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Grant Denyer is asked about rumoured 'ice addiction' on Kyle and Jackie O


Moment TV star Grant Denyer is asked about his rumoured ‘ice addiction’ on live radio… after he threatened to sue a tabloid magazine over the claims

TV and radio presenter Grant Denyer has long denied rumours he was once addicted to the drug methamphetamine, also known as ice.

And the 44-year-old was asked point-blank about the rumours during a rapid-fire interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday.

During the ‘Spit or Swallow’ segment, radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked: ‘Have you ever had an illegal substance since it was rumoured you were addicted to ice?’ 

Rumours: This is the moment Grant Denyer (pictured) was asked about his rumoured 'ice addiction' on live radio - years after he threatened to sue a magazine for making the claims

Rumours: Watch the moment Grant Denyer (pictured) was asked about his rumoured ‘ice addiction’ on live radio – years after he threatened to sue a magazine for making the claims

The question was phrased carefully so Henderson wasn’t directly asking Denyer if the rumours were true, only if he’d taken a drug since the rumours came to light.

Her co-host Kyle Sandilands laughed: ‘Ha! That’s right, I remember that!’

Denyer responded: ‘Have I ever had an illegal substance since it was rumoured that I’d had…? No, I haven’t had an illicit substance since that rumour, no.’

Woman’s Day reported in February 2014 that Denyer and his wife Chezzi had sought treatment for drug issues at The Cabin rehab facility in Thailand.

The magazine also claimed the former Family Feud host was spending about $200,000 a year on methamphetamine.

Segment: The 44-year-old was asked point-blank about the rumours during a rapid-fire interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday. (Pictured: radio host Kyle Sandilands)

Segment: The 44-year-old was asked point-blank about the rumours during a rapid-fire interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday. (Pictured: radio host Kyle Sandilands)

Grant vehemently denied the rumours and released a statement claiming he would take legal action against the publication, which never eventuated.

A Woman’s Day spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia in July 2014: ‘As far as we are aware, no legal proceedings have been entered into at this time.

‘Woman’s Day stand by our story.’

Grant’s agent, Titus Day, said at the time that while legal proceedings had been considered, it ultimately proved to be too costly for the Denyers.

Hot seat: During a 'Spit or Swallow' segment, radio host Jackie 'O' Henderson (pictured) asked: 'Have you ever had an illegal substance since it was rumoured you were addicted to ice?'

Hot seat: During a ‘Spit or Swallow’ segment, radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) asked: ‘Have you ever had an illegal substance since it was rumoured you were addicted to ice?’ 

‘Legal fees were quoted to be over $1million and at least two years’ wait until there would be a trial. That was a significant consideration at the time and probably still is,’ Day said.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia that same year, Grant described the Woman’s Day story as ‘a very hurtful and uncomfortable thing’.

‘It was a cruel article by a silly magazine, so I don’t worry about it too much. If sticks and stones hurt me too badly I probably shouldn’t be in television,’ he added.

He said, she said: Woman's Day reported in 2014 that Denyer and his wife Chezzi had sought treatment for drug issues at The Cabin rehab facility in Thailand. The Denyers denied the story and threatened to sue, but Woman's Day doubled down and the matter never made it to court

He said, she said: Woman’s Day reported in 2014 that Denyer and his wife Chezzi had sought treatment for drug issues at The Cabin rehab facility in Thailand. The Denyers denied the story and threatened to sue, but Woman’s Day doubled down and the matter never made it to court

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