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Kirsty Gallacher, 45, ‘is dating boxing champion Johnny Nelson, 54, after meeting at Sky Sports’

Kirsty Gallacher, 45, ‘is dating boxing champion Johnny Nelson, 54, after meeting at Sky Sports’

Kirsty Gallacher is reportedly dating retired boxing champion Johnny Nelson.

It is thought that the TV presenter, 45, and former cruiserweight world champion, 54, met while working at Sky Sports and have now formed a Covid support bubble.   

A source told The Sun On Sunday: ‘They have kept it quiet but Kirsty and Johnny’s relationship is going great guns.

New romance? Kirsty Gallacher is reportedly dating retired boxing champion Johnny Nelson

New romance? Kirsty Gallacher is reportedly dating retired boxing champion Johnny Nelson

‘They are really keen on each other and friends and family think the romance is for keeps. They have a lot in common, obviously sports and keeping fit. 

‘Kirsty is a big boxing fan and finds Johnny funny and charming.’

MailOnline has contacted Kirsty and Johnny’s representatives for further comment. 

The sporting stars’ paths also crossed last year when Kirsty interviewed Johnny for her Stripped Back Sport podcast. They also follow each other on Instagram. 

Claims: It is thought that the TV presenter, 45, and former cruiserweight world champion, 54, (pictured fighting in Rome in 2005) met while working at Sky Sports

Claims: It is thought that the TV presenter, 45, and former cruiserweight world champion, 54, (pictured fighting in Rome in 2005) met while working at Sky Sports

The claims come just days after Kirsty said she feels ‘completely ready’ to have a baby with her new mystery boyfriend.

The TV host and mother-of-two is in a new relationship and said she is thinking about having a third child – but would want to get pregnant ‘sooner rather than later’.

She parted ways with her ex-husband, retired rugby player Paul Sampson, 43, in 2015 after a 15-year relationship and they co-parent two sons Oscar, 14, and Jude, 11.

Kirsty said: ‘I wouldn’t put anything past having another child… I’d obviously want to do it sooner rather than later, but I toy with it right now.’ 

Speaking on Women’s Health podcast, Going For Goal, she added: ‘I’m in a new relationship right now and I feel like saying if someone’s got a problem [with her having another child at 45], why is that?

Keeping updated: Kirsty and Johnny also follow each other on Instagram

In the loop: The duo are followers of each others Instagram accounts

Keeping updated: Kirsty and Johnny also follow each other on Instagram

Pundits: Johnny covers the boxing on Sky Sports (pictured during the Okolie vs Glowacki Fight Night earlier in March)

Pundits: Johnny covers the boxing on Sky Sports (pictured during the Okolie vs Glowacki Fight Night earlier in March)

‘Why am I too old? What is the problem if I’m fit, healthy, able, and we want to do that?’ 

The fitness enthusiast said she feels physically and mentally prepared to get pregnant again, saying: ‘I’d love another child, I feel completely ready for it.

‘I feel healthier than ever, fitter than ever, I think my mind’s better than it’s ever been.’ 

Kirsty was formerly married to retired rugby player Paul Sampson, 43, however they parted ways in 2015 after a 15-year relationship.

The former couple met in 1999 shortly after Paul had won his first cap for England and Kirsty was made the new face of Sky Sports News. 

Another sibling? The claims come just days after Kirsty said she feels 'completely ready' to have a baby with her new mystery boyfriend (pictured with sons Oscar, 14, and Jude, 11)

Another sibling? The claims come just days after Kirsty said she feels ‘completely ready’ to have a baby with her new mystery boyfriend (pictured with sons Oscar, 14, and Jude, 11)

Kirsty has kept her relationships largely out of the spotlight since her marital split, aside from a brief romance with rugby player Danny Cipriani, 33, in 2016.

The TV personality was said to be ‘devastated’ when the couple called time on their six-month romance due to their age gap.

In 2017, it was claimed Kirsty was in a six-month relationship with actor Laurence Fox, 42, shortly before her drink-driving arrest. 

Johnny has also been previously married and credited his ex-wife with having the idea to buy a farm in Derbyshire with 13 acres of land in a recent interview with This Is Money.

He explained that he purchased it at the age of 30 for £90,000 and it’s probably worth £1.2m now, adding that two of his daughters live in other houses on the farm.

Split: Kirsty parted ways with her ex-husband, retired rugby player Paul Sampson, 43, in 2015 after a 15-year relationship (pictured in 2011)

Split: Kirsty parted ways with her ex-husband, retired rugby player Paul Sampson, 43, in 2015 after a 15-year relationship (pictured in 2011)  

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