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Grant Denyer serenades one of Australia's oldest Deal or No Deal contestants

<p>In the latest feelgood episode of <em>Deal or No Deal</em>, 94-year-old contestant  Phyllis Goldsack was given the chance to win $100,000. </p> <p>As one of the oldest contestants on the show, Phyllis kept everyone entertained as she challenged the banker.</p> <p>In one particularly sweet moment, game show host Grant Denyer serenaded her with a special song.</p> <p>A clip of the moment was shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the caption: "We're not crying, you're crying,"  and the crying emoji. </p> <p>"Okay the deal is, if I serenade you, with the song of your choosing, you get $800 from my pocket," Grant told Phyllis in the show. </p> <p>The audience were touched when Phyllis revealed that her late husband only ever sang her one song when he proposed, <em style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">You Are My Sunshine.</em></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">We're not crying, you're crying! 😭<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DealOrNoDealAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DealOrNoDealAU</a> 6.00 Weeknights on <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel10AU?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@channel10au</a> and 10 Play. <a href="https://t.co/CVR0M5rq7y">pic.twitter.com/CVR0M5rq7y</a></p> <p>— Deal Or No Deal Australia (@DealOrNoDealAUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/DealOrNoDealAUS/status/1756942546767339956?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 12, 2024</a></p></blockquote> <p><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">"Should we do it one more time maybe?" Grant asked Phyllis who eagerly replied: "yes, you sing it for me". </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">The crowd joined in and serenaded the 94 year old. </span></p> <p>“Thank you, you know you have made me feel so happy,” she told Grant. </p> <p>Although Phyllis did not win the $100,000, she went home $9,255 richer, which was the best offer she received from the banker. </p> <p>“That’s why I do this show!” Grant said. </p> <p><em>Images: X</em></p>

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"I was so scared": Chezzi Denyer's shocking mental health revelation

<p>Chezzi Denyer has opened up about the moment she decided to seek professional help for a debilitating mental health condition. </p> <p>Grant Denyer's wife shared an emotional post on Instagram, marking the 10 year anniversary of the day she made a major change after struggling with post-natal depression and PTSD. </p> <p>In a lengthy caption, she wrote, “Ten years ago, today, I made a very scary step and began professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Postnatal Anxiety."</p> <p>“At the time I was unable to articulate what I was feeling, or understand why. For some time I had exhausted myself trying to conceal it.”</p> <p>She said that she felt "scared" to admit she was struggling, out of fear she would be called "crazy". </p> <p>“Scared to sleep most nights because of the night terrors,” she wrote.</p> <p>“The repeated visions of the very things that had scarred me, waking me shaking. I would die graphically in my dreams. Scared to care for my young daughter Sailor at times."</p> <p>“I had never experienced anxiety up to this point so I didn’t know what it was ... but my fear over her becoming unwell or injured left me paralysed at times.”</p> <p>Denyer said that as a seasoned “mask wearer”, she had laughed it off and became used to concealing her mental health battle.</p> <p>“Most people who knew me well had no idea of my personal battle,” she wrote.</p> <p>“While seeking help took me a number of attempts, as many dismissed me at first - my mask was strong - It has become the single most profound thing I have ever done in my life.</p> <p>“My entire world began to change on that day, ten years ago.”</p> <p>After seeking professional help, Chezzi learned the details of her own psychology, and began to forgive herself. </p> <p>“I learnt that I was not the sum of my affliction/ condition, and that there was a path out and to a much better place should I want that, and I did so very very much."</p> <p>“I worked through the pain, and the fear and while sometimes it felt too hard ... I continued to face it."</p> <p>“And today while I quietly smile about how far I’ve come, I wanted to share this quite personal post with you because I know that it will resonate with many people still trying to conceal and wear their masks.”</p> <p>Chezzi’s followers were stunned by the raw honesty of the post, with many thanking her for helping them to feel less alone.</p> <p>“Thank you for sharing so vulnerably,” one follower wrote.</p> <p>“I just know being open about your experience will help others feel less alone and will hopefully help someone to take that first step to ask for help. Thank you. Just thank you.”</p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram</em></p>

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Chezzi Denyer's serious health update sparks concern

<p>Grant Denyer’s wife, Chezzi Denyer's most recent update has sparked concern after she shared a photo of herself with a bandage on her right eye. </p> <p>“The lengths we will go to just to promote our award-winning Podcast – It’s All True?” she captioned the photo of her looking despondent on Instagram. </p> <p>Fans expressed their concern in the comments. </p> <p>"Oh my I pray that you are ok x I have been in hospital too many times this year. Amazing the ones that have looked after me, we are so blessed!" one wrote. </p> <p>"Get well soon and sending healing hugs of strength your way," commented another. </p> <p>"Ohhh what happened?" a third added. </p> <p>"What happened? I hope you're okay now ❤️" commented a fourth. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CwxHX3LvbcC/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CwxHX3LvbcC/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by chezzidenyer (@chezzidenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It turns out that the 43-year-old had contracted a serious eye infection, and opened up about it on this week's episode of <em>It’s All True?</em> - the podcast she hosts with her husband. </p> <p>“I had a very sore eye last week,” Chezzi said. </p> <p>“I said to Grant I think maybe I have a stye. I haven’t had a stye since I was about 15. In fact, I think I only ever had one. I wasn’t quite sure, I just knew it was really sore.”</p> <p>She added that her eye turned into a big "puff ball" after watching the <em>Wicked </em>musical and smoke from the show appeared to irritate her eye. </p> <p>When she woke up the next morning, her eye was completely swollen and "gunky", and Grant quipped that it looked like she had “eight eyelids on one eye”. </p> <p>After visiting the hospital, she was told she had periorbital cellulitis, a serious eye infection which if untreated could lead to vision loss. </p> <p>She also had a staph infection which added to her periorbital cellulitis.</p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Chezzi Denyer's dramatic new look

