Glamorous television presenter recognisable to anyone who’s ever watched Sky Sports.
Kirsty Gallacher was born in Edinburgh to former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher and Lesley Gallacher.
From a young age, Kirsty wanted to be a fashion journalist and studied at the London College of Fashion in journalism and promotion.
Approached by Mark Sharman, then deputy head of sport at Sky, Kirsty began working as a production assistant in 1996, before moving on to the position of editorial assistant on Sky Sports.
She got her presenting break on Sky Sports News in 1998, and since then has been associated with many other sports shows such as 90 Minutes, Soccer Extra, Kirsty and Phil (on BBC Radio 5 Live) and Soccer AM.
From 2000 until 2004, Kirsty Gallacher hosted the Sky1 show Kirsty’s Home Videos, a satellite equivalent of ITV’s You’ve Been Framed! in which viewers send in home videos to be screened.
Other Presenting Roles
In 2002, she presented the morning show RI:SE, and in 2004 began hosting the game show Simply the Best, alongside Phil Tufnell.
Kirsty won the third series of the popular Channel 4 reality television series The Games, in 2005, and presented the show in subsequent years alongside Jamie Theakston.
In 2008, Gallacher presented the new version of Gladiators on Sky1 alongside Ian Wright.
Kirsty has made guest appearances on They Think It’s All Over, A Question of Sport, and appeared with Duncan Bannatyne on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
On 27 August 2015, it was confirmed that Kirsty Gallacher would be taking part in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing, paired with professional dancer Brendan Cole.
Kirsty won Satellite/Digital TV Personality at the 2002 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, and Kirsty’s Home Videos won her the following year’s Satellite/Digital Programme award in 2003. Kirsty Gallacher has also won a ‘Platinum Award’ for Best Entertainment Programme at the 2002 Houston International Film Festival.