Gail Porter has revealed the heartbreaking reason why she would never sign up to BBC One dance show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, with the 46-year-old TV presenter concerned that she isn’t “pretty enough” after losing her hair to alopecia in 2005.
Gail also confessed that she doesn’t feel attractive enough to find love again, with the star splitting from husband Dan Hipgrave in 2005 after four years of marriage.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Gail explained: “I don’t think ‘Strictly’ would ever ask me. I’m not pretty enough for TV.
“I’ve no hair so what would they do with me? What if the wig fell off?
“There are so many more important things than me doing telly.”
She also revealed that wearing a wig made her feel emotional, which is why she opts to go without.
She continued: “It was lovely – it was just really odd because when I put it on, I enjoyed it for the first few minutes and then I suddenly thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I miss my hair’ so I got a bit teary.
“I’ve never worn it again. I think I’m so used to being bald now. Anyway, my daughter and my friends love me as I am.”
Speaking about her love life, Gail added: “Am I looking for love? No. I’m quite happy. I’m not very pretty. I still don’t feel pretty enough for love. You never know, maybe one day, but it’s not top of my list.”
The star confessed that she is instead focusing on raising her 15-year-old daughter, Honey, telling the publication: “Now I’ve got a teenager, I want to make sure her life is perfect.
“Obviously nobody’s life is ever really perfect, but I want her to know her mum is there for her. She knows everything I have been through, and she’s like my best friend.”