<p>Fans of former Sunrise presenter Grant Denyer and his wife Chezzi were in for a treat with her latest update showing off her new look. </p> <p>The mum-of-three took to Instagram to share her dramatic transformation, gone were her signature blonde locks and in was the maroon red. </p> <p>“When your day job is dressing up...” she captioned the photo.</p> <p>She glammed up the look with a nude gloss and sparkly eye-shadow, but revealed that the look was not permanent as she was wearing a wig. </p> <p>However, friends and fans were obsessed with the look which they thought "really suited" her. </p> <p>“Love it!!” journalist Jess Rowe commented. </p> <p>“You look gorgeous in red,” a fan commented. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CwR1D3sPAvM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CwR1D3sPAvM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by chezzidenyer (@chezzidenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"You always look amazing! But also LOVE this colour on you!" wrote another.</p> <p>"That colour suits you amazingly!!" commented a third. </p> <p>“Ooohhh that hair colour suits you Chezzi 💜❤️,” another agreed.</p> <p>Chezzi is not afraid to experiment with different hair colours as just last two months ago she stunned fans with bright pink hair. </p> <p>“Pink hair: Because every girl should be able to play dress-ups for their job…” she wrote in her caption at the time. </p> <p>“AND how much easier would life be with a personal makeup artist to paint our faces and style our hair each day?”</p>

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"I fell asleep in the fire escape": Grant Denyer's pain meds confession

<p>Grant Denyer has opened up about the "horrific" time he was on strong pain medication, which at the peak of his reliance, led him to wander off in only his underwear and socks. </p> <p>The former<em> Sunrise</em> presenter recalled the incident on the <em>Jess Rowe Show Podcast</em> and how it left his then-girlfriend Chezzi, with "PTSD" after she spent four hours looking for him in the Sydney CBD.</p> <p>The pair were staying at a hotel in Sydney’s Chinatown when the incident occurred. </p> <p>“I wanted some scotch one night, for whatever reason, and just went wandering around town in my undies, got lost in the fire escape on the way back to the apartment,” he said in the podcast. </p> <p>“I did not know where my apartment was and fell asleep in the fire escape.</p> <p>“It took Chez three or four hours to find me.”</p> <p>In another part of the interview he opened up on the effects of the medication. </p> <p>“When you are under the influence of that kind of power of medication and in that much pain, when you close your eyes at night you go into your worst nightmares immediately and it is every night,” he explained. </p> <p>“So I would come down and think there was a home invasion, I would be crawling down with a broken back to fight off people I thought were there attacking and raping Chez.</p> <p>“This would happen daily.”</p> <p>He added that the pain meds left him in such a daze that whenever he woke up couldn't "differentiate what was real and what wasn’t.”</p> <p>At the time, Denyer had a reliance on both endone and morphine following a monster truck accident in 2008 which left him with a severe spinal injury.  </p> <p>The former <em>Sunrise </em>presenter was training for the Monster Truck Championships at Dapto Showground when the accident occurred, and had only been dating Chezzi for "a couple of weeks", which forced her "straight into carer nurse mode”.</p> <p>Denyer also opened up about the incident on the couple's podcast <em>It’s All True?</em></p> <p>“As soon as you close your eyes you go into your worst nightmares. The things that you are afraid of the most are the first things that happen the moment you fall asleep and you start dreaming.</p> <p>“It is traumatic as every time you sleep and then when you wake up you can’t tell what is real and what isn’t," he said in 2020.</p> <p>Chezzi also explained her side of the story and said that when she found him in the fire exit, he was covered in filth. </p> <p>“It was pretty gross and it broke my heart,” she said.</p> <p>Despite the challenges, the couple's love has prevailed as the pair have been married since 2009 and share three daughters, Sunday, Sailor and Scout.</p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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"We did it. We survived": Chezzi Denyer's emotional revelation about baby girl

