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Kirsty Gallacher - Motivational Speaker
Sport and Sporting Speakers, Motivational Women Speakers, Motivational Speakers
Kirsty is one of the UK’s most respected and versatile sports broadcasters. She has enjoyed a long and successful career at Sky Sports News, and currently anchors their popular afternoon slot. She is hugely knowledgeable and informed about a wide range of sports, fronting Sky Sports’ coverage of major sporting events such as the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics. Kirsty will also be reprising her role as co-presenter of the hugely popular Soccer Aid alongside Dermot O’Leary this Summer – the charity football match which pits celebrities against legendary footballers returns to our screens on ITV1 in June 2014.
Kirsty is equally adept at fronting entertainment formats, having featured alongside Ant and Dec on a number of series of Saturday Night Takeaway for primetime ITV1. She also co-presented Sky One’s Gladiators alongside Ian Wright, The Games on Channel 4, following her triumph as a contestant in the previous series, and The All Star Cup for ITV1/ITV2 live from Celtic Manor in Wales. In addition, Kirsty has presented live feeds for Sports Relief.
Other presenting credits include hosting Lorraine for ITV1 on weekday mornings, BBC1’s holiday series Departure Lounge, reporting for Richard and Judy in their book club series, co-hosting Simply The Best for ITV, co-hosting The Laureus World Sports Awards in Lisbon for Five and hosting her own series for Sky One includingKirsty’s Home Videos and TV Meltdown.
Kirsty has turned her hand to radio also, having hosted her own sports and entertainment show for BBC Radio Five Live on Saturday mornings and having also presented a weekly Wednesday evening golf series for the station. Both shows saw her interviewing various luminaries from the sporting world whilst discussing the pressing issues of the day.
After studying at the London College of Fashion, Kirsty pursued a career in broadcasting, where she worked as an editorial assistant for Sky Sports. Her natural talent and ability were soon spotted, and led to presenting stints on Sky Sports News and Soccer AM, as well as being one of the original presenters of RI:SE breakfast show for Channel 4.
When she is not working, Kirsty likes to keep fit. She is a keen athlete and excels in a number of sports including swimming, sprinting, golf and tennis. Owing to her genuine sporting prowess, Kirsty has fronted her own fitness DVD “Body Sculpt with Kirsty Gallacher” and her own range of “Kirsty” branded exercise equipment. She has previously been the face of women’s fitness wear brand USA Pro and ambassador of the Lawn Tennis Association’s Cardio Tennis programme. She has also worked with Slendertone, as an ambassador alongside Jamie Redknapp, and with Shock Absorber.
The daughter of a dietician and a professional sportsman, Kirsty is passionate about leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle and 2013 saw her promote Nestle Cereals’ Breakfast IQ campaign, encouraging the nation to make healthier breakfast choices. Kirsty also worked alongside the P20 suncare brand, to raise awareness of being safe in the sun over the Summer period.
Scottish by birth, Kirsty now lives in Surrey with her family. Her two sons Oscar and Jude keep her busy along with George the dog. Kirsty is hugely passionate about animal welfare and lends her support to a number of charities/causes in this regard, including the RSPCA, TigerTime and Battersea Dogs Home.
• One of the UK’s most respected and versatile sports broadcasters
• Long standing anchor of Sky Sports News
• Fronts Sky Sports’ coverage of major sporting events such as the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics
• Co-presents the hugely popular Soccer Aid with Dermot O’Leary on ITV1
• Established entertainment presenter having featured alongside Ant and Dec on ITV1’s Saturday Night Takeaway and co-presented Sky One’s Gladiators with Ian Wright
• Hosted own sports and entertainment show for BBC Radio Five Live
• Passionate about health and fitness, she excels at swimming, sprinting, golf and tennis
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