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Grant Denyer

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Employer  Network Ten
Role  Television presenter
Children  Sailor
Height  1.64 m

Website  grantdenyer.com
Spouse  Cheryl Denyer (m. 2010)
Name  Grant Denyer
Movies  Love the Beast
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Born  12 September 1977 (age 43) (1977-09-12) Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation  Television personality, Host/Presenter, reporter andmotor racing driver
Parents  Craig Denyer, Glenice Denyer
TV shows  Family Feud, The Great Australian Spelling, Dancing with the Stars, Million Dollar Minute, Australia's Got Talent
Similar People  Cheryl Denyer, Eric Bana, Mark Goodson, Simon Cowell, Bill Todman
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Grant Craig Denyer (born 12 September 1977) is an Australian television presenter and motor racing driver. He has worked for several television networks, including Seven and Ten, mostly serving as a presenter. He has been the host of Ten's Family Feud since the show was revived in 2014. He was nominated for the Gold Logie, for most popular television personality in 2017.

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Television career

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In 1997, Denyer began his career in the media, he gained a position at Prime Television in Wagga Wagga as a news reporter and journalist. He moved to Sydney to work as V8 Supercar pit reporter for Network Ten, when he caught the eye of television Producer Adam Boland.

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Boland saw the potential in Grant and offered him full-time position as the weather presenter on the new look Sunrise program from 2004 until the end of 2006. Denyer left this position in December 2006 due to wanting to spend more time with his family, though he remained as a roving reporter for the breakfast program Sunrise.

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Denyer won the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, and also hosted the celebrity duet singing competition It Takes Two from 2006 to 2008. Denyer has also presented All Time Greatest Aussie Bloopers, Guinness World Records with co-host Shelley Craft, and Australia's Got Talent. Denyer is the holder of 5 official Guinness World Records.

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From 2006 to 2011, he was the host of Carols in the Domain in Sydney.

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In 2007, his race and television career saw him both racing and being a part of the commentary team featuring Neil Crompton, Matthew White, Mark Beretta and Daniel Gibson to report on the V8 Supercar Series.

In January 2010, Denyer returned to Sunrise as weather presenter, succeeding Fifi Box who became Entertainment editor. Grant remained weather presenter until he resigned in March 2013 to spend more time with his family. He also hosted the short-lived Iron Chef Australia, in 2010.

In late 2013, Denyer hosted Slide Show. He also has hosted the current series of Million Dollar Minute which first aired on Monday 16 September 2013. On Friday 29 November 2013, Denyer resigned due to 'family reasons' and he was replaced by Weekend Sunrise sports presenter Simon Reeve.

In 2014, Denyer joined Network Ten as the host of a revived version of game show Family Feud. Denyer has described himself as a "Workaholic".

In 2015 Denyer co-hosted The Great Australian Spelling Bee which premiered on 3 August on Network 10 while still hosting Family Feud on the same TV network.

In 2016, he also had a guest appearance on Neighbours for Family Feud on episode 7477.

Awards

Denyer has been nominated four times for the Logie Award for Best Presenter award at the TV Week Logie Awards. He was nominated in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for his roles on It Takes Two and on Australia's Got Talent (in 2009). He was nominated again in 2015 for his role in Family Feud.

In 2006, Denyer was recognised by voters in the TV Fugly Awards as being Australia's Spunkiest Male TV Personality. Grant has been voted 'sexiest presenter on TV' by a Melbourne Metro magazine poll plus he was voted the most datable male by (Australian) New Woman magazine.

In 2016, Denyer won the silver Logie award for Best Entertainment Program for Family Feud.

Motor racing

He drove a Ford Falcon in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series for Speed FX Racing with Michael Caruso and Daniel Elliot. He debuted with Dick Johnson Racing in 2005. In the same year he was awarded the Mike Kable Rookie of the Year prize finishing his debut season in the top 10 (10th).

In 2006, Denyer raced in the Sandown 500 and the prestigious Bathurst 1000 with DJR and with Alex Davison. Denyer and Alex came 9th overall at Bathurst. Denyer also has had success in tarmac rallying, a podium finish in 2007's Suncoast Rally in which he drove the Les Walkden-prepared Subaru Impreza WRX STi. He finished 37.8 seconds behind the Skelta G-Force of Ray Vandersee, and 3.6 seconds clear third place-getter, Matt Close, in his Porsche Turbo. Going into the final stage he trailed Close by 4.7 seconds, and moved ahead of the Porsche to take second place.

In 2002, Denyer competed in the Bathurst 24-hour Endurance Event, he drove a Nissan 200SX. In 2003 he competed in the same event, this time driving a Porsche 996 GT3 finishing second in his class, sixth overall.

Denyer won his first ever Supercars race in the Development Series at Sandown on 7 June 2008 in the second race of the weekend. More wins came and Denyer had his best season in 2009, finishing fourth in the 2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.

In early 2010 Denyer stated he would no longer be pursuing full season drives in motorsport, however in 2011 Denyer was announced as the lead driver of Shannons-Mars Racing, a V8 Supercar team formed for the purposes of a TV show, the Shannons Supercar Showdown. Denyer's Bathurst 1000 co-driver was Cameron Waters, winning the competition beating runner-up British racing driver Andrew Jordan. Waters as of 2016 became a full-time Supercars regular with ProDrive.

Denyer has also competed in the Australian GT Championship with Maranello Motorsport in 2015, but switched to the McLaren 650S fielded by Tekno Autosports, sometimes partnered with car owner and eventual 2016 Bathurst 1000 champion Jonathon Webb, in the GT series. In 2016 Denyer won the Australian Endurance Championship, an offshoot of the GT Championship, with Nathan Morcom.

Career results

Results sourced from Driver Database.

Personal life

Grant was born in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

He is married to TV producer Cheryl Rogers, and they have one daughter born 9 May 2011, named Sailor . In April 2015, the couple announced they were expecting their second child. On 14 October 2015, a baby girl was born named Scout.

2008 injury

On 17 September 2008, Denyer injured his back by participating in a monster truck promotional event resulting in a compressed fracture of the lower vertebrae. Grant was taken by ambulance to the Wollongong Hospital.

The accident occurred while Denyer was in training for the Monster Truck Championships, driving a monster truck at Dapto Showground. After practicing a jump over five cars in the monster truck, Grant removed his foot too soon from the accelerator which caused the vehicle to land heavily leaving him with a compressed fracture to his lower vertebrae, broken in eight places. He was moved to a Sydney hospital and his recovery took months. He is famously reported as saying that his injury has reduced his rather short size by 1 cm.

Denyer was then moved into intensive care but there were no sign of any nerve damage issues and he was back on the air to host Australia's Got Talent in 2009; however, he did not return to It Takes Two in May.

Controversy

In 2017, Denyer was banned from appearing on the radio stations Triple M and KIIS 106.5 after he used a story told by Matthew Johns on the prior station as his own on the latter. On the Triple M show The Grill Team, which Denyer was a guest on, Johns recounted about how he tried playing the board game Test Match with his children. Denyer later appeared on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on KIIS where he repeated the tale as his own. Johns later expressed his dismay to Kyle Sandilands on The Kyle and Jackie O Show and both hosts agreed to ban Denyer from ever appearing on either station. Later on Twitter, Denyer admitted to stealing Johns' joke and changing the punchline, with The Kyle and Jackie O Show Twitter account posting a mocking reply to him.

References

Grant Denyer Wikipedia


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