Kirsty Gallacher is one of the UK’s most respected and versatile broadcasters who enjoyed a 20 year successful career at Sky Sports News, anchoring their flagship show and interviewing several huge names, including Anthony Joshua, Jordan Spieth and David Beckham. Kirsty also fronted Sky Sports’ coverage of major annual sporting events including The Ryder Cup and The Masters.
Kirsty has great experience in a variety of broadcasting environments having had her own series for Sky One, Kirsty’s Home Videos, which aired for 4 years. In addition, she presented Sky 1’s Gladiators, alongside Ian Wright, ITV’s Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Channel 4’s The Games.
In 2015 Kirsty took part in the hugely popular 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.
Kirsty fronted ITV1’s hugely popular Soccer Aid alongside Dermot O’Leary for a decade and stepped down in 2020. The charity football match pits celebrities against legendary footballers. Against all odds in 2020 Soccer Aid for Unicef made history raising a record-breaking £9.3million for children.
Kirsty has a huge passion for health and fitness and trains at least 3 to 4 times a week with her trainer. She recently launched an Instagram series, ‘Strong Female Collective’, which celebrates women and their strength in many forms, guests in the series so far have included Danielle Peazer and Alice Liveing. Alongside her broadcast work, Kirsty has worked with a number of recognisable brands including Wellwoman, Speedo, Vauxhall, HelloFresh and Mookie Toys. In 2020 Kirsty was announced as an ambassador for Ultherapy and premium sports nutrition brand Kinetica. She also partnered with Sloggi for the launch of their Zero Feel underwear range.
Kirsty launched her brand new podcast in 2020, ‘Stripped Back Sport’ to rave reviews and an incredible amount of downloads and listens. Kirsty sits down for an open discussion with some of the greatest sports stars of our time; delving into the high and low moments of their careers, as well as their personal life and the sides to sport that have never been discussed before. In series one Kirsty interviewed the likes of Dame Kelly Holmes, Eddie Hearn, Lee Westwood OBE, Maro Itoje and more.
In March 2021 it was announced that Kirsty would be joining the newly launched channel, GB news, as part of their Breakfast team – ‘Journalism is my first love and I’m thrilled to be getting back into the heart of it at GB News, we’re really challenging the status quo with a fresh approach to news and debate’.
She is hugely passionate about charity work and has worked with numerous charities to raise awareness including Battersea Dogs Home, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sparks and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Kirsty lives in the countryside with her two sons, Oscar and Jude, dogs Bertie and Betsy, and tortoise Theo.