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Grant Denyer to host Australian version of Ellen DeGeneres’ Game Of Games

The Family Feud host scores an exciting new gig!

TV WEEK Gold Logie nominee Grant Denyer has landed a new hosting gig with Network Ten, just weeks after they announced they were resting his show Family Feud.

The beloved television personality has signed on to host the Australian version of Game Of Games, a unique entertainment show created and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres in the US.

The series, which debuted in January in America, pulls contestants from the audience and sees them compete in 'supersized versions' of the games on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In a bid to win a cash prize, contestants answer questions under time pressure, manoeuvre massive obstacles and face gigantic plunges in to the unknown.

Grant is ready for his next big hosting role, saying he's excited about the new show.

"I'm hungry and excited about this new project," Grant, 40, tells TV WEEK.

"Something new and bright comes along in moments when doors close," he says.

"Ten has been a wonderful family to be part of. They want to continue making fun television."

Meanwhile, Ellen can't wait for the show to hit our shores.

"I'm thrilled it's making its way to Australia," Ellen, 60, enthuses.

She says we can expect a few changes to the show down under.

"In the US [version], we drop contestants into vats of mashed potato," Ellen explains. "But in Australia, it's going to be 100 per cent Vegemite."

Network Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey has no doubt the show will be a hit.

"It's light, fun and engaging," Beverley says. "It's a blast of great family entertainment."

"Game Of Games is unique. It packed full of big fun, big physical entertainment, big laughs and big cash prizes."Game Of Games will premiere on TEN and WIN Network later this year.

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