<p>Chezzi Denyer is celebrating a "huge leap" made by her youngest daughter Sunday. </p> <p>Sunday, 2, was diagnosed with hip dysplasia when she was a baby and had to wear a hip brace for nine months.</p> <p>Hip dysplasia occurs when a hip joint doesn't develop properly, and if left untreated can damage the joint over time which causes hip pain and arthritis. </p> <p>Now, almost a year after getting her hip brace, Sunday is running around "unstoppable," and her proud mum took to Instagram to share the highs and lows of the past year.  </p> <p>She began the post by encouraging parents who are experiencing a similar diagnosis to "hang in there." </p> <p>"The nights are long and the days even longer when you’re got a baby in a brace or a spica cast," she continued. </p> <p>"It’s absolute torment seeing your baby in pain or uncomfortable. <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">You think you won’t be able to cope.</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p>"The lack of sleep. The constant discomfort. The lump in your throat when you encourage your baby to go in for another procedure. Another general anaesthetic. The fear you feel in the pit of your stomach. Trying to keep your eyes on the end goal. </p> <p>"You need to be strong for them.</p> <p>"The heat of the cast. The pressure points. The dry sore skin you massage and moisturise where you can. And the mess. The spica cast mess and the smell…" she wrote. </p> <p>She then listed all of the medical appointments, procedures and tests they had to go through for the past year and how challenging it was having to adjust. </p> <p>“Adapting and changing your entire life for an indefinite period can be paralysing - New prams, specially created car seats, cots, mattresses, high-chairs, specially made clothes, nappies, accessories, activities.</p> <p>“Having to stop work, take leave, giving up daycare with little hope of getting your days back down the track, not being able to travel easily, having to sacrifice activities with older kids, nursing your toddler for hours unable to do much else, trying to keep them occupied when they can’t move and they’re bored… all of these might seem trivial to someone on the outside...</p> <p>“But when you’re in it, every single thing you know or you’ve learnt or even want to do must change to accommodate your hippy baby, and that too can be terrifying," she added. </p> <p>She also shared how "hard and tiring and stressful and scary" it was to take care of not only your baby, but yourself, and encouraged other parents to feel and express these emotions when they can. </p> <p>The wife of former <em>Sunrise</em> weather presenter Grant Denyer also expressed her gratitude towards all the mums that have helped her throughout this journey. </p> <p>“I remember so many experienced parents telling me that their child once was in a cast or a brace and how they remember the time well.</p> <p>“Many of those kind-hearted parents telling me their child now runs or dances etc and you wouldn’t even know… and when I was deep in it, it felt like that was a lifetime away.</p> <p>“But here we are, one year on from getting the rhino brace on, and little Sunday is running around unstoppable.”</p> <p>Although Sunday is "not out of the woods" yet as she will need an operation or two when she is around four years old, the mum of three couldn't help but express how proud she was. </p> <p>“I am celebrating this milestone with so much pride. I’m so proud of her. She’s incredibly resilient.. but I’m also proud of me. We did it. We survived.</p> <p>“We have come out the other side and we are stronger for it. And I hope that can help some other parents either going through this or about to. Xxx,” her post ended.</p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Grant Denyer’s heartwarming message ahead of Logies

<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b727879d-7fff-a32c-2640-3e071597eeed"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">Former <em>Sunrise</em> presenter Grant Denyer has shared a heartwarming message, just days ahead of this year's Logies.</p> <p dir="ltr">Denyer took to Instagram on Thursday to reminisce about the moment he won a Logie Award in 2018, sharing a clip of his heartfelt acceptance speech.</p> <p dir="ltr">“This still hits me in the feels five years later,” he captioned the post.</p> <p dir="ltr">He then went on to explain the deep impact winning the award had on him. </p> <p dir="ltr">“For a kid who was carrying tripods and washing the news cars in a country TV station during his school holidays ... this was the greatest moment of my professional life and I’ll cherish the s*** out of it forever.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I mean, I grew up in awe of Daryl, Bert &amp; Rove ... and in that moment, the same shy, hardworking, big dreaming kid ... joined them 🤯.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Humbled, emotional &amp; choc-a-block full of gratitude 🙏🏻 My cup was not only filled that day but overflowing." </p> <p dir="ltr">He then wished this year's Logies contenders the best of luck and added: "may it be as magical as it was for little ol’ me on that hallowed night of nights." </p> <p dir="ltr">“I’ll never forget it. #tvweeklogies.” </p> <p dir="ltr">In the clip, an emotional Denyer cheered in excitement as he got the award and thanked his tearful wife Chezzi and everyone who had given him a second chance. </p> <p dir="ltr">Fellow celebrities and fans alike applauded the beloved presenter and reminisced the moment with him. </p> <p dir="ltr">“You’re the best GD!” TV personality Angie Kent wrote. </p> <p dir="ltr">“You truly are. And so is that magic woman @chezzidenyer.Big love to you both! This gave me all the gooseys,” she added. </p> <p dir="ltr">Denyer replied: “It gives a certain tingle, doesn’t it.”</p> <p dir="ltr">TV presenter Joel Creasey and <em>Ten</em> executive producer Chris Walker both commented with a hand clapping emoji. </p> <p dir="ltr">One fan wrote: “Well deserved and you stand out because you are humble.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“I’m not crying, you’re crying,” commented another. </p> <p dir="ltr">In another comment Denyer replied to a fan and revealed that he cried after winning the Logie. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Won’t lie, had a proper little cry to myself when I went backstage in the darkness,” he wrote. </p> <p dir="ltr">Another fan commented the impact that moment had on their lives: “I still watch this from time to time to remind myself that anything is possible with the right mindset.” </p> <p dir="ltr">“A truly inspirational moment in television from a truly inspirational, kind and amazing person.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Denyer replied: “Things can always get better, you can always get yourself out of a hole and sunshine is nice to stand in, so it’s worth fighting for.” </p> <p dir="ltr">Another fan noted that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house the night Denyer won.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Instagram/ 9Now</em></p>

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Sneak peek into Grant Denyer’s countryside home

