Gail Porter SLAMS Celebrity Big Brother as the “worst thing ever”

Surely you knew that before you went in, Gail?

Gail Porter

by Laurence Mozafari |
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Gail Porter has laid into *Celebrity Big Brother *and compared it to suffering from mental illness, two weeks after she got voted out of the house.

Buuuuuuuut... she does like the fact that it's made her famous again.

The money can't have been bad either though, eh Gail?

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The former TV presenter, who was evicted on Day 18, told the Daily Mail: "[It was] the worst thing ever. And I should know, I've been sectioned under the Mental Health Act."

Gail was sectioned at a psychiatric unit at the Royal Free hospital for 17 days back in 2011 after suffering a breakdown. Despite her hatred for CBB, she's enjoyed being recognised again.

She continued: "It's like living in a soap. I like a chat anyway, but my Sainsbury's shopping time has gone from half an hour to about two since I came out of the house.

Gail, whose naked image was famously beamed onto the Houses of Parliament by FHM, lost her hair to alopecia and explained that she's no longer using medication to treat her bipolar disorder, instead opting for exercise as her choice of therapy.

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"I run. I go to the gym. That's it. I've felt the best I've felt in years," she revealed.

"I couldn't cope with the medication — I have been on Prozac, Citalopram, Zopiclone, lithium... I’ve got a list somewhere."

Opening up about her battles with mental illness before she went into the house, the 44 year old said: "I don't mind talking about it in the house. Tabloids can bring it up in a way that sounds like I am totally depressed all the time, which is not the case.

"But if someone asks me about it I will be honest. I've been really happy for a really long time but everybody thinks, oh my god she was depressed once so that is it'.

"They don't pick up on all the good things or positive things."

Celebrity Big Brother's 13 weirdest moments

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Celebrity Big Brother's 13 weirdest moments

Feltz Meltz1 of 18

Feltz Meltz

In the first ever CBB in 2001 Vanessa Feltz has a meltdown and scrawls posh words all over a table:□

Na Na Neigh!2 of 18

Na Na Neigh!

Dappy 'windmills' after jumping in the pool with Luisa.□

Heeeeeeere's Jackie!3 of 18

Heeeeeeere's Jackie!

Jackie Stallone's shock arrival in the house in 2003 was accompanied by the immortal line: 'Yeaaaah, Jaaaackie!'□

And the award for Politician of the Year goes to...4 of 18

And the award for Politician of the Year goes to...

George Galloway pretended to be a pussy-cat in 2006. A nation shuddered.

Poppadomgate5 of 18

Poppadomgate

Jade vs Shilpa in 2007 led to one of the most controversial CBB moments EVER and to Jade's silent eviction from the house.

Naked man alert!6 of 18

Naked man alert!

Alex Reid gets a fake tan in the buff in 2010□

Jedward in their pants7 of 18

Jedward in their pants

Jedward get vajazzled by Amy Childs in 2011.□

Julie takes a trip to the fruitbowl8 of 18

Julie takes a trip to the fruitbowl

Julie Goodyear gets a little too personal with a banana in 2012 □

Frankie doesn't go to Hollywood9 of 18

Frankie doesn't go to Hollywood

Frankie Cocozza and Nicola Maclean get hot in the hot tub in 2012.□

Lauren takes a tumble10 of 18

Lauren takes a tumble

Lauren Harries tripping up constantly in 2013.

Leo Sayer breaks out of CBB because of dirty pants11 of 18

Leo Sayer breaks out of CBB because of dirty pants

Yep, Leo skipped out of the CBB house because of his dirty pants. Erm, every heard of a washing machine L? Sayer popped into the diary room to “humbly request” new underwear as he didn’t want to use the CBB house’s washing facilities. When Big Brother refused, Sayer smashed the fire doors open and proceeded to struggle with two hefty security guards while shouting obscenities. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, here's some video evidence:

Darryn Lyons weird, lumpy, bumpy "abs12 of 18

Darryn Lyons weird, lumpy, bumpy "abs"

"WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?" was our general reaction to Darryn Lyon's lumpy, bumpy abs. Unsurprisingly the celebrity photographer admitted on the show that he had undergone a “contouring” procedure to remove fat around his muscles and give impression of abs. WOAH, so they're not natural? Get outta town! No, please, literally get out of town. We're terrified.

Verne Troyer drink driving13 of 18

Verne Troyer drink driving

Verne Troyer has a head-on collision with the diary room after getting a bit tipsy. Then someone remixed it and set it to dance music. Cheers, internet.

The ultimate nightmare14 of 18

The ultimate nightmare

 2015 was the ‘Freak Show’ within a freak show as Katie and Katie buried the hatchet over their shopping task to become a two-headed monster.

Botched boob job agony15 of 18

Botched boob job agony

Katie needed a little extra support to collect her crown. "They wanted to pull me from the show, I had a really bad medical problem." No kidding.

Perez in panties16 of 18

Perez in panties

Perez Hilton had blazing rows with Calum and Katie. Oh, and danced in his dinosaur pants.

Drawn to each other17 of 18

Drawn to each other

Summer 2015 brought us CBB’s best ever bromance. James Hill and Austin Armacost got down and dirty in bed, in play-fights, in a striptease…all over really.

Only this big18 of 18

Only this big

Stevi Ritchie revealed nasty secrets about his mini manhood, glow in the dark condoms (they light up your face!) and why sex with fiancé Chloe is like “going through the Dartford Tunnel”.

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