Grant Denyer confesses: ‘I’m so ashamed’

The popular personalities shock admission.

When Channel 10 announced Family Feud had been cancelled, the host of the popular series Grant Denyer took to his radio program to comment on the news.

We’re probably guilty, if anything, of driving it into the ground a little bit too early,’ he said in May on his radio program 2DayFM Breakfast with Em, Grant & Ed. ‘Six days a week, twice a day, plus All Star episodes, we might have squeezed that lemon a little bit too much.’


Later, the 40-year-old television personality told news.com.au that he felt ‘so guilty’ about those comments that he apologised to Network Ten, and reached out to the CEO and Head of Programming.

Denyer told the publication, ‘That’s the first thing I said and I hadn’t really had the time to find the language to explain why it had been dropped. I kinda stumbled my way through it and that quote keeps getting brought up and I was starting to feel guilty about it.

‘I probably should have found more appropriate words at the time. But you know, there was no other television show that was on as much as our show… it certainly had more rotation than anything else on any network.’


Denyer hosted the popular show for four years, and revealed he was devastated when it had been axed.

I was really confused about how to feel at that time,’ he told news.com.au. ‘I was heartbroken that Family Feud…was going to leave my life because I’ve had so much fun mucking around with it… I never expected it to be anywhere near as good for me as it has been.’

However, Denyer won’t be leaving our TV screens anytime soon.

It was confirmed that the former Family Feud host has officially signed on to host gameshow Game Of Games coming to TEN and WIN later this year.

The US version of the show is currently hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and includes ‘super-sized’ versions of games that have appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Audience members are pulled from the crowd and must go through massive obstacles while answering questions within a time limit to score a cash prize. 

Denyer said he was thrilled to be part of the Aussie version.


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