Kirsty Gallacher is one of the UK’s most respected and versatile sports broadcasters. She has enjoyed a long and successful career at Sky Sports News, anchoring their popular afternoon slot since 2011.
Kirsty began her front-of-camera career at Sky in 2000 with her own series for Sky One, Kirsty’s Home Videos which aired for 4 years. She also hosted their show TV Meltdown. Other presenting credits for other channels have included Lorraine on ITV1, BBC1’s holiday series Departure Lounge and co-hosting Simply the Best for ITV. She has also hosted large-scale events such as the Laureus World Sports Awards in Lisbon, broadcast on Ch5.
2005 saw Kirsty team up with Jamie Theakston to host Ch4’s The Games following her triumph as a contestant in the previous series, and in 2008 Kirsty continued her co-presenting with Sky One’s revamped show Gladiators alongside Ian Wright. Kirsty has also featured alongside Ant and Dec on their hugely successful, prime-time show Saturday Night Takeaway.
Kirsty is hugely experienced in fronting live sporting events. She has presented The All Star Cup for ITV1/ITV2 live from Celtic Manor in Wales, live feeds for Sport Relief, and in 2014 reprised her role as co-presenter of ITV1’s hugely popular Soccer Aid – the charity football match which pits celebrities against legendary footballers – alongside Dermot O’Leary, a role that she will take on once again in June 2016. Kirsty also fronts Sky Sports’ coverage of major annual sporting events, such as the Ryder Cup, the Masters and the Olympics.
2014 saw Kirsty’s personal passion for health and fitness grow; with the launch of her own sports clothing range with Very.co.uk: Activewear by Kirsty Gallacher. Her extensive knowledge on health and well-being also saw Kirsty announced as the ambassador and face of Wellwoman supplements. Kirsty has worked with a number of brands throughout her career including Benefit, P20, Nestle and Scholl & Persy.
In 2015 Kirsty was announced as the celebrity partner for foot care brand Scholl, alongside teaming up with Persil for Comic Relief and partnering with Thornton’s Chocolate on their Christmas campaign. Kirsty took part in the hugely popular BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing with partner Brendan Cole, made it to the 6th week of the competition.
2016 has already seen Kirsty team up with Champneys to launch their new Detox range.
Kirsty lives in Surrey with her two sons, Oscar and Jude.