Kirsty Gallacher joins GB News after quitting Soccer Aid role

Katie Archer
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Kirsty Gallacher who has put her name behind the school safely opening as The Charles Dickens Primary School in London prepares to safely welcome back pupils. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kirsty Gallacher is joining the GB News breakfast team. (Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)

Kirsty Gallacher has revealed the "exciting new project" she quit Soccer Aid for: a job on GB News' breakfast show.

The former Sky Sports presenter is the newest signing to the broadcaster's forthcoming launch and said she was enjoying mucking in with the small team.

She told MailOnline: "Journalism is my first love and I’m thrilled to be getting back into the heart of it at GB News.

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"We’re really challenging the status quo with a fresh approach to news and debate and at this point in my career it just feels like absolutely the right thing – and the best thing – to be doing.

"It’s a small team but it already feels like a family. Everyone’s piling in and doing a dozen jobs each. It’s incredible to be joining at the beginning and building something from scratch."

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Kirsty Gallacher attends Global's Make Some Noise Night 2019 at Finsbury Square Marquee on November 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Kirsty Gallacher is GB News' latest signing. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Gallacher, who spent 10 years hosting celebrity football fundraiser Soccer Aid alongside Dermot O'Leary, recently stepped down from her role saying that although she had loved it, she wouldn't be able to take on the 2021 campaign.

At the time, she said: "I can confirm I'm stepping down – it feels like the right time after 10 years and following a record breaking year in 2020 and excitingly I've got a new project that will prevent me from taking part."

GB News is run by former BBC current affairs presenter Andrew Neil and has also signed Simon McCoy, Colin Brazier and Dan Wootton to its team.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Piers Morgan attends the TRIC Awards 2020 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Will Piers Morgan join Kirsty Gallacher on the GB News breakfast show? (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

It is rumoured to be a likely home for Piers Morgan, who recently left Good Morning Britain after a row about his criticism of Meghan Markle, although nothing has been confirmed.

Gallacher, 45, will bring 20 years of experience at Sky Sports and Sky Sports News the breakfast team, as well as having been an anchor on news shows including Channel 4's morning show RI:SE.

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