Gail Porter shared with fans that her father has died as her mental health documentary aired on TV on Monday night.
49-year-old Gail filmed documentary, Being Gail Porter, about her battles with depression, Alopecia and homelessness last year.
It was first aired on the BBC in January but as it was repeated this week, Gail took to Twitter to update fans on some personal news.
"Since that documentary, my father passed away, I had him in his wee cremated box by me while I watched. Hard but he had a great life xxx." she told her followers.
As fans rushed to send their condolences, Gail replied: "Thank you for always tweeting and being lovely. Kindness is all we need."
The mum previously told how her daughter Honey had sobbed after watching the hard-hitting documentary, even though Gail asked her not to watch it.
Gail also said she'd found it 'tricky' to watch back herself as she detailed her past struggles.
In 2011 the former FHM magazine favourite was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
After years of treatment, Gail now works alongside the mental health charity Mind and the Samaritans who helped her with filming of her documentary.
Talking about her anxiety battle, Gail said: "It comes and goes. Sometimes it will just hit me when I’m on the tube and I’ll have to get of.
“But I’ve learnt to deal with it, I do a lot of cycling. Or running. As long as you keep yourself active and know that there is always someone to talk too.”
Gail shot to fame on hit breakfast TV shows Live & Kicking and The Big Breakfast. In the 1990s she posed for a photo for FHM, which was projected on to the Houses of Parliament.
But she insists her 17-year-old daughter Honey won’t be following her into showbusiness.
She said: “She is not interested. She’s more into maths and science. She’s very clever.”
Gail previously told how her daughter helped her come to terms with being bald after she was diagnosed with alopecia.
She added: “I have good days and bad days but I’m not really bothered about the hair to be honest. I’m so used to it now.”
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