Grant Denyer and Yvie Jones return to radio on the Hit Network

TV personalities Grant Denyer and Yvie Jones will return to Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network, hosting a national breakfast program during summer.

Denyer’s ill-fated stint on radio wrapped up earlier this year, when the Hit Network’s Sydney station, 2Day FM, decided to focus on a music in the mornings, instead of a panel of personalities.

The Hit Network includes 2Day FM and Fox FM

The decision to move away from talent and talk-based breakfast programming in Sydney came after declining ratings, and a series of attempts to refresh and renew the program following the departure of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson to Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) Kiis FM in 2013.

Denyer, along with Jules Lund, Merrick Watts, Sophie Monk, former Spice Girl Mel B, Dan De Buff, Maz Compton, Rove McManus, Sam Frost, Em Rusciano, Harley Breen, Ed Kavalee and Ash London, all gave the Sydney breakfast slot a shot.

Over summer, however, he will join former Goggleboxer Yvie Jones back in breakfast across the country.

Denyer, much loved by SCA and Ten

Jones recently filled in Fifi Box in Hit Network’s breakfast program on Fox FM in Melbourne.

Hit Network said the duo were known to the audience and would engineer a show full of laughs which will make people feel good as they start their day.

“Grant and Yvie are both much-loved members of the Hit Network and we are thrilled to announce they will be on air this December as part of our national summer breakfast line-up,” head of the Hit Network, Gemma Fordham said.

The duo will be heard throughout December

Denyer and Jones are both also aligned with Network Ten on television, with Jones previously starring on Gogglebox, and then contesting I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. She will also have guest appearances on fellow former Goggleboxer Angie Kent’s stint as The Bachelorette, which begins on Ten next week.

Jones is returning to the airwaves after positive feedback during her time on Fox FM

Denyer is Ten’s game-show host of choice, having fronted Family Feud and Game of Games. He now hosts Celebrity Name Game, on which Jones has also appeared.

The radio program will be heard from Friday, 20 December across the Hit Network’s metro markets.


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