Grant Denyer is a man of many talents… motor-racing driver, Dancing With The Stars champion and television host with the most.
Not just content with life in the fast lane, Grant embarked on a career in the media, securing a position at Prime TV in Wagga Wagga as a journalist. In 1999, Grant 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.
At the start of 2003, Grant joined Sunrise as a weather presenter. During this time, he set five official Guinness World records, including setting the largest tandem bungee jump record by jumping out of a helicopter on Bondi Beach. He 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.
Grant has also hosted shows including The Guinness Book of Records, Greatest All-time Aussie Bloopers and even commentated at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. 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 in 2006, Grant went on to host the first series of It Takes Two and later went on to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a V8 Supercar driver, earning ninth position at his first Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama in 2006.
In 2009 Grant became host and face of Ch 7’s now hit series Australia’s Got Talent taking his popularity to an all time high.
In 2010 Grant reprised his role as Sunrise weather presenter saying “Sunrise has always been my home and the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. Now that I’m refreshed and healthier than ever, this will be an incredible year.”
In late 2013, Grant assumed two new roles, first appearing as host on Seven’s newest light entertainment program Slideshow, and later as the energetic quizmaster on Million Dollar Minute.
In 2014, Grant joined Network 10 as the host of the revived television classic Family Feud. Now on his third year with the Logie award-winning program, Grant has also assumed the role as host of Family Feud All Stars 2016. In a busy 2015, he became the host of Network 10’s program The Great Australian Spelling Bee also.
In November of 2016 Grant’s racing career gained another highlight when he clinched the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship alongside motor racing partner Nathan Morcom.