Grant Denyer stripped naked on Sunrise to 'offend' Melissa Doyle

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Grant Denyer has revealed on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, that he used to like to "push the envelope" when he presented the weather on Sunrise.

The 43-year-old who appeared on Sunrise from 2004 to 2006 and then again from 2010 to 2013, told his campmates he knew that if he was able to offend Melissa Doyle, it meant his segment was a good one.

Grant Denyer (second from left) has revealed he used to try to make Melissa Doyle (second from right) "uncomfortable" on Sunrise. Photo: Seven
Grant Denyer (second from left) has revealed he used to try make Melissa Doyle (second from right) "uncomfortable" on Sunrise. Photo: Seven

The presenter shared the moment he decided to strip naked live on-air in 2010 in order to make the "conservative" journalist "uncomfortable".

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"My yardstick for when I was doing the crazy weather stuff was if I could offend Mel, I'd get an extra 10,000 people who were like, 'Yes! This is awesome!'" he explained.

"She was very conservative, so if I could push the envelope and make her uncomfortable, that's..." Grant started.

Grant told his campmates how he knew that if he was able to offend Melissa Doyle, he knew his segment was a good one. Photo: Ten
Grant told his campmates how he knew that if he was able to offend Melissa Doyle, he knew his segment was a good one. Photo: Ten

"You knew you were going well," one of the campmates finished, with the presenter responding, "Yeah."

He continued, sharing the story of when he stripped naked.

"I stood nude on the steps of the Opera House once. It was part of one of those Spencer Tunick photoshoots.

"And then I was standing there just doing live crosses. Like, there was about 300 people there naked, right? [He's a] famous nude photographer.

He told his campmates of the moment he decided to strip live on air. Photo: Ten
He told his campmates of the moment he decided to strip live on air. Photo: Ten

"And then I'm standing there doing crosses, and then I hear this, 'Grant! Grant! Grant!' One person just going, 'Grant!' And then two people going, 'Grant! Grant!'

"And then it was, like, 10, and then, all of a sudden, there's, like, 50 people chanting your name, and I'm like... I'm like, 'Nah, I'm in.'"

"Kit off, straight in. Did the rest of the morning just there, starkers," he said proudly.

He then jokingly added that he required a "very long pixelation" to cover his crotch.

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