<p dir="ltr"><em>Better Homes and Gardens</em> host Johanna Griggs has shared a sneak peek into Grant Denyer’s countryside home, for an upcoming episode of the show.</p> <p dir="ltr">On Tuesday, Joh took to Instagram to share a snippet from the episode she filmed with the former <em>Sunrise</em> star, who has spent the last few years renovating his home in Bathurst.</p> <p dir="ltr">“On this week’s show @johgriggs7 catches up with @grantdenyer who has carved out a life in the countryside, renovating a stunning country home and even raising a herd of Scottish highland cows 🐮,” the caption read.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the video, Joh visited Grant’s home and took in the incredible natural views and even fed Grant’s highland cows in a unique bonding moment.</p> <p dir="ltr">“So Grant, what has more pressure, working in live TV or out here in a paddock with cows?” Joh jokingly asks in the clip.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Well, actually, there’s a lot of similarities to be honest,” Grant replied.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You’ve gotta watch your back!” he added when a cow headed straight towards a nervous-looking Joh.</p> <p dir="ltr">They then moved into Grant’s open plan living room which boasted plenty of natural light and beautiful views of the countryside.</p> <p dir="ltr">“This has got to be one of the most serene, beautiful kitchens I’ve ever seen,” Joh said as the camera panned around the kitchen.</p> <p dir="ltr">The pair even joked about how big the bench top was and Grant joked that it was “5.8 Grants Denyers long.”</p> <p dir="ltr">To which Joh quipped: “and two Johannas,” which elicited a fit of giggles among the two.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CuiPOI9B4No/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CuiPOI9B4No/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Johanna Griggs AM (@johgriggs7)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Fans took to the comments to share their awe over Grant’s home.</p> <p dir="ltr">“That view from the kitchen window 🙌🏻” wrote one fan.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Oh this will be fabulous. Two of my favourite people in one place. Their home is stunning,” commented another.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Wow that’s just a magnificent Kitchen. What a view,” wrote a third.</p> <p dir="ltr">Grant lives in the idyllic property with his wife Chezzi and three daughters Sunday, Scout and Sailor.</p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Grant Denyer's wife's surprise family update

<p dir="ltr">Grant and Chezzi Denyer are celebrating their expanding family, after announcing the birth of their new niece Evie Belle.</p> <p dir="ltr">Chezzi couldn’t hide her excitement as she took to Instagram to post a few photos of the newborn.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Introducing little Evie Belle - The latest Denyer addition,” she captioned the post on her Instagram Story.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Congratulations @kendallcupcakee and Lachie... We are smitten!”</p> <p dir="ltr">The photo showed an adorable baby Evie, born to Grant’s sister Kendall, fast asleep and wrapped in a star blanket.</p> <p dir="ltr">In a surprising twist, Chezzi shared that Evie is just one of four babies their extended family have welcomed in the past week, with Evie being the second among the line up of newborns.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Actually 4 magical babies born in our family over the past week,” she announced in a follow up post with a collage of all four of her new nieces and nephews peacefully sleeping.</p> <p dir="ltr">“How glorious. So special. Evie, Grayson, Adelaide and Evie.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“Babies are pure joy and sent from heaven and these four are the cutest, most special little ‘bebes’,” she gushed.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We are so grateful. Biggest congratulations to their mums and dads,” she added.</p> <p dir="ltr">Grant and Chezzi have four children of their own Sailor, 10, Scout, six, and Sunday, two.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Grant and Chezzi Denyer head up all-star cast in new show

<p> The celebrity cast for Channel 10’s 2023 <em>The Amazing Race Australia</em> season has been revealed, with 11 teams set to take off on a thrilling journey across the globe. </p> <p>Beau Ryan will return as host, overseeing the contestants as they race for victory, and a $100,000 prize to hand to their chosen charity, in a race described as “heading in a new direction”, with twists and turns at every stop along the way.</p> <p>The 11 duos set to compete are bringing a wide range of skill sets to the race, with stars from sports to entertainment, comedy, and music strapping on their running shoes. </p> <p dir="ltr">Grant Denyer and his wife, Chezzi Denyer, are one of those 11 teams, with the pair joking that the whole competition will be more like a holiday from their kids than anything else - though Chezzi added that she’s also looking forward to their daughters seeing her “kick butt” on screen. As for their charity, they’ve selected Lifeline Central West.</p> <p>Emma Watkins and her sister, Hayley Watkins, are excited to spend some time together over the course of their adventure, as well as “meeting the people that we get to see and the different countries” - especially for Hayley, who hasn’t had the opportunity to do a lot of travel. They’ll be racing to raise money for the Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund. </p> <p>Peter Rowsthorn will be racing alongside his daughter, Frankie Rowsthorn, hoping that their humour will win over allies, while promising a barrel of laughs along the way. They’ll be racing for a cause close to their hearts, All Stars for Autism, as Peter explained “my grandson has autism, so we’re doing it for him.”</p> <p>Jana Pittman will be keeping it in the family too, racing with her son Cornelis Rawlinson. The former Olympian is excited to have quality time with Cornelis - the eldest of her six children - and feels honoured to have been asked to participate. Meanwhile, he has other priorities, with his sights firmly set on “the food”. They’ll be competing on behalf of The Royal Hospital for Women.</p> <p>Darren McMullen and his nephew, Tristan Dougan, will be joining the others, and promise a foolproof plan to get them through - even if they aren’t quite able to agree on who’s the brains behind the entire operation. They’ve selected Feel the Magic as their charity, noting that the children involved are “an inspiration for all of us.”</p> <p>Dane Simpson will be joined by his dad, Bow Simpson, as Dane looks to showcase the man who pops up so often throughout his comedy routines, certain that Australians everywhere are going to fall in love with him. They’ll be racing to win the $100,000 for the Dharriwaa Elders Group Incorporated.</p> <p>Alli Simpson and her mum, Angie Simpson, are another team racing to raise funds for a cause that means a lot to their family - Dementia Australia. As Alli explained, “my grandma, my dad's mum Chrissie, has gone down really fast with dementia in the last few years. It's been really difficult for us to watch. We just want to do as much as we can to prevent other families [from] feeling the pain that we do."</p> <p dir="ltr">Bec Judd will have her sister, Kate Twigley, at her side for the journey, bringing their competitive spirit and excitement to do it “together as sisters” to the competition. They’ll be racing on behalf of Impatient Advocacy - A Nicole Cooper Foundation.</p> <p>George Mladenov is no stranger to the world of reality TV competition - though his sister, Pamela Mladenov, may be a fresh face. George is sure they’ll bring drama to the screen, as they race for the Bankstown Women's Health Centre.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ben Gillies and his wife, Jackie Gillies, are hoping that the race experience will bring them closer, and teach them how to “live in the moment”. Self-confessed competitive souls, they have their sights set on the grand prize, which they hope to bring home to the Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation. </p> <p>And last but not least, Harry Jowsey is bringing his best friend, Teddy Briggs, along for the ride. And while they don’t expect to be “the best at this”, they’ve guaranteed that viewers are in for a fun time with their antics, and hope to bring some money to Beyond Blue with their efforts.</p> <p><em>Images: Ten </em></p>

