Grant Denyer's cheeky response to axing

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Grant Denyer made a few pointed comments about 2Day FM's decision to axe his morning show. Photo: Getty Images

Grant Denyer has broken his silence following the axing of his 2DayFM breakfast show, sharing a heartfelt, but cheeky Instagram post.

Hit Network announced that the embattled personality’s morning show with Ed Kavalee and Ash London would be replaced with a music-only program yesterday, after years spent trying to match the success of former hosts Kyle and Jackie O.

‘Classy as always’

Grant, Ed and Ash were axed by the Hit Network and replaced with a music-only program. Photo: Hit Network

Denyer took to Instagram late in the day to share the lengthy message, keeping things classy as one fan commented, but not without making some pointed remarks.

“Well that was bloody fun,” the host started off the post, before getting slightly more personal.

“It’s nice to join an elite group of people who have been sacked from radio,” he continued.

With the radio station churning through at least five different partnerships after losing Kyle and Jackie O to KIISFM back in 2013, there can be little doubt of which elite group Denyer is referring to.

Grant also gave a quick rundown of the trio’s achievements, with the show’s history allowing readers to fill in the gaps.

“Super proud to have helped 2DayFM win their highest ratings in 5 years, plus grab and ACRA award along the way for Best Newcomer. That was pretty spesh,” he wrote.

Troubled times

It has of course been five years since Kyle and Jackie O ditched the station, which saw ratings on the network plummet, dragging them from the top rated national station to the bottom.

Merrick Watts, Jules Lund, Sophie Monk and Mel B, were the first people to step into the ill-fated role, followed by Dan Debuf and Maz Compton, who then passed the baton to former Bachelorette Sam Frost and Rove McManus.

After they failed to build up the audience, Em Rusciano and Harley Breen were brought in, and later replace by Grant, Ed and Ash.

Grant cushioned the slight jab by thanking the radio station, and focusing mainly on his gratitude to his co-hosts.

“Hell of a blast, I’ve learnt a lot!” he finished off the message.

‘Bye, Bye, Bye’

Grant’s response comes after Kyle Sandilands took to Twitter with his own take on the dramatic news.

“Another one bites the dust,” the shock jock wrote in a bold statement.

Grant matched Kyle’s music-themed response, captioning his Instagram post, “‘Bye bye bye’ - NSYNC” after Kyle appropriated the hit Queen song for his.

Double blow for the host

It comes after it was announced earlier this month that Grant Denyer would be stepping down from his hosting duties on Channel Ten’s Celebrity Name Game due to ongoing health issues.

Aussie audiences will instead see Rove filling in as the host of the show, a statement confirmed.

Denyer is still dealing with ongoing back problems, after being hospitalised for suffering a bulging disc injury back in March.

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