Grant Denyer is a man of many talents from 2018 Gold Logie winner to a motor-racing driver to Guinness World record holder and most importantly a good bloke.
Grant’s career has spanned 2 decades and he is a much loved, fun, warm and cheeky radio and television presenter.
Currently the host of Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Name Game on Network Ten, Grant is Australia’s Ryan Seacrest, having hosted nearly every big international TV format from Family Feud to Australia’s Got Talent.
Grant’s career in the media started with a position at Prime TV in Wagga Wagga as a journalist. In 1999 he became a full-time news reporter for Network Ten. Thanks to his racing background and his obvious talent on camera, he was soon given the opportunity to work on the station’s V8 Supercar coverage as a pit reporter.
Grant joined Seven Network’s breakfast show SUNRISE as a weather presenter in 2003. During this time, he set five official Guinness World records, tried out to be a Rugby League cheerleader, travelled in the weather wagon around Australia for an entire year, and was the first journalist to report from Innisfail’s devastated cyclone zone in 2006. Whilst at Seven, he surprised many with his dancing skills during the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, beating world boxing champ Kostya Tszyu to become the series champion. Later, Grant went on to host the first series of It Takes Two and pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a V8 Supercar driver, earning ninth position at his first Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. Grant became the host and face of the hit series Australia’s Got Talent, taking his popularity to an all time high and reprised his role as Sunrise weather presenter. Fast-forward to 2013 and Grant assumed two new roles, first appearing as host of Seven’s Slideshow, and later as the energetic quizmaster on Million Dollar Minute.
He joined Network 10 the following year as the host of the television classic Family Feud. Over the next four years he recorded almost 1200 episodes of the show, including a range of variants. The All Star Family Feud specials won 3 Logie Awards.