The 90's pin-up has opened up about her struggle with depression and anorexia and how the root of the problem was her lack of body confidence

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‘People think it’s great having big boobs but I’ve struggled with them my whole life,’ 90s TV presenter Gail Porter has said in a frank and heartbreakingly, honest interview about her battle with depression and anorexia.

She has now confessed to getting her 28JJ chest reduced to a 28C after years of willing them to shrink.

‘I resorted to the point of anorexia just to get rid of them, but they wouldn’t go. If I put on weight if went straight to my breasts,’ she said.

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Two months ago Gail bravely decided to have the £5K reduction – which saw her boobs get 8lbs lighter and hasn’t looked back.

‘My life has totally changed. My confidence has soared and my exercise regime is so much easier without the extra 8lbs of flesh,’ the mum-of-one told The Sun. ‘When I was pregnant, I couldn’t get a bra to fit and with my depression I was scared I was being made fun of, so I would not leave the house.

‘When  I took my bra off, my boobs would fall down to my knees and clap together. Now they stand up on their own.’

The 45-year-old shot to fame when a 100ft image of her naked body was projected onto the Houses Of Parliament, as a lads mag publicity stunt in 1999. But behind the bright lights of the showbiz world Gail has admitted that her lack of confidence saw her spiral into a dark place.

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She first experienced depression when she was a teenager and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Sadly, Gail suffered a very public nervous breakdown and was also sectioned before losing her whole head of hair when she had alopecia.

 

In 2011, Gail entered rehab after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act following her admission to hospital after she accidentally overdosed on painkillers.

At the time she said that reports the overdose was an attempt to commit suicide were not correct.

She said: ‘I wouldn’t, in a million years, try to kill myself. I took an accidental overdose of painkillers, then called the doctors myself.

‘I was very depressed, I was trying to sleep but I didn’t want to kill myself. That’s why I called the doctor and told him that I’d taken too many painkillers, and ended up in hospital.’

Thankfully, Gail now is in a much healthier and happier place. We’re glad to hear it!