Grant Denyer reveals 'rough' Covid-19 symptoms ahead of DWTS return

TV host Grant Denyer has revealed his symptoms after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The 44-year-old, who is set to appear on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars starting this Sunday, took to his Instagram account to update his fans on his condition, after testing positive to the virus on Valentine’s Day.

Grant Denyer lying in bed with Covid-19
Grant Denyer has revealed he has been diagnosed with Covid-19. Photo: Instagram/Grant Denyer

“Rough few days with the ‘Rona but working through it,” he said.

“The shallow breathing is pretty s**t, I’ve coughed up a few lungs and the full-on sweating means I now own a water bed. Yuk.

“Should be ok tho. Will get there.”

While Grant appeared to be sick in bed with the virus, he revealed his whole family got it “lightly”.


Grant Denyer taking a selfie in bed with a box of tissues after being diagnosed with Covid-19
The 44-year-old TV host called his symotoms 'pretty s**t'. Photo: Instagram/Grant Denyer

On Tuesday, Grant announced to his 246,000 followers that he had tested positive, saying: “I’ve been Covid’d.

“It ain’t pretty but I’m coping. Swipe to see the family’s reaction from the safety of outside my bedroom window while I isolate inside. P.S. worst Valentines Day ever.”

The picture showed Grant’s wife, Chezzie and their three children, Sailor, Scout and Sunday, standing outside his window holding signs wishing him well.

Chezzi looked stone-faced as she held up a sign that read: “Happy Valentine's Day!. Thanks for my gift…. Homeschooling… AGAIN!.”

Grant Denyer's wife and three children outside his window with signs
His wife, Chezzi, looked less than impressed in this photo. Photo: Instagram/Grant Denyer

Grant took home the win on on Dancing With The Stars way back in 2006 but admitted in January that he needed a bit of practice to get into the swing of things this time around.

"It's been 15 years, I haven’t danced a step since. I don’t know if I’m ready," he said in a promo for the show.

He joins champs from the past 17 seasons, such as The Bachelorette star Angie Kent and The Morning Show's Kylie Gillies, as well as four wild card entrants on the All Stars dance floor.

This season's wildcard entrants are Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac, model and TV presenter Kris Smith, musician Deni Hines and actor Cameron Daddo.

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