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Porter recovering after overdose
Gail Porter
Gail Porter at the film premiere of Valiant on Sunday
Television host Gail Porter is recovering after taking an overdose of drugs, her spokeswoman has confirmed.

The 33-year-old, who has suffered from post-natal depression and split with husband Dan Hipgrave last year, took the overdose last week.

Porter, whose naked image was projected onto the Houses of Parliament in 1999, is "a lot better and on the mend" after being taken into a London hospital.

She admitted herself after taking the medication for post-natal depression.

Porter's stomach was pumped at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, according to The Sun newspaper.


It added that the presenter took the overdose after a meeting with estranged husband Hipgrave, who was guitarist with Toploader.

Police were called to the house of the couple, who married in 2001, after a domestic dispute.

Edinburgh-born Porter admitted last month they had split eight months previously.

Porter, who currently presents Dead Famous on digital channel Living TV, was prescribed medication to combat the effects of post-natal depression following the birth of daughter Honey, who is now two years old.

The television host was seen in public most recently on Sunday when she attended the West End film premiere of Valiant, just days after she took the overdose of pills.

Porter's other credits include hosting Top of the Pops, The Big Breakfast, and competing on Channel 4's reality show The Games.

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