An emotional Grant Denyer denies rumours he ‘had a significant drug issue’ on I’m A Celebrity

Grant Denyer addressed claims he ‘had a significant drug issue’ during an emotional conversation with co-star Toni Pearen on Thursday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

A hesitant Toni, 48, asked the TV host about tabloid reports several years ago that suggested he and his wife of 10 years, Chezzi Denyer, had ‘gone off the rails’.

‘For me, the worst of it happened at a time when I was at my worst and wasn’t very strong,’ the 43-year-old began.

Upsetting: Grant Denyer (pictured) addressed claims he ‘had a significant drug issue’ during an emotional conversation with co-star Toni Pearen on Thursday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

‘I basically had chronic fatigue. I’d run myself into the ground. Yeah, it was a horrible period. I was the breadwinner. And, you know, we had a kid.’

Grant said his exhaustion made him unable to fulfil his obligations at Channel Seven, who he was employed by at the time.

‘Someone sold a story to a magazine that claimed we had a significant drug issue. That wasn’t true,’ he continued.

Hard questions: A hesitant Toni Pearen (right) asked the TV host about tabloid reports several years ago that suggested he and his wife of 10 years, Chezzi Denyer, had 'gone off the rails'

Hard questions: A hesitant Toni Pearen (right) asked the TV host about tabloid reports several years ago that suggested he and his wife of 10 years, Chezzi Denyer, had ‘gone off the rails’

‘Just, you know, how do you counter so many stories and articles once the gossip machine is fired up?

‘They’re totally made up, ludicrously ridiculous stories that are just fabricated to sell magazines. It was hard. It was really hard. You don’t know what to do. You’re so scared.’

He added: ‘You just don’t know where to run ’cause they’re coming at you from every angle and you just want to go and never come back.

'For me, the worst of it happened at a time when I was at my worst and wasn't very strong,' the 43-year-old began

‘For me, the worst of it happened at a time when I was at my worst and wasn’t very strong,’ the 43-year-old began

‘So we got away from it all. We went overseas and just worked on ourselves.’

An emotional Grant admitted that Chezzi, 40, ‘had a fair bit of PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder] from it all’, while he was concerned he’d never land another television job.

‘I’m surprised that anybody touched me after that. I really am. But Family Feud came along and, as I said in my Gold Logie speech, it saved my career and it also saved me,’ he admitted, wiping away tears from his eyes.

'I'm surprised that anybody touched me after that. I really am. But Family Feud came along and, as I said in my Gold Logie speech, it saved my career and it also saved me,' he admitted, wiping away tears from his eyes

‘I’m surprised that anybody touched me after that. I really am. But Family Feud came along and, as I said in my Gold Logie speech, it saved my career and it also saved me,’ he admitted, wiping away tears from his eyes

He added: ‘Got me out of that hole. Very lucky it came along. Because I remember they were really ruthless… It was just so horrible.’

Grant confessed that he was worried about what his daughters would find when they Googled his name.

But he was determined to turn it into a teachable moment: ‘She’ll learn from our mistakes and our growth and our scars.’

Leaving an impact: An emotional Grant admitted that wife Chezzi Denyer (left) 'had a fair bit of PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder] from it all', while he was concerned he'd never land another television job

Leaving an impact: An emotional Grant admitted that wife Chezzi Denyer (left) ‘had a fair bit of PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder] from it all’, while he was concerned he’d never land another television job

A report published by Woman’s Day magazine in February 2014 claimed that Grant and Chezzi had sought treatment for a methamphetamine habit at The Cabin rehab facility in Thailand.

At the time of the allegations, Denyer’s manager, Titus Day, issued a statement resolutely denying them, saying the host was being treated in Thailand for an ‘ongoing unknown stomach illness’.

‘The wellness centre they attended in Thailand specialises in the treatment of PTSD and exhaustion, and they spent four weeks there to finally address these ongoing health concerns,’ he said.

'I basically had chronic fatigue. I'd run myself into the ground. Yeah, it was a horrible period. I was the breadwinner. And, you know, we had a kid,' he recounted

‘I basically had chronic fatigue. I’d run myself into the ground. Yeah, it was a horrible period. I was the breadwinner. And, you know, we had a kid,’ he recounted

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