Kirsty Gallacher

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Kirsty GallacherKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_0_0
BornKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_1_0 Kirsty Jane Gallacher
(1976-01-20) 20 January 1976 (age 44)

Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomKirsty Gallacher_cell_0_1_1

NationalityKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_2_0 BritishKirsty Gallacher_cell_0_2_1
EducationKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_3_0 St. George's School

London College of FashionKirsty Gallacher_cell_0_3_1

OccupationKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_4_0 Television presenterKirsty Gallacher_cell_0_4_1
Years activeKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_5_0 1998–presentKirsty Gallacher_cell_0_5_1
Known forKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_6_0 Sky Sports News

RI:SE Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Gladiators (2008)Kirsty Gallacher_cell_0_6_1

Spouse(s)Kirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_7_0 Paul Sampson (2010–2015, divorced)Kirsty Gallacher_cell_0_7_1
ChildrenKirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_8_0 2Kirsty Gallacher_cell_0_8_1
Parent(s)Kirsty Gallacher_header_cell_0_9_0 Bernard Gallacher

Lesley GallacherKirsty Gallacher_cell_0_9_1

Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born 20 January 1976) is a British television presenter and model. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_0

Early life Kirsty Gallacher_section_0

The daughter of the former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher and Lesley Gallacher, Kirsty Gallacher was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_1

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. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_2

Gallacher and her younger brother and sister were raised on the Wentworth Estate, where their close neighbours included Bruce Forsyth. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_3

She was educated at Coworth Flexlands and St George's School in Ascot, Berkshire. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_4

Career Kirsty Gallacher_section_1

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. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_5

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. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_6

From 2000 until 2004, Gallacher hosted the Sky1 show Kirsty's Home Videos, a satellite equivalent of ITV's You've Been Framed! Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_7

in which viewers send in home videos to be screened. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_8

In 2002, she presented the morning show RI:SE, and in 2004 began the show Simply the Best. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_9

Gallacher presented the All Star Cup on Sky1 in 2005 and on ITV in 2006. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_10

She has made guest appearances on They Think It's All Over and A Question of Sport. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_11

Gallacher presented Ant vs Dec – the popular strand on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_12

In 2005, Gallacher won the third series of the popular Channel 4 reality television series The Games. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_13

She then presented the following years alongside Jamie Theakston. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_14

In December 2005, she released a DVD entitled Body Sculpt with Kirsty Gallacher in which she shows a variety of workouts. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_15

In July 2006, she co-presented the BBC reality TV show Only Fools on Horses. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_16

In 2008, Gallacher presented the new version of Gladiators on Sky1 alongside Ian Wright. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_17

She did not return for the second series. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_18

On 30 August 2008, Gallacher appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_19

with Duncan Bannatyne. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_20

She has also guest presented GMTV with Lorraine in August 2010 for two weeks and Lorraine on ITV Breakfast. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_21

In May 2011, Gallacher returned to Sky Sports to present for Sky Sports News. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_22

On 27 August 2015, it was confirmed that Gallacher would be taking part in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_23

On 5 September 2015, it was announced Gallacher would be paired with professional dancer Brendan Cole for the series. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_24

The couple were eliminated on week 6; finishing eleventh. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_25

In May 2018, it was announced Gallacher was leaving Sky Sports. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_26

Awards and nominations Kirsty Gallacher_section_2

Gallacher was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Royal Television Society Television Sports Awards in 1998. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_27

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. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_28

She also won a "Platinum Award" for Best Entertainment Programme at the 2002 Houston International Film Festival. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_29

Personal life Kirsty Gallacher_section_3

Gallacher is the cousin of golfer Stephen Gallacher. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_30

At the end of February 2013 she was named patron of Hibernian Ladies. Kirsty Gallacher_sentence_31

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Gallacher.