The Gold Logie winner, who’s new show Game of Games premieres tonight on Channel Ten, shared that he “came off the road at 160km an hour and hit a tree head on”.
Denyer said “the hardest part in the world” was seeing his co-driver and best friend, Dale Moscatt, get injured. He told the podcast host, “He made this noise as we left the road that will haunt me forever. He thought potentially it might have been the end for both of us.”
“I did my best to avoid a tree … there was a hidden tree root which I didn’t see and that picked the car up and shot it into the giant tree that I was planning on missing,” Denyer explained to Greg Rust.
“We barrel-rolled and tumbled and came to a stop and Dale’s kneecap was up around his hips. He’d broken his back, I’d broken a few bones. I think the only thing that saved us was that it was a rear-engine car.”
“The first word out was that I’d died.”
At the time, rumours began circulating that the game show host had passed away after a horrific car crash, and as Denyer shares, they were reportedly about to mistakenly announce that he had died.
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