Great British Bake Off star John Whaite & # 39; s joy as a sister who was found missing in Portugal
& # 39; She is alive, she is sober, but she is very, very sad & # 39 ;: Bake Off star John Whaite reveals that his missing sister & JUST in time & # 39; was found by a stranger after disappearing at the airport in Portugal
- John Whaite has found sister Victoria two days after leaving Faro Airport
- She was reportedly & # 39; too intoxicated & # 39; to go on board with her family and disappeared
- Bake Off winner, 30, said she was taken over by a stranger in the Algarve
- She suffered from a hormone-based mood disorder related to her period
- Whaite said: & she is alive, she is sober, but she is very upset & # 39;
The sister of Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite was found two days after she disappeared from a Portuguese airport while she was & # 39; intoxicated & # 39; was and suffered a major depression caused by her menstrual period.
The star, 30, from Chorley, Lancashire, who appeared in the 2012 series of the show, said his older brother Victoria Cunningham had been admitted to the Algarve by a stranger and & # 39; very sad & # 39; was – but sober.
Reportedly, she was & # 39; too intoxicated & # 39; to take the plane home at Faro Airport – and her partner would have boarded the plane with his children and left her in the terminal.
The star baker tweeted: & # 39; She's alive, she's sober, but she's very upset (it looks like she was found just in time). & # 39;
On Monday Mr. Whaite made a call to find his sister after she went missing at Faro airport – but to his delight she is now found.
He also revealed that she fights every month against premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) – causing women to have severe depression and anxiety the week before menstruation begins.
John (photo, left) made a call earlier this week after his sister, Victoria Cunningham (photo, right) was missing in Portugal and has now revealed that she is now found
Whaite told his Twitter followers that his sister was found earlier this afternoon
In a follow-up tweet, he said: & # 39; We will now focus on getting her home healthy and healthy again and in the privacy and protection of our family.
& # 39; My thanks to each of you is immortal. You helped save a sister, a daughter, and a mother – thanks. & # 39;
Mr. Whaite said she suffered from a hormonal disorder known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
The chef – who always presented the Chopping Block ITV show – tweeted a call to find his sister earlier this week and said she had left Faro airport without a passport.
He tweeted: & # 39; My sister is missing at Faro airport. We are all concerned about her well-being. The Portuguese police do not want to help us find her. & # 39;
Whaite accused the Portuguese police of doing nothing to help in the frantic search. But he said the British authorities are putting pressure on them to investigate.
Mrs Cunningham (photo) was missing in the Algarve without her passport, which led to a desperate plea from her brother on Twitter. She is found now
The TV star previously shared this desperate plea with his followers on Twitter hoping to bring his sister home. She has now been found by a stranger
Whaite said the British consulate exerted pressure on the Portuguese police to find his sister
He posted four photos of his brother or sister on Twitter and added: & # 39; Her name is Victoria Cunningham. She doesn't have a passport. If you see her, please tell her that her family just wants her home safe and healthy. & # 39;
Mr. Whaite won the third series of the BBC program. Faro is the most important airport in the Algarve that is used by tens of thousands of Britons every year.
What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and what are the symptoms?
While most women with PMS find their symptoms uncomfortable, a small percentage have symptoms that are serious enough to prevent them from leading their normal lives.
This is the result of a more intense type of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of PMS, but are more exaggerated and often have more psychological symptoms than physical ones.
Symptoms can be:
- feelings of hopelessness
- persistent sadness or depression
- extreme anger and fear
- reduced interest in usual activities
- sleep much more or less than usual
- very low self-esteem
- extreme tension and irritability
Since depression is a common PMDD symptom, it is possible that a woman with PMDD may have thoughts about suicide.
PMDD can be particularly difficult to deal with because it can have a negative effect on your daily life and relationships.
Source: NHS choices
He said the family & # 39; is worried & # 39; and said she could pose a threat to her herself. Victoria has been diagnosed with depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder
The cook tweeted: & # 39; Timeline for my sister: Saturday 11:05: unable to board due to bad luck and intoxication (linked to diagnosed depression and PMDD).
& # 39; Friend leaves her at Faro airport. Monday 13:90 (sic): due to flight 7194 left by the police @ check-in. Absconds without passport / £. & # 39;
He added: & apparently she was on her way to a gas station in Faro and left the airport trying to take a can of coke without payment (therefore cannot accept money)
& # 39; My other sister Jane and friend Chris are now flying away to find her. I will pass on information from the UK & # 39;
He continued: & # 39; She is vulnerable and can only pose a risk to herself. Family was worried. Consulate, British police, Portuguese police. & # 39;
He added another Tweet: & # 39; Yes, she has dumped her own passport. Yes, she was intoxicated.
& # 39; Yes, the Portuguese police have said they don't have to look for her unless she commits a crime.
& # 39; But she has a history of mental illness and suicide risk. This behavior stems from diagnoses of depression and PMDD. & # 39;
British holidaymakers have tried to track down the missing woman, with a number of locations where they claim to have seen her.
Whaite (left) went to social media to share with his followers on Twitter that his sister (right) has disappeared in Portugal
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