|Born||Kirsty Jane Gallacher
(1976-01-20) 20 January 1976 (age 44)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Education||St. George's School|
|Known for||Sky Sports News|
|Spouse(s)||Paul Sampson (2010–2015, divorced)|
Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born 20 January 1976) is a British television presenter and model.
When her father got the job of professional at Wentworth Golf Club, they moved south to Virginia Water, England, when she was 18 months old.
Gallacher and her younger brother and sister were raised on the Wentworth Estate, where their close neighbours included Bruce Forsyth.
Approached by Mark Sharman, then deputy head of sport at Sky, at a Ryder Cup dinner, she 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.
in which viewers send in home videos to be screened.
Gallacher presented the All Star Cup on Sky1 in 2005 and on ITV in 2006.
Gallacher presented Ant vs Dec – the popular strand on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
She then presented the following years alongside Jamie Theakston.
In December 2005, she released a DVD entitled Body Sculpt with Kirsty Gallacher in which she shows a variety of workouts.
In July 2006, she co-presented the BBC reality TV show Only Fools on Horses.
She did not return for the second series.
On 30 August 2008, Gallacher appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
with Duncan Bannatyne.
On 27 August 2015, it was confirmed that Gallacher would be taking part in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
On 5 September 2015, it was announced Gallacher would be paired with professional dancer Brendan Cole for the series.
The couple were eliminated on week 6; finishing eleventh.
In May 2018, it was announced Gallacher was leaving Sky Sports.
Awards and nominations
Gallacher was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Royal Television Society Television Sports Awards in 1998.
She 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.
She also won a "Platinum Award" for Best Entertainment Programme at the 2002 Houston International Film Festival.
Gallacher is the cousin of golfer Stephen Gallacher.
At the end of February 2013 she was named patron of Hibernian Ladies.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsty Gallacher.