Gail Porter has revealed that after a lifelong battle with insomnia, she couldn’t sleep for an entire day. I wake up when it gets dark
Gail Porter has revealed how he battled debilitating insomnia from a young age, giving insight into his daily life.
reveal her daily habits Sunday Times Magazinethe 52-year-old star has been candid about his mental health, admitting insomnia has kept him from getting a full day’s sleep.
Gail, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, explained that she has struggled with insomnia since childhood, saying, “I have terrible insomnia, waking up at 1am, 3am and 5am. I’m worried.Will I find a job after Edinburgh?Have I texted my friends enough?Will Ziggy like a cat sitter?’
“It’s been going on since I was 3 or 4 and nothing works,” she added. “Sometimes I’m so tired that I fall asleep for 48 hours. I wake up in the dark and realize I’ve wasted my day.”
Insomnia: Gail Porter reveals how he battled debilitating insomnia from a young age, giving insight into his daily life.
Gail also spoke candidly about how she deals with her anxiety on a daily basis, explaining, “I had so much fun and now I can come to terms with my past.” But I was very insecure long before I worked in television and always had problems eating. “
Elaborating on her history of anorexia, she said she “flyed from job to job ‘forgetting to eat’ and quickly spiraled into a vicious cycle.” Even if someone tried to intervene, I wouldn’t listen. Otherwise I would have agreed and ignored their advice afterwards. “
Gail thanks her daughter Honey, 20, for her support, but is also enjoying her new career in stand-up comedy.
The Scottish TV presenter is currently kicking off her stand-up career in the Edinburgh assembly room from 2nd to 28th August, as well as showing shows across the UK.
Her routine includes posing nude from a children’s TV host, getting her naked body washed up in the Capitol, getting sorted out, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and having trouble sleeping. talk.
“I’m so excited to be in Edinburgh,” said Gail, who was once named one of the sexiest women in the world by FHM. I’m going to do stand-up 7 nights a week.
“I don’t know if it’s about middle age or what, but I got the offer and I was like, why not?
Gail rose to prominence thanks to her regular appearances on Big Breakfast, The Movie Chart Show, VH1, and the iconic show. BBC Music program “Top of the Pops”.
THEN: Gail also spoke candidly about how she deals with her anxiety on a daily basis, explaining, “It was so much fun and now I can come to terms with my past.” But long before I worked in television, I was very insecure (picture from 1999)
Close: Gail thanks her daughter Honey, 20, for her support, but also enjoys a new career path in stand-up comedy (pictured with Honey in 2019)
In 1999, Porter’s growing popularity as a model for cult youth magazines FHM and Loaded resulted in nude photos of Porter being shown in the Houses of Parliament without her consent as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign. Ta.
However, the former pin-up claimed to have earned very little in the early days of her mainstream career, citing the amount she received per episode of Top of the Pops as one of her lowest earnings.
she recently said telegraph paper: “500 pounds, I think, and then the agent gets 20 per cent. Then I have to pay the rent.”
“All the magazine covers, I never got paid.”
Ms. Porter weighed her best salary and said narrating a Sainsbury’s commercial made a modest income.
“A few hundred pounds a week, so I can’t complain,” she recalls. “But other than that, I can’t remember any other high-paying jobs.