Kirsty Gallacher is one of the UK’s most respected and versatile sports broadcasters and has enjoyed a long and successful career at Sky Sports News, anchoring their flagship show which broadcasts live on weekdays between 4 and 7pm.
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 has great experience in a variety of broadcasting environments having presented Sky 1’s Gladiators alongside Ian Wright, ITV’s Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Channel 4’s The Games, alongside Jamie Theakston.
Kirsty has fronted a host of live sporting events, including ITV1’s hugely popular Soccer Aid – the charity football match which pits celebrities against legendary footballers – alongside Dermot O’Leary, in both June 2014 and June 2016. Kirsty also fronts Sky Sports’ coverage of major annual sporting events.
Kirsty has a huge passion for health and fitness and trains at least 3 to 4 times a week with her trainer. She is a long-term ambassador for Wellwoman supplements and last year formed part of Women’s Health ‘The Body Call’ judging panel to find a woman who embodied what true health and well-being looked like.
2015 saw Kirsty take part in the hugely popular BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing with partner Brendan Cole. She made it to the 6th week of the competition and was highly commended by the judges, despite having never danced before!
2016 saw Kirsty appear on the Sports-based comedy quiz, A League of Their Own alongside Nick Grimshaw and Niall Horan, and appear in an advert for the new Scottish Children’s Lottery.
She teamed up with Champneys to launch their new Detox range; Everdine to launch the new healthy meal subscription service and Speedo to promote their ‘Dive In’ campaign, with an aim of helping the nation swim their way to fitness by improving their front crawl.
In 2017, Kirsty joined with advanced sports and compression wear specialists, Proskins, to become their brand ambassador. With a personal passion for health and fitness, Kirsty is working closely with the brand to extend their Proskins Active range. Watch this space!
Kirsty lives in Surrey with her two sons, Oscar and Jude.