Gail Porter debuts chic new elfin crop as she credits musician love for hair regrowth

by Gail Porter has plenty to smile about at the moment.

She has a new man, a loving daughter, a successful TV career and is venturing into the worlds of music management and stand-up comedy.

On top of all that, the 39-year-old presenter was spotted this week with a full head of hair – five years after she lost it all to alopecia.

The Edinburgh-born star recently spent a day out at Alton Towers with her seven-year-old daughter Honey, and new love Jonny Davies, a 24-year-old guitarist with indie band New Vinyl.

And the trio had a ball, laughing and joking around together as they tried out some of the attractions at the amusement park – from firing the water cannons to testing their nerve on a rollercoaster.

It was six months ago that Gail – pictured wearing a black headband in her blonde elfin crop – first noticed that her hair had started to grow back.

Since then she has shared Twitter pictures with her delighted fans to keep them up-to-date with her progress, something she credits to Jonny.

Speaking recently to the Daily Mirror, Gail - who refused to wear a wig or hat on screen while hairless and is now Ambassador for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs to children – said of the re-growth: "Is it all down to happiness?"

"It must be, because right now I'm happier than I've been in a long time, so much is going right for me."

"And the big difference in my life in Jonny. He's as amazed as I am to see what's happening. We woke up the other morning and he said, 'Hey look at you babe, you have bed hair!"

Latest comments

Please note, all comments are those of readers and do not represent the opinion of reserves the right to remove comments it considers offensive or not relevant
Please focus on the topic

To comment you must be registered at

Log in to comment