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Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born 20 January 1976) is a British television presenter.
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Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born January 20, 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) is a Scottish television presenter. She began her television career as a presenter on Sky Sports News.
The daughter of the former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, Kirsty Gallacher graduated from the London College of Fashion, and began work as a production assistant before moving on to the position of editorial assistant on Sky Sports.
She got her presenting break on Sky Sports News, 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.
Since 2000 Gallacher has hosted the Sky One 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. In 2002 she presented the morning show RI:SE, and in 2004 began the show Simply the Best. She has made guest appearances on They Think It`s All Over and A Question of Sport, and she is a regular guest on Ant & Dec`s Saturday Night Takeaway.
In 2004 it was alleged that she had performed a 3-in-a-bed romp with a female friend and a professional footballer, Stan Collymore. In Collymore`s auto-biography he wrote `She did things with chocolate fingers that have stopped me looking at them in the same way since`. Gallacher later denied the claims and considered legal action.
5` 5" tall and renowned for her voluptuous figure (although she has stated that she wishes her bust was smaller), she was a cover girl on the February 2001 issue of Maxim, and was a cover girl for FHM. She has often posed for photographs dressed only in lingerie, including customised brassieres and panties. She has appeared regularly in FHM`s annual `Sexiest Women` poll.
Gallacher is currently presenting the new UK Gladiators on Sky One alongside Ian Wright.
In 2005, Gallacher won the gold medal in the third series of the popular Channel 4 reality TV series, The Games. On December 26, 2005 she released a DVD "Body Sculpt With Kirsty Gallacher" in which she shows a variety of workouts. In 2006 she co-presented the fourth series of The Games alongside Jamie Theakston. She has also presented her own show on BBC Radio 5 Live. In July 2006, she co-presented the BBC reality TV show Only Fools on Horses.
Gallacher and her boyfriend Paul Sampson celebrated the birth of their first child, Oscar, in December 2006. Her father`s close friendship with Kenny Dalglish secured her as a lifelong Liverpool F.C. supporter.
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Kirsty Jane Gallacher
1998 - present
St George's School, Ascot. 1987 – 1994
London College of Fashion 1996 – 1997
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==Kirsty Jane Gallacher== (born 20 January 1976) is a British television presenter.
===Early life=== ====The daughter of the former Ryder Cup==== captain Bernard Gallacher and Lesley Gallacher, Kirsty Gallacher was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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. She was educated at St George's School in nearby Ascot. Gallacher was voted to have 'The World's Sexiest Body' by NOW! readers in 2016.
===Career=== ====Wanting to be a fashion journalist,==== Gallacher studied at the London College of Fashion in journalism and promotion. 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.
====From 2000 until 2004,==== 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. In 2002, she presented the morning show RI:SE, and in 2004 began the show Simply the Best. Gallacher presented the All Star Cup on Sky1 in 2005 and on ITV in 2006. She has made guest appearances on They Think It's All Over and A Question of Sport. Gallacher presented Ant vs Dec – the popular strand on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
====In 2005,==== Gallacher won the third series of the popular Channel 4 reality television series The Games. 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.
====In 2008,==== Gallacher presented the new version of Gladiators on Sky1 alongside Ian Wright. She did not return for the second series.
====On 30 August 2008,==== Gallacher appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with Duncan Bannatyne.
====She has also guest==== presented GMTV with Lorraine in August 2010 for two weeks and Lorraine on ITV Breakfast.
====In May 2011,==== Gallacher returned to Sky Sports to present for Sky Sports News.
====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 December of 2016,==== Kirsty Gallacher suffered an attack live on air which included the slurring of speech and her collapse. She was rushed to hospital for tests and found to have been suffering from "extreme exhaustion and a viral infection".
===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.
===Personal life=== ====Having met at a charity event==== in 1999, Gallacher and Paul Sampson lived together in Surrey. Their son Oscar was born in 2006, after which Gallacher suffered from post-natal thyroiditis. The couple got married on 24 July 2010, after she gave birth to their second son, Jude Sidney, on 19 January 2010. Shortly after her father had a cardiac arrest in April 2014, the couple separated and divorced in early 2015.
====Gallacher takes a keen interest==== in reading history books and has a passion for animal welfare. She is a Hibernian F.C. supporter and is the cousin of golfer Stephen Gallacher. At the end of February 2013 she was named patron of Hibernian ladies. Gallacher has been best friends with fellow sports presenter Gabby Logan for over fifteen years. Gallacher said Logan had already been working for Sky when she came in at Sky as a runner, and they immediately hit it off.
====In August 2014,==== Gallacher was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
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