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Grant and Chezzi's dramatic 90s transformation

<p>Grant and Chezzi Denyer have shocked fans with a retro transformation. </p> <p>The TV personality and his wife dressed in their 1990s best as the family attended a themed dress-up party on the Gold Coast with their friends and family. </p> <p>In attendance were the couple’s three daughters Sailor, 10, Scout, six, and Sunday, two.</p> <p>“90’s Party to celebrate Courtney’s 40th &amp; Warren’s 50th birthday,” Chezzi captioned a post.</p> <p>“Incredible fun with all the Denyer family reliving one of my favourite decades."</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CsmgRbsSEZb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CsmgRbsSEZb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by chezzidenyer (@chezzidenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Teletubbies, Britney, Mrs Doubtfire, Pulp Fiction, Guns n Roses, The Nanny, Ab Fab, Men in Black, Baywatch, Shania Twain - so many great costumes."</p> <p>Grant chose to dress up in a Guns n Roses ensemble to pay tribute to the band's frontman Axl Rose, as he donned a blonde wig and bandana, and the appropriate amount of clashing patterns. </p> <p>Chezzi paid homage to Uma Thurman's character Mia Wallace in the 90s cult film <em>Pulp Fiction</em>, while the couple's oldest daughter Sailor was dressed as the Mad Hatter from <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>. </p> <p>Scout was seen in a sparkly dress and boots, holding onto a giant lollipop as Sunday gazed down at her sister with the lolly.</p> <p>“Great costumes. Look at Sunday’s focus on the lollipop,” one fan wrote.</p> <p>“Your costumes are perfect. The hairdos are fantastic. What great ideas you had. Love all the colour. Bet you had tons of fun 😍,” said a second.</p> <p>Chezzi shared a series of snaps from the function, with a wholesome group photo showing off the best costumes from memorable pop culture moments of the 1990s. </p> <p>One person commented on the group photo, "Wow, you people know how to dress for a party!"</p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram </em></p>

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Grant Denyer’s wife shares tragic news

<p>Grant Denyer’s wife has taken to Instagram to share a sad update.</p> <p>Former Sunrise producer Chezzi Denyer shared a post on May 15 as a belated Mother’s Day message.</p> <p>“A little bit late as we lost a very important pet yesterday,” she wrote.</p> <p>“Our beautiful little budgie Squiggles passed away so we spent the afternoon crying and having a funeral.”</p> <p>Fans flocked to the comments to offer their condolences.</p> <p>“Despite the sad loss of your little Squiggles, I hope Mother’s Day did bring you some joy,” one comment read.</p> <p>“Sorry to hear about your bird,” another added.</p> <p>Chezzi shared the news alongside a sweet video of her and Grant’s youngest daughter Sunday attempting to say “Happy Mother’s Day”.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsPgJhnPTPu/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsPgJhnPTPu/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by chezzidenyer (@chezzidenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I hope this video helps to make you smile, like it has made us this morning,” Chezzi wrote.</p> <p>“And to all the people missing their mums this time of the year, we feel you and we are sending you love.</p> <p>“To all the beautiful souls wanting to become mums. We send you hugs and love.</p> <p>“And to all those who have recently lost someone they love, or a pet they adored… sending you love too.”</p> <p>Chezzi’s sad update comes weeks after she revealed she had made a “life-changing” move.</p> <p>She said she was taking lessons from a spiritual medium as a way to trust herself more and further develop her intuition.</p> <p>She said she had begun studying through the night once a week with a coach.</p> <p>A spiritual medium claims to be able to communicate with the spirits of the dead and living beings.</p> <p>Chezzi shared videos of herself during an international Zoom session and explained that she had been waking up at 2:30am for nearly 10 weeks to study with The Medium School.</p> <p>“The commitment seems large, especially when you’re tired and would prefer to sleep,” she shared in an Instagram story.</p> <p>“But the reward is that this course has been life-changing for me.</p> <p>“I am nowhere close to being able to do this as a profession... and I didn’t enter this course wanting to become a medium.</p> <p>“I chose this course as a way to trust myself more, to develop ways to enhance my intuition.</p> <p>“To learn ways of being able to slow down and take note of the multitude of signs and symbols put in my path each day designed to give great hope.”</p> <p>Chezzi wrote that what she has taken from the course is “so much more” than just trusting herself and enhancing her intuition.</p> <p>She explained her lessons were to “put myself first sometimes” and that humans are “highly intuitive”, something that people can often lose touch with.</p> <p>“I’ve learnt that I believe in the world being a good-hearted place despite the constant news of suffering and loss,” she went on.</p> <p>“I’ve learnt that the people and animals I adored in this life, are with me energetically and cheering me on.</p> <p>“And the most profound thing of all, is that I have learnt to trust myself.</p> <p>“To trust and speak up when something doesn’t feel right. To have confidence in myself. To set clear boundaries.</p> <p>“To speak my intentions out loud.. and to always act for the highest possible good.”</p> <p>She ended her post by thanking her teacher Rory who “opened up this beautiful path”.</p> <p>“I am very grateful for your guidance and help.”</p> <p><em>Image credit: Instagram</em></p>

