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Former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has announced she's about to take up a new role - on GB News - after leaving Soccer Aid.
The Scotish born talent, who was once an anchor on news shows including Channel 4's morning show RI:SE will once again be taking up a morning role with the new station.
Kirsty, who hosted Soccer Aid alongside Dermot O'Leary, had previously said she wouldn't have the time to work 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."
Former BBC current affairs presenter Andrew Neil, is running the channel and had previously offered Piers Morgan a job on it.
In the last few weeks the channel has also recruited Simon McCoy, Colin Brazier and Dan Wootton to its team.
A thrilled Kirsty told fans on her social media: "BREAKING NEWS.. (excuse the pun!) I’m thrilled to announce I will be joining GB News as part of the channel’s breakfast team.
"Telling stories that matter to people is what drew me to broadcast journalism in the first place so I am beyond excited to get started!"
"Journalism is my first love and I’m thrilled to be getting back into the heart of it at GB News."
GB News confirmed: "Popular broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher is joining GB News as part of the new channel's breakfast team.
"Kirsty was one of the main faces of Sky Sports and Sky Sports News for almost 20 years and has anchored various news programmes including Channel 4's morning show RI:SE.
"Her versatility as a host has extended to dozens of other shows including Ant Versus Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway, Gladiators, Kirsty's Home Videos, Simply the Best and the reality series The Games.
"She appeared for charity on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and took part in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
"She has also released workout DVDs such as Body Sculpt with Kirsty Gallacher and guest presented Lorraine on ITV Breakfast."
Source: Newsday and Agencies