TV’s Gail Porter has started to sprout hair on her head again- just as she is finally coming to terms with being bald.
Instead of greeting the tufts on her scalp as the end of a nightmare, she said she likes “being different”.
Gail, who lost her blonde locks five years ago due to alopecia, said on Twitter: “Don’t know what to do with my dodgy hair! I’m too used to being bald. I love being bald.”
And she said her sixyear-old daughter likes the look. She said: “Honey thinks I’m really cool. Her friends at school love me because of my bald head.
“I bend down and everyone rubs it and makes a wish, which is so cute. Honey says, ‘That’s my mum and she’s different to everyone else’s mum.’”
The presenter, who caused a stir in 1999 when her naked rear was projected on to the Houses of Parliament for FHM magazine, added: “I’d love my hair to grow back one day but it’s important to me that Honey thinks I’m different and cool.”
Gail suspects the spurts of regrowth on her head could be down to romance. Her new boyfriend is indie rocker Jonny Davies, who is 14 years her junior.
They have been secretly dating for four months and guitarist Jonny has been telling friends he is “really happy”.
Speaking at her home in Primrose Hill, North London, Gail, 38, said: “I’m getting very hairy so that must mean I’m happy.
“I’ve got a bit of hair and a bit of a boyfriend and I’m very happy. He’s a musician in a band called New Vinyl.”
Gail, who has hosted shows including Dead Famous and The Big Breakfast, lost her hair during a hellish four weeks in 2005 while she was in the grip of post-natal depression.
There was more stress with her divorce from former Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave, father of Honey.
She found love with cameraman James Lloyd but the relationship ended last May when she kicked him out of her home.
Since she was diagnosed, Gail has refused to wear a wig and has used her public profile to raise awareness.
She is an ambassador for the Little Princess Trust – a charity which provides wigs to bald children.
But at first she struggled and said the condition left her feeling “ugly”. Now she is so used to being bald she said she would continue to shave her head because regrowth is patchy.
This week Gail was all smiles when spotted with Jonny at central London’s Groucho club.
New Vinyl, formed in Wakefield in 2003, have a website on which they introduce “our new manager: Gail Porter”.
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