Former Celebrity Big Brother star Gail Porter has spoken out about how she had to sleep rough and was left fearing for her life.
The former TV star has fallen a long way since her 90’s heyday and was declared bankrupt last week.
Gail revealed that she had been surviving on marmite on toast, as she lived on just £200 a month.
She is also trying to support her teenage daughter during some of the hardest times in Gail’s life.
Speaking to The Sun, Gail said: “My money problems have just snowballed and I’ve had nowhere to turn.
“No one knew. I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I was homeless.
“I had nowhere to go, so I spent a couple of nights outdoors.”
Gail has been struggling to pay the rent on her one-bedroom flat and reckons she has a “six-figure” amount as tax arrears.
She has laid the blame on her downturn in fortune to the fact that she has alopecia.
Speaking about her nights on the street, Gail revealed: “It was cold and terrifying.
“I covered my face so no one could see me.
“Those were the scariest nights of my night, I barely slept a wink.
“I was scared of being killed or raped.”
A source spoke out to Mail Online about their friend’s dilemma.
They said: “It’s been a really rough few years for Gail and this is another devastating blow.
“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.
“It was proving horrifically stressful and has caused her several sleepless nights.
“Gail is determined to make the best of a bad situation though, and start afresh.”
Gail has had a troubled career, with alopecia leading to her losing the modelling contracts that she had.
She battled anorexia and depression, which eventually saw her sectioned, spending 28 days in London’s Royal Free Hospital.
This is just the latest in a series of cruel twists that have rocked her life.