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"That one really hurt": Grant Denyer on career axing that brought him to tears

<p dir="ltr">Grant Denyer has opened up about the two most brutal axings of his career: one a breakfast radio show that left him in tears, and the other, his dream TV show that never aired.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speaking to <em>news.com.au</em>’s podcast, <em>I’ve Got News For You</em>, Denyer revealed that one of the most brutal moments of his career was when he was axed from the 2Day FM breakfast show.</p> <p dir="ltr">In 2018 Denyer was a co-host of the show in Sydney alongside Em Rusciano and Ed Kavalee. Rusciano left the show late 2018 and was replaced by Ash London- but the program failed to get good ratings so the trio were axed in August 2019.</p> <p dir="ltr">“That one really hurt,” Denyer said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Because I’d had lunch with a head executive a week earlier who promised me that they were going to sign me for another five years, and then a week later I finish a show and then at 9.05am I walk into a meeting and they say, ‘well, that was your last show.’</p> <p dir="ltr">“I burst into tears,” he added.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I was a blubbering mess. I cried in the corner for quite a while.</p> <p dir="ltr">“That one hurt because you give so much of yourself in breakfast radio … and you share a lot of deep, personal stories, some that are humiliating and embarrassing … because there’s such a need to deliver content every day to connect with an audience,” he said.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Gold Logie winner added that because he had shared so much of his life on the radio show, and it still wasn’t enough, the impact “shocked and rocked” him for a couple of years.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I took a lot of getting over that.</p> <p dir="ltr">“In fact, I went from having probably the most confidence I’d ever had in my entire career to having the least amount of confidence that I’ve ever had, and it’s taken a bit of a steady road to come back,” he added.</p> <p dir="ltr">The other most brutal moment in his TV career was when a new version of <em>Hey Hey It’s Saturday</em> called <em>Saturday Night’s Alright</em> was cancelled before it even aired.</p> <p dir="ltr">The show was intended for Channel 7 and they had apparently spent a million producing the pilot.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We’d spent a million bucks on a pilot, it was incredible, it was a game changer, it was going to blow everyone’s mind”, Denyer said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Unfortunately, the show was axed when they heard that Channel 9 was going to bring back Hey Hey.</p> <p dir="ltr">“They (Channel 7) were like, ‘let’s let Channel 9 and Daryl (Somers) go first and then if it works, we’ll run ours,’” Denyer said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“After two or three episodes, unfortunately Daryl’s show started to fizzle and then that killed our big, giant variety show, which is the show I’ve always wanted since I was a kid.</p> <p dir="ltr">“It was axed before it even went to air!” he revealed.</p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Grant Denyer shares heartwarming update

<p>Aussie TV personality Grant Denyer has shared a heartwarming update on his two-year-old daughter Sunday.</p> <p>Sunday was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in 2022 and after being confined to a hip brace for most of her life, the toddler is finally free.</p> <p>The proud dad took to Instagram, sharing a touching video of a happy Sunday running around, brace-free.</p> <p>“When the hip brace comes off after 13 months 😂 💨 <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/dysplasia/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#dysplasia</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/2yo/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#2yo</a>,” he captioned the cute clip.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqPTDMTDZ3p/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqPTDMTDZ3p/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Grant Denyer (@grantdenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Friends and followers flocked to the comments to celebrate Sunday’s milestone.</p> <p>“Awesome. No stopping her now,” one person wrote.</p> <p>“Wow! That's wonderful news! There was no stopping this child even with the brace on! It looks like it's done it's job after 13 very long months. She's wonderful 💖,” another said.</p> <p>“Yay. Poor thing, but I’m scared for you guys now as she has a lot of running to catch up on 😂,” one joked.</p> <p>The update comes one month after <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/health/caring/so-proud-grant-denyer-announces-huge-news" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Denyer announced that Sunday was finally able to run</a>.</p> <p>The two-year-old had been placed in a less-limiting cast that allowed some freedom to her arms and torso.</p> <p>Denyer and his wife Chezzi have shared Sunday’s journey from the moment she was put into a full body cast and friends and fans continue to show their love and support.</p> <p><em>Image credit: Instagram</em></p>

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"So proud": Grant Denyer announces huge news

