Grant Denyer talks about his family’s ‘horrific’ secret past

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‘It makes it very hard to be proud’: TV host Grant Denyer talks about his family’s ‘horrific’ secret past

Grant Denyer has spoken out about his family’s “horrific” past after learning about his ancestors on an upcoming episode of the SBS series, Who Do You Think You Are?

In an interview with Yahoo! lifestyle on Thursday, the 43-year-old veteran TV host admitted he was shocked to discover the “poignant and heartbreaking” history of domestic violence.

“You want to be proud of who you are and proud of your heritage, but when you find someone who has committed atrocious acts, it becomes very hard to be proud of,” he confessed.

Making discoveries: Grant Denyer has spoken out about his family’s “horrific” past after learning about his ancestors on an upcoming episode of the SBS series, Who Do You Think You Are?

Grant said the revelation had forced him to look inwardly at himself and his own character traits.

“I think when you turn 40, you start saying, ‘Okay, these personality traits don’t work for me anymore,’ you kind of clean the house,” he explained.

‘How do I feel about life and love and who I am and my place in the world? These are questions that everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives and that happen to me now.’

Family Man: In an interview with Yahoo!  Lifestyle on Thursday, the 43-year-old veteran TV host admitted he was shocked to discover the

Family Man: In an interview with Yahoo! Lifestyle on Thursday, the 43-year-old veteran TV host admitted he was shocked to discover the “poignant and heartbreaking” history of domestic violence. In the picture with wife Chezzi and daughter on Sunday

Grant added that he’s ready for people to see him in person after years of gleaming TV facade.

“I’ve been shiny for too long and I don’t care anymore because that’s just part of who I am, so it’s kind of fun being warts and stuff. That’s how healing happens,” he added.

Before he got into Who Do You Think You Are? appeared, Grant confessed that he had no idea of ​​his family’s history.

Working the land: Grant's family originated in Scotland and immigrated to Victoria in the mid-1800s after being brutally evicted from their farmland

Working the land: Grant’s family originated in Scotland and immigrated to Victoria in the mid-1800s after being brutally evicted from their farmland

He admitted that what he discovered “shocked to the bone” and said he “should have been a little more prepared for any outcome.”

Originally from Scotland, Grant’s family emigrated to Victoria in the mid-19th century after being brutally evicted from their farmland.

After working as herders for 10 years, they finally managed to save enough money to buy their own farm, which Grant says explains his own “deep love for the land.”

One with nature: After 10 years working as herders, his family finally managed to save enough money to buy their own farm, which Grant says explains his own 'deep love for the land'

One with nature: After 10 years working as herders, his family finally managed to save enough money to buy their own farm, which Grant says explains his own ‘deep love for the land’

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