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Grant, Chezzi Denyer slam ‘disgusting’ rumours he’s having an affair

Grant and Chezzi Denyer slam ‘disgusting’ false rumours he’s having an affair with his Dancing with the Stars partner Lily Cornish, 22, after New Idea published photos of him with his hand on her thigh


Television presenter Grant Denyer and his wife Chezzi have categorically denied a report suggesting he is having an affair with a woman half his age.

New Idea published photos of Denyer, 44, with his hand on the thigh of dancer Lily Cornish, 22, in between rehearsals for Dancing with the Stars in Sydney.

Other images showed the pair – who are partners on the upcoming ‘All Stars’ season on Channel Seven – smiling as they walked down the street.

Television presenter Grant Denyer and his wife Chezzi have categorically denied a report suggesting he is having an affair with a woman half his age

Chezzi posted screenshots of the article on Instagram on Wednesday and blasted the publication for fabricating such a ‘gross and mean’ story.

‘What the actual hell is this front-page crap, New Idea,’ she wrote, adding that the images had been completely taken out of context.

‘Lilz [Cornish] is like our adopted daughter. We grew extremely close during her month long stay with us here in Bathurst. We absolutely adore her!

‘Poor Lilz doesn’t deserve this defamation of character… New Idea, you should be ashamed.’ 

New Idea published photos of Denyer, 44, with his hand on the thigh of dancer Lily Cornish, 22, in between rehearsals for Dancing with the Stars in Sydney. Chezzi posted screenshots of the article and blasted the publication for fabricating a 'gross and really mean' story from innocent photos

New Idea published photos of Denyer, 44, with his hand on the thigh of dancer Lily Cornish, 22, in between rehearsals for Dancing with the Stars in Sydney. Chezzi posted screenshots of the article on Instagram and blasted the publication for fabricating a ‘gross and really mean’ story

Other images showed the pair smiling as they walked down the street. Chezzi said Lily was 'like an adopted daughter' to her and Grant and there was nothing untoward going on in the photos

Other images showed the pair smiling as they walked down the street. Chezzi said Lily was ‘like an adopted daughter’ to her and Grant and there was nothing untoward going on in the photos

Chezzi went on to claim the photographer who took the photos had apologised to her for the images being ‘taken out of context’.

She also pointed out that Cornish’s long-term boyfriend Jock White had been pictured visiting her during rehearsals for DWTS.

Denyer later issued his own blistering statement, calling the article a ‘brutal’ attack on a ’22-year-old kid’ and a ‘dad of three girls’.

Cute! Almost immediately after the pair exited the building, Lily ramped up the PDA with her boyfriend Jock White - wrapping her legs around his waist for a sultry embrace as they enjoyed a cuddle in the car park

Chezzi also pointed out that Cornish’s long-term boyfriend Jock White had been pictured visiting her during rehearsals for DWTS. Pictured on September 29 in Sydney

While the magazine is still on newsstands, the online version has been taken down

While the magazine is still on newsstands, the online version has been taken down

‘My wife and I are used to fabricated stories from these type of magazine, we’ve had a life of it but for Lily, she’s a 22 yo kid!!’ he wrote on Instagram. 

‘This kind of treatment is brutally unfair and disgusting.

‘I’m a Dad of 3 girls. And if any friend is having a bad day or a tough time in their life, I’m going to be there for them. End of story.’

While the magazine is still on newsstands, the online version has been taken down.

Daily Mail Australia previously contacted the Denyers for comment on Monday but did not receive a response.

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