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Gail Porter declared bankrupt

Gemma Strong

Gail Porter has been declared bankrupt at London's High Court after being unable to pay her debts. The 45-year-old star has reportedly faced huge stress while struggling to resolve her financial situation, but has eventually ended up in bankruptcy.

"It's been a really rough few years for Gail and this is another devastating blow," a source told the Daily Mail. "She did everything she could to stop this from happening, but in the end the debt became too large and she simply could not cope.

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Gail Porter has been declared bankrupt at London's High Court

"It was proving horrifically stressful and has caused her several sleepless nights. Gail is determine to make the best of a bad situation though, and start afresh."

It's a big setback for the resilient mum-of-one, who developed alopecia in 2005 and battled anorexia as a result of her low self-esteem.

Last year, Gail decided to undergo a life-changing breast reduction, and as she made her first post-operation appearance on Loose Women, admitted she had struggled with body confidence from a young age.

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Gail opened up about her body struggles during an appearance on Loose Women

"I was the first person at school to get boobs, first person at school to have a period, first person at school to have a moustache. I felt like I had three heads, I was like, 'Hello, I'm up here…'" she said.

Of her anorexia battle, the star added: "I started dieting because I wanted to get rid of the breasts, because I was so conscious of them, and then it went from everywhere else.

"And anorexia is a mental thing as well, so I got it into my head that I constantly wanted to diet, and then these breasts weren't going away, and I remember ending up in hospital because I was so tiny, and the doctor said to me, 'God, you’ve got really big boobs for someone with anorexia', and that was it, it just got even worse."

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