By Jody Thompson
Gail Porter looks as if she’s finally beaten alopecia for good as she shakes her full head of blonde hair on GMTV this morning.
The presenter, 39, had regained 75% of her lost locks in March this year, but the regrowth was still rather patchy.
But sat on the famous red sofa as a guest TV critic this morning, it seems her follicular fears are at last behind her.
Blonde ambition: Gail Porter grins with delight as she shows off her full head of hair to the nation
One to watch: Gail was chatting GMTV presenters Andrew Castle and Emma Crosby about the best of the coming day’s TV
Since her hair first started to grow back following five years of complete baldness, the Scottish beauty has experimented with a variety of styles and colours, including electric blue in February and a pink dye job at the Baftas in June.
But talking to Andrew Castle and Emma Crosby, it seems she has finally settled on a seriously chic bleached blonde gamine crop.
Gail, 39, was also out with her toyboy indie rocker boyfriend Johnny Davies, 25, and her little girl Honey, eight, for the London premiere of kids’ movie Cats And Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Glamore last night.
Check her out: The Scottish beauty wore a trendy plaid shirt for her breakfast TV stint to complement her choppy cropped hair
She’s been with the guitairist from band New Vinyl for a year after splitting with former cameraman boyfriend James Lloyd in May last year.
Gail first fell victim to alopecia areata in 2005, causing her to lose all her hair, eyebrows and even eyelashes.
However, the former childrens’ TV presenter refused to wear a hat or wig, deciding instead to raise awareness of the condition.
She became also became an ambassador for the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs to children with hairloss.
It’s thought the illness was brought on by the stress of her marriage to Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave breaking down, coupled with post-natal depression, problems with drugs and an attempted suicide.
Loved-up: Gail with boyfriend Johnny at the premiere of Cats And Dogs in Holland Park
Hair we go: The TV presenter with her pretty daughter Honey and a canine chum at the Cats And Dogs premiere
Little tufts of fluffy hair started making a re-appearance in 2006, but Gail credits finding love again with boyfriend Johnny for causing it to grow back properly this year.
But amazingly, despite a life-time of being blonde, the hair began to grow back brunette, hence Miss Porter hitting the peroxide.
Gail has hosted programmes including Dead Famous, The Big Breakfast and The Gadget Show, but became a household name in 1999 when her shapely naked rear image was projected onto the Houses Of Parliament in a publicity stunt organised by FHM magazine.
Most recently, she’s been a regular on Matthew Wright’s The Wright Stuff on Five – before today’s guest slot on GMTV, which, much like her hair, was short and sweet.
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