‘I slammed him against the wall’: Grant Denyer admits he ‘nearly killed’ former Sunrise producer Adam Boland during a violent altercation about wife Chezzi
Grant Denyer has shared details of his violent altercation with former Sunrise executive producer Adam Boland 15 years ago.
Speaking about the incident on his Is It True? podcast, Grant, 43, explained that the violent blow-up occurred while he was on the job as Sunrise’s weatherman in 2005.
Grant and Adam had travelled to Hawaii to produce a special episode of Sunrise when long-standing tensions between the two men finally came to a head.
‘One morning we had a technical failure and the signal drops out and Adam Boland instantly goes absolutely crazy!’ Grant recalled.
Grant claimed that he had overheard Adam chastising his Sunrise producer wife Cheryl (known as Chezzi) over the loss of signal.
Chezzi, who had also travelled to Hawaii to produce the show, was pregnant at the time. It is not suggested Adam knew she was pregnant.
‘I slammed him against the wall’: Grant Denyer, 43, (left) has admitted he ‘nearly killed’ former Sunrise producer Adam Boland (right) during a violent altercation back in 2005
‘He turns on Cheryl and says, ‘She’s dropped the ball, Cheryl is useless, incompetent,’ Grant claimed.
Grant said he suddenly snapped, telling Adam: ‘That’s enough!’, explaining: ‘I needed to put a stop to this. He starts flat out abusing us and I blew up,’ Grant recalled.
‘I grabbed him and slammed him against the wall and held him by the throat, yelling at him for 10 minutes,’ Grant recalled.
Throwback: The violent blow-up occurred while he was on the job in Hawaii as Sunrise’s weatherman in 2005. Pictured: Grant presenting the weather for Sunrise
‘He turns on Cheryl and says, ‘She’s dropped the ball, Cheryl is useless, incompetent’: Grant claimed that he had overheard Adam chastising his Sunrise producer wife Cheryl (known as Chezzi) over the loss of signal. Picture: Chezzi and Grant Denyer in 2018
‘Enough is enough and I wanted to stop this guy. I let him have it- it wasn’t ok. I did the wrong thing but I needed to have my say and it took three people to pull me off him,’ he added.
Grant insisted that he’s ‘not proud’ of the incident.
‘I nearly killed him, I am ashamed of my actions and I’d do it differently now, but a few things happened that brought this to a head,’ he said.
Violent clash: Grant (right) said he ‘grabbed’ Adam (left) and ‘slammed him against the wall and held him by the throat’ while ‘yelling at him for 10 minutes’
Adam has also previously spoken about his clash with Grant.
In his 2014 memoir Brekky Central, Adam describes Grant ‘storming into the control room’ in a fit of fury.
‘His face turned red as he levelled abuse, accusing me of insulting his wife,’ Adam wrote.
‘I instructed him to leave but the yelling continued. Members of the crew were left stunned as they heard it unfold on the production intercom,’ he continued.
‘Here was the weather presenter and executive producer engaged in a screaming match while our happy little breakfast show was still on air,’ Adam added.
Ashamed: Grant insisted that he’s ‘not proud’ of the incident