<p>Former Sunrise presenter Grant Denyer has announced a happy update about his daughter Sunday’s health condition.</p> <p>Sunday was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in 2022 and has been in a full body cast for the past eight months.</p> <p>That didn’t stop little Sunday from developing and she has even recently started to run for the first time.</p> <p>“She’s running! This is huge!” her excited dad wrote on <a href="https://7news.com.au/technology/instagram" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> on Sunday, posting footage of Sunday speeding around at home.</p> <p>“So proud of our gorgeous little Sunday.</p> <p>“She has not let her hip dysplasia hold her back.</p> <p>“It’s been 8 months of a full body plaster cast and now this one, finally she’s figuring out a way to get the mobility she’s always dreamed of.</p> <p>“What every kid needs and deserves.</p> <p>“She’s so far behind in some milestones compared to others because of her dislocated hip but then again, she’s blossoming like you wouldn’t believe in so many other ways.</p> <p>“And she’s never complained or gotten frustrated with it. Her spirit is simply extraordinary.</p> <p>“Always smiling, always playing and always captivating us all with her gorgeous attitude to life.</p> <p>“She is a true delight to be around and watch grow.</p> <p>“We love you so much Sunday ... you make us proud every day.”</p> <p>In the video, Denyer can be heard encouraging Sunday as she runs along.</p> <p>Fans of Denyer loved the sweet update, flocking to the comments on Denyer’s Instagram post sharing their support.</p> <p>“Look at her go!” wrote radio personality Brendan Jones.</p> <p>“Love the arms. It’s all how you dance,” said another, referring to Sunday’s propellor-like arm movements.</p> <p>“That’s incredible, a mini Aussie icon in the making and an inspiration for sure,” wrote a third.</p> <p>Added another: “She is so beautiful, you must be very proud of her, such an amazing little girl.”</p> <p>Denyer and his wife Chezzi have shared Sunday’s health journey from the moment she was put into the body cast until now.</p> <p>Many others shared their stories of their own children with hip dysplasia.</p> <p>“Ours didn’t walk til out of the brace but she’s a pocket rocket now!</p> <p>“Still a bit behind with motor skills but her speech and language is amazing for a 3.5 yr old!</p> <p>“You have both have done an amazing job supporting Sunday to be her best!”</p> <p>“Our daughter had one and now she’s 11 and unstoppable,” said another.</p> <p>“Lovely to see.”</p> <p>Hip dysplasia occurs when the hip socket does not fully cover the ball portion of the upper thigh bone, causing the hip joint to be partially or completely dislocated.</p> <p>If hip dysplasia is diagnosed in early infancy, a soft brace can often correct the problem.</p> <p>One person with hip dysplasia as a child said they remembered the swinging arm movements Sunday deals with.</p> <p>“I learnt to walk like this in my brace too, after 3 surgeries,” they wrote.</p> <p>“My little gal and boy both had plaster and braces too and you should see them now, they don’t stop for nobody!</p> <p>“She’s doing amazing.”</p> <p><em>Image credit: Instagram</em></p>

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“Fun until it wasn’t”: Grant Denyer takes smiling selfie moments before disaster

<p>Former <em>Sunrise</em> presenter Grant Denyer has taken to Instagram to report that he was involved in a disastrous biking accident.</p> <p>Grant, who has been training ahead of the 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour race this weekend, was with friend and training partner Mick when they ran into trouble. </p> <p>Despite dubbing the incident a “huge stack”, it seems no real injury was sustained, with Denyer’s sharing a light hearted take with his 408k followers. </p> <p>“No joke, 2 mins after this photo we had a huge stack doing wheelies and clipping handlebars,” he captioned the image. The photo in question features Grant and Mick on their bikes, cycling along a country road, with big smiles on each of their faces.</p> <p>“D*ckheads,” Grant said of the pair, and added that they were “putting in the big yards for the @bathurst12hr this weekend. Doing a lot of riding. New to it. As our crash proves … Thx Mick from @bathurstaquapark for being a great training partner. Most of the time”.</p> <p>Grant’s post was met with great amusement from his followers, with most making fun of the situation along with him. It didn’t seem to phase Grant, who met their comments with lighthearted jokes of his own. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CoEdKdkrFGG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CoEdKdkrFGG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Grant Denyer (@grantdenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Two hands for beginners, legend,” wrote one. </p> <p>“Yeah um…. Was fun until it wasn’t!” Grant responded, going on to mention that they  “took each out and ended up in the scrub. Naturally we did it on the last kilometre of the run. It’s always the ‘last run’ isn’t it?”</p> <p>“Yep, you certainly were putting lots of effort into the big hill as I was passing,” said one supporter, suggesting they had spotted Grant out on the road. </p> <p>Grant, who mentioned that he was new to riding in his original caption, responded to confirm that “it does not come natural I can assure you!! These little legs work HARD”. </p> <p>Mick, Grant’s riding partner, came up in a few of the comments, and Grant made sure to praise his skill while still poking some fun at the whole situation. </p> <p>“He’s a wildcat that’s for sure! A beast on the bike.” He said of his training partner, “bloody talented at everything. Except keeping to himself”. </p> <p>Grant, who has quite the history with motorsports under his belt, will still be participating in the Bathurst 12 hour, an international endurance race that will span Friday through to Sunday.</p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p> <p> </p>

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"Don't die!": Chezzi Denyer takes on snake while Grant hides inside

