‘Tom Gleeson will claim fatherhood to your first born’ – GRANT DENYER denies campaign helped his Gold Logie win


In a new interview the FAMILY FEUD host reveals he knows for a fact he was already set to win before the controversial campaign kicked in

Grant Denyer appearing on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show

When popular host Grant Denyer won the TV WEEK Gold Logie award in 2018 many put it down to the fact comedian Tom Gleeson had started a campaign in support of Denyer.

At the time Family Feud had just been axed by Channel 10 and Gleeson, who was hosting Hard Chat at the time, thought it would be funny for the host of an axed show to win the Gold.

Now Denyer says while the stunt was very funny, it wasn’t the reason he won the Gold:

“He’ll claim fatherhood to your first born if you give him a chance”

*Watch the full interview with Grant Denyer in the player below

In what can only be described as irony, Denyer appeared on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Internet Show to promote the return of Family Feud this Sunday at 7.30pm and during an interview covering his entire career, he also spoke about that controversial campign by Gleeson:

Tom Gleeson claimed credit for Grant Denyer’s Gold Logie win

“He’s out of control. Look, he’s an absolute lunatic. I feel differently about it now than I did at the time to be honest. At the time I’d been nominated for gold, Family Feud had been axed and there was this great groundswell and love and support for the format and then he jumps on at the eleventh-and-a-half hour, hijacks my campaign – whether I liked it or not – and then just ran with it.”

But it was this nugget that took Ben Norris, David Robinson and myself by surprise;

“I know by fact that I was already leading before he even jumped on the bandwagon”

Family Feud returns to Channel 10 7.30pm Sunday (image – 10)

One can only assume the bosses at TV WEEK told Denyer this and it would certainly put an end to any assumption that Tom Gleeson won the gold for him.

Time has a way of revealing all secrets!

*You can watch The Ben, Rob & Robbo internet show every Monday – Thursday at 1pm and on-demand at

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.




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