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"It still haunts me": Grant Denyer breaks down on TV as he shares a rare insight about his harrowing accident that almost left him for dead

The famous TV host recounted the emotional ordeal.

By Jess Pullar
Each season, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Australia gives fans a multi-faceted insight into the lives of Australia's celebrities.
We've seen the likes of Angie Kent brave terrifying spider-and-insect-clad challenges, we've watched Shane Warne rough it with barely a morsel to munch on, and we've even witnessed The Bold and Beautiful's Katherine Kelly Lang hang up her fears and face danger head on.
But more than terrifying challenges and, at times, entertaining campsite mischievousness, we see a completely different side to the celebs - their deepest, most personal and emotional challenges they've encountered through the years.
Yes, there's something about the I'm A Celebrity jungle that really brings out the vulnerable sides of its temporary residents.
This year, we've been gifted with a whole new host of celebs willing to step up to the challenge and bare all on screen - and among those is beloved TV host Grant Denyer.
Two years ago, Grant was involved in a terrifying rally crash that almost left him for dead.
The Dancing with the Stars host rarely speaks about the ordeal, understandably so given how traumatic it would have been.
But on the second episode of I'm A Celebrity, he opened up about the incident with an emotional confession.
Grant emotionally recounted his rally driving accident from two years ago in an emotional scene. (Network Ten)
As his fellow campers listened in, Grant explained: "I had a really bad rally crash about two years ago. There was a failure and the car left the road and I hit a tree head on."
He continued: "The noise my co-driver made still haunts me. He just made this half squeal half gulp, like someone acknowledging that..." Grant broke off.
"Death was imminent," another camper added, to which Grant acknowledged.

Speaking in a piece to camera scene, Grant broke down as he explained: "I put a lot of chips in the motorsport basket and I'm prepared to take those risks, but I don't want to hurt the people around me. My family and friends and my kids."
He continued to say of his children: "Having kids makes it hard. That's when I said no more rally driving."
Grants campmates listened intently as he spoke of the terrifying ordeal. (Network Ten)
Grant broke his coccyx in the accident, while his co-driver broke his back.
They were travelling at 165km an hour when the crash occurred.
Grant has two daughters and a baby on the way with his wife Chezzi Denyer. (Instagram)
Grant currently has two daughters, Sailor, eight and Scout, four.
And he and his wife Chezzi are soon to add another addition to the brood, with the pair announcing her pregnancy back in August 2020.
I'm A Celebrity was pre-filmed this season, meaning that Grant will be on hand with Chezzi as her due date approaches.
And as his story struck a chord, one thing is clear, the TV host has plenty of things going for him and a big family that loves him.
We're glad he made it through - and we can't wait to see what else he tackles in the jungle!

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