<p>Grant Denyer has shared a video to instagram of his incredibly brave wife – Chezzi – defending the family home (and her own pet dog) from an advancing brown snake that had been lurking in the garden.</p> <p>As the slithering brown snake made its way towards the house, Grant remained<span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> sheltered inside along with their daughters Sunday, Scout and Sailor, while Chezzi stood firm and attempted to shoo the invader away with a pair of barbecue tongs and a broom.</span></p> <p>After posting the video of the scary encounter, Grant wrote “Go Chez!" before going on to reveal why it was Chezzi who was taking on the snake rather than himself:</p> <p>“When Mr Brown comes to visit, trust the chick who had snakes as a kid to take care of it.</p> <p>“Mumma bear protecting the dog and family while TV Dad filmed it all from safely behind double glazed glass.</p> <p>“Didn’t think I ever saw Steve Irwin use BBQ tongs tho. Was she scaring it away or cooking it?”</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnJd0Ctjf8Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnJd0Ctjf8Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Grant Denyer (@grantdenyer)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Grant can also be heard shouting in the video, “You see it, Chez? It’s coming for the stairs.”</p> <p>As the snake gets closer to the back stairs, Grant yells again: “CHEZ?”, sounding truly worried.</p> <p>The camera then pans to Chezzi trying to shoo the snake away.</p> <p>“That’s the washerwoman Chez,” Grant can be heard saying in the background.</p> <p>One of the girls then shouts out, “I love you Mum!” and Grant adds, “Don’t die!”</p> <p>“Aw, this is really scary,” Sailor can be heard saying.</p> <p>“Mummy’s very brave.”</p> <p>After the encounter was over and the video had been posted, Chezzi herself took to the comments section, writing: “Just a Mum trying to cook dinner on time when the kids spot a big snake coming for the dog.”</p> <p>“Safely relocated the big brown to the bottom side of the paddock away from the kids ... and finished dinner on time.”</p> <p>Adding eye-roll emojis, she said: “And the eye rolls were for Grant and his helpful commentary from inside.”</p> <p>Of course Grant and Chezzi's Instagram followers did not remain neutral when it came to assessing who was the hero in the incident. </p> <p>The Morning Show co-host Larry Emdur even chimed in, joking: <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">“Bro, firstly I love it how you scream for Chezzi (what a brave husband and protective father you are ). </span>secondly grab a snake survival kit from my mates at @survivalfirstaid immediately.<span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">"</span></p> <p>“Mum is so brave…I love you mum!” added TV personality Lisa Wilkinson, while podcaster Abbie Chatfield simply wrote: “Hell yeah!”</p> <p>“Chezzi Denyer you are a legend,” one fan wrote.</p> <p>“The girls’ commentary is the best!” noted another.</p> <p>“Not all heroes wear capes, some hold barbecue tongs,” observed a third.</p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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"This is serious": Grant Denyer's health warning

<p>Grant Denyer has shared a doctor's serious warning about his health, after years of pushing himself "to the limit".</p> <p>Speaking candidly on the <a href="https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/along-for-the-ride-with-grant-denyer-138608/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-link-type="article-inline">Along For The Ride podcast,</a> Denyer talked about his lifelong love for high-speed car racing while continuing his job as a TV host. </p> <p>After years appearing on shows such as Sunrise, Family Feud, Australia’s Got Talent, and Dancing With The Stars, Denyer admitted his TV success meant he “could do whatever I wanted from wherever I wanted.”</p> <p>“(On Sunrise), if I wanted to stand at Uluru tomorrow, I could,” he said, describing those years as “the greatest time of my life.”</p> <p>“If I wanted to wrestle a crocodile in the Top End the day after, I did. It was limitless. In three and a half years I had something like 750 flights."</p> <p>“You were in a different part of the country every single day."</p> <p>“I was addicted to the success of the ratings, and we were really pushing the envelope, and (eventually) I ran into an absolute heap.”</p> <p>During those years, Denyer was living a whirlwind life, as he was working in the fast-paced world of television during the week, and also racing cars at the weekend, so eventually his body began to shut down.</p> <p>“I wasn’t listening to my body; I had massive chronic fatigue,” Denyer said.</p> <p>“The hard part is that when you’re operating out of adrenaline every day, which live broadcasting gives you, let alone all the stunts you’re doing, you’re depleting everything."</p> <p>“There was a point there where I went to the doctor and they examined my organs and tested them all and said they were running at about seven per cent."</p> <p>“And they said, ‘if you don’t do something, drastically, you’re going to die, and soon.’"</p> <p>“That’s when I was like, holy s***, this is serious, I need to do something about this."</p> <p>“I was trying to push on and I realised I just had to give in to it - forget about television, forget about success, forget about ratings - and just focus on my health, because it wasn’t going to end well.”</p> <p>After the brutal wake up call, Denyer scaled back on his commitments and slowed down, focusing on being a family man, while still pursuing his love of car racing occasionally. </p> <p>He said, “If I just sat on the couch and did nothing, is that living a life?”</p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram </em></p>

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Grant Denyer’s heartwarming birthday post to his wife

<p dir="ltr">Grant Denyer has wished his “princess” wife a happy birthday in a heartwarming post on social media.</p> <p dir="ltr">The former TV host took to Facebook and shared several photos of the loved up couple and their kids thanking her for everything that she does for him and their three kids.</p> <p dir="ltr">“To my spectacular wife @chezzidenyer. Who we love &amp; adore but honestly never ever thank enough… The HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS my princess,” his post began.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You are a powerful force that holds this entire family up. People glow in your presence. You sacrifice so much for others, and we are the lucky benefactors of that sacrifice.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You’re warm, loving, funny, exciting, brave, encouraging, a champion in our corner and always ALWAYS the first one there to help.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We couldn’t do life without you. You lift us up to all be better and we are all so thankful to have you.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We never say it enough but I hope you feel it today when Sailor, Scout, Sunday and I all scream out how much we APPRECIATE EVERYTHING you do. We love you so much.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Grant went on to point out that they rely on her to make the family “special” and that she’s the rock that pushes them through for “better or worse”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Through thick and thin, for better or worse … we can always and do always rely on you to make this family so special.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Thanks for having my back, even when it broke, thanks for putting me back together even better than I was before.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Nurse, podcaster, friend, motivator, publicist, Mum, lead foot, wife, comedian… and the glue that binds this beautiful family together.</p> <p dir="ltr">“The fact I’m in Los Angeles now for work, is another example of how you sacrifice so much, including your birthday, so we can thrive.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We love you. I love you. Happy birthday babe. Get a wine in ya and chase the kids around the house doing the ‘boobie slap’ that makes us all laugh hysterically.</p> <p dir="ltr">“May the show never end xox.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Facebook</em></p>

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