Gail Porter, 49, admits she's 'given up' on finding love after losing her hair to alopecia

Solo: Gail Porter, 49,has admitted she's given up on dating as she  no longer feels confident and has accepted the idea of growing old alone.

‘I’m bald and I don’t feel pretty’: Gail Porter, 49, admits she’s ‘given up’ on finding love after losing her hair to alopecia

Gail Porter has admitted she’s given up on dating.

The 49-year-old presenter – who has 17-year-old daughter Honey with ex-husband Dan Hipgrave – no longer feels confident about dating so has accepted the idea of growing old alone. 

Speaking in Closer magazine, she explained that losing her hair to alopecia has affected her self-confidence.

Solo: Gail Porter, 49,has admitted she's given up on dating as she  no longer feels confident and has accepted the idea of growing old alone.

Solo: Gail Porter, 49,has admitted she’s given up on dating as she  no longer feels confident and has accepted the idea of growing old alone.

‘Basically, if anyone wants to date me, that would be great. But I think I’ve given up. I guess I’m just going to die with a cat,’ she declared.

‘I’m bald and I don’t feel confident about dating. I’d love to meet someone, but I don’t feel pretty and it’s fine. When I lost my hair, I lost a lot of confidence – but I have a happy heart.

Gail added that her daughter brings her great joy and is always championing her, as she gushed: ‘Honey’s always very wonderful and positive and says, ‘You’re going to get a boyfriend’, and I’m just like, ‘Oh whatever’. ‘ 

Struggles: 'I'm bald and I don't feel confident about dating. I'd love to meet someone, but I don't feel pretty and it's fine,' she explained of her battle with alopecia

Struggles: ‘I’m bald and I don’t feel confident about dating. I’d love to meet someone, but I don’t feel pretty and it’s fine,’ she explained of her battle with alopecia

Gail turns 50 in March but she isn’t ‘scared’ about reaching the milestone age because she feels much younger than her years. She said: ‘With everything that’s happened in my life, I only feel 18.’

‘I’m not scared about turning 50. There are some people who think they have to act in a different way when they reach a certain age, but with me, the older I get, the younger I act. When I speak to Honey, I never feel like a grown-up.’ 

Though Gail has struggled with mental health issues and lost her hair to alopecia, she never dwells on the bad parts of her life. 

She said: ‘I’ve been through a lot and when I wake up, I think, ‘This is a new day’, rather than worry about ageing.’

Ex: The Scottish television personality married Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave in August 2001 and gave birth to their daughter Honey a year later

Ex: The Scottish television personality married Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave in August 2001 and gave birth to their daughter Honey a year later

‘I’ve lost my mum, my dad and my grandparents – it’s a constant reminder that we only have one life.’ 

The Scottish television personality married Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave in August 2001 and gave birth to their daughter Honey a year later, before they separated in 2005. 

Before her marriage, Gail was in a relationship with the late Keith Flint, vocalist from The Prodigy. 

Love: Before her marriage, Gail was in a relationship with Keith Flint, vocalist from The Prodigy

Love: Before her marriage, Gail was in a relationship with Keith Flint, vocalist from The Prodigy

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