Back in 2005, Gail Porter was in Las Vegas looking for ghosts. Filming for the television series Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters was in full swing – a strange moment in her professional life. But then something even more bizarre happened: she lost all her hair.
“I was using the shower. And I shouted to my boyfriend at the time and said ‘there’s something wrong with the bathroom because the water is coming up to my knees’. And then he looked at me and said: ‘where’s your hair?!’. And it was all in the shower.”
It was a big shock, Gail, who was 34 at the time, admits. The hardest part, she says, was having to phone her ex-husband (Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave) and ask him to tell their three-year-old daughter Honey she was coming back to the UK without her blonde tresses.