Chaired by Andrew Neil, GB News is edging closer to its launch date to rival the likes of BBC and Sky News. So far, the network has landed a whole host of big names from the world of journalism and presenting and on Monday, it confirmed former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher had become the latest addition to the team.
Gallacher joins GB News as part of the breakfast team, appearing on-air to rival ITV’s Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast.
Following the announcement, GB News’ Director of News and Programmes, John McAndrew said: “Kirsty’s warmth, openness and welcoming style is what GB News is all about.
“She’s a hugely skilled broadcast and a fantastic addition to the GB News family.”
Gallacher’s arrival comes just days after former BBC News presenter Simon McCoy was confirmed to switch to the new news network.
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Fans will know Gallacher for her work on Sky Sports but the presenter has plenty of other high-profile roles on her CV.
Prior to GB News, Gallacher had appeared alongside Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway, fronted ITV’s Soccer Aid and took part in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
And it’s fair to say plenty of people were excited at the prospect of seeing Gallacher appear on the new network.
Responding to the announcement on Twitter, one person wrote: “GB News is going to crush all other channels. I cannot wait.”
Neil also retweeted the announcement of Gallacher’s arrival to his 1.1million followers.
Gallacher joins the likes of McCoy, Dan Wootton, Michelle Dewberry, Andrew Doyle, Tom Harwood and Rebecca Hutson in the GB News team.
When exactly fans will be able to catch Gallacher on-screen for GB News remains somewhat of a mystery, however.
As it stands, GB News is still yet to announce an official launch date.