Following her divorce from her husband Paul Sampson, Kirsty Gallacher has rebuilt her life, signing up for Strictly to help in the process. The 39-year-old presenter has been supported by her family and friends throughout the dance show, and even had some famous faces cheering her on last weekend.
Sitting in the audience were Zara Tindall and Natalie Pinkham, who posed for more than one photo on Instagram.
Kirsty shared a group shot of the three ladies and Brendan Cole, Kirsty's professional dance partner, backstage at the BBC One competition. "Our team! @bbcstrictly @zp176 @natalie_pinkham @brendancoleinsta @thommo_surrey," wrote the hopeful star.
Kirsty Gallacher had her famous friends Zara Tindall and Natalie Pinkham cheering her on
Getting into the swing of things, fellow TV presenter Natalie posted an amusing photo of herself and Zara striking a Strictly pose. "What can I say... We're inspired!! #scd #teamgallacher," wrote Natalie.
She followed it up with another picture with the Queen's granddaughter, captioning the selfie: "Goodnight from Elstree #scd."
The Queen's granddaughter and Natalie enjoyed a dance of their own backstage
Kirsty has recently spoken about how Strictly has helped boost her confidence following her divorce earlier this year. The Only Fools on Horses star was married to rugby player Paul for over four years, and was with him for 14. The pair have two sons together – Oscar, eight, and five-year-old Jude.
"It has been a very difficult year," Kirsty told The Telegraph. "But then I am no different to any other woman or man who goes through divorce. It is just not a pleasant thing to go through.
"On my mind the whole time were my children – but you have to do the right thing in life, and if something isn't right, for whatever reason, you have to make changes."
Kirsty admitted that Strictly has helped "get my confidence back after a difficult year"
"Strictly is a really important learning process for me, for getting back my confidence after a difficult year," she added. "It sounds deep, but it is true. You have to really go somewhere that you never thought you'd delve to get out there and dance on that dance floor. I want to stay in."
Kirsty, who was actually offered a position on the show last year, admitted: "It would have been far too stressful. No way mentally, emotionally, physically would I have been able to do this a year ago."