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The frightening moment the TV star’s rally car smashes into a tree near Melbourne
at the end. Denyer will speak to Ten Eye Witness News and The Project tonight. Footage courtesy: Channel Ten
GRANT Denyer’s wife says she has no intention to make her husband give up car racing following a horror 160km/h rally crash last month.
Cheryl Denyer opened up about the Family Feud host’s brush with death in her blog The Chezzi Diaries saying she supports her husband’s decision to continue racing “wholeheartedly”.
“He has managed TV fulltime and racing part-time for 25 years. It’s who he is. It’s how he works. I support him in his (sic) wholeheartedly and while I’ve been asked many a time in the past three weeks, will I make him give up racing because of this latest accident, the truth is that no, I will not make him give it up,” she says in the post aptly titled Keeping on Track.
The mother of two says she doesn’t want her daughters to grow up without a father but doesn’t believe “this decision is that clear cut”.
“I want my daughters to follow their passion with every ounce of their soul … They learn by what they experience and they see and they see this in their Dad. I’m proud of Grant’s driving.”
She added: “Maybe it’s my Bathurst heritage. I grew up following Peter Brock and I certainly do not want my husband to have the same fate, but I believe in his ability to read situations and I believe he is no cowboy with my core.”
Denyer, who only hours before the accident was announced as a Gold Logie nominee, was flown to hospital along with his co-driver after the crash which occurred while driving in the Lake Mountain sprint, near Melbourne as part of the Australian Rally Championships.
He sustained only a broken coccyx and finger and lower back bruising.
Co-driver Dale Moscatt reportedly had to be freed from their Lotus by rescuers and sustained a broken leg and fractured vertebrae.
Cheryl says she was putting their toddler Scout to bed for her midday nap when she got the shock news.
“I thought it would be people calling to congratulate Grant on his nominations. When I realised it was his Dad who had called several times, I felt something was wrong and as it turns out it was,” she says in her blog.
“He told me Grant and Dale had been in a car accident. My heart sank but I just knew somehow he was OK. I asked if Grant had got himself out of the car.”
Cheryl wrote the post while waiting for a flight to Sydney yesterday for a dress fitting with designer Mary Ionnaidis leading into this weekend’s Logie Awards in Melbourne.
He may just be a contender for the Gold now but in the Denyer household he’s already a winner.
“He is not your usual TV Host (sic). I know a lot of them and I can say honestly and without bias that he is different. He is real. He, believe it or not, is very shy. He is humble. He is a quiet achiever. He never boasts. He is a perfectionist at times and never feels he has done his best work, but he is driven,” Cheryl says.
“But if he’s awarded a Logie this year it won’t be because of any of the above. It will be because he entertains. Easily. He has a serious knack for making people laugh. Laugh at themselves. Laugh at life. He helps you forget if you’re sad or lonely.”
SOURCE: newsnow entertainment