35-year-old presenter Kirsty Gallacher, who started her TV career on Sky Sports in 1999, has signed up to present a revamped Good Morning Sports Fans on the channel in August, and is loving every minute of it.
She said: “I’ve been back at Sky Sports for about six weeks now and in a way it’s like coming home. I really decided I wanted to get back into sports, it’s always been eating away at me. I was basically asked to go back and that marries exactly with what I want to do.
“I’m going to be launching this new breakfast show. The reason I’ve gone back early before the show starts is because I wanted to re-immerse myself in the sport because with doing light entertainment shows and having two kids, I haven’t kept as up to date as I should have.
“Even though I love sport very much and obviously my husband is involved in it, knowing every transfer and every move or leaderboard in whatever sport it may be is a different thing.”
While Kirsty was thrilled to return to the channel where she made her name, the mum-of-two admitted “stability” was another factor in coming back to Sky Sports.
She said: “I’m loving it, it’s great being back and I think with the kids you want that stability and knowing where you are. I was being offered a lot of freelancing but not stuff I wanted to do and you have to be true to yourself and go ok, ‘I’m 35, I’ve got two kids, I need to be sensible’.”
Kirsty Gallacher warmed up for Wimbledon with Evian, the Official Bottled Water of the tournament, at the Hurlingham Club.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip