she recalls her ‘horrific’ 2017 drink-driving arrest and insists she’s ‘such a different person now’
Kirsty Gallacher has spoken out about her shock drink-driving arrest – and subsequent 18-month ban from the road – describing the experience as ‘horrific’.
The TV personality, 44, was about three times the legal limit when she was pulled over on 12 August 2017 in Eton, the morning after a night out with pals.
And the former Sky Sports presenter fought back tears in a new interview as she recounted how having the spotlight shined on her misstep affected her.
When asked by her interviewer Beth Neil what advice she would give herself if she could go back to that time, the star became emotional. She said: ‘I’m crying because I feel sadness for that person. I just wanted to know I’d be all right. And I am now, I know I’m all right now.’
Kirsty continued: ‘If I’m honest, that person is unrecognisable to me and that makes me sad because I think of the pain I was going through.
‘It was a really sad, painful time, but I’m in a place now where I’m loving my life, I’m happy, doing everything I want to do, which is brilliant.’
She added: ‘I’m such a different person now. That doesn’t mean I was a bad person then – I’m a completely normal person like everyone else out there. I’ve just learned to give myself a break.’
In August 2017, the mother-of-two had consumed so much booze on a night out that she was about three times the legal limit at 11am the next day when she went to meet her two sons in Berkshire.