Kirsty Gallacher: returning to Sky Sports is like coming home
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 June 2011
Kirsty Gallacher says returning to present a revamped 'Good Morning Sports Fans' on Sky Sports is like ''coming home''
Returning to Sky Sports is like "coming home" for Kirsty Gallacher.
The 35-year-old presenter - who started her TV career on the channel 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 told BANG Showbiz: "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'."
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