Grant Denyer still drinking after Lily Cornish DWTS Sydney boat pictures emerged

EXCLUSIVE: Grant Denyer admits he’s STILL drinking despite long battle with the booze – as he defends ‘hand on thigh’ pictures with DWTS partner, 22

  • Grant Denyer admits having a few drinks on DWTS cast boat party
  •  Ex Sunrise weatherman has admitted to battling booze issues in the past
  •  Denyer has previously said he wanted to get off the drink permanently
  • Manager says he was still under the drink-drive limit
  • Star furious about magazine suggestion he was having an affair with co-star, 22

TV celebrity Grant Denyer famously declared he wanted to get off the booze forever after battling alcohol issues – even admitting to fronting the weather while still drunk.

But the Gold Logie-winner, 44, confirmed he still enjoys the odd alcoholic beverage after pictures emerged showed him with a mojito on a raucous super yacht party on Sydney Harbour with his castmates from Seven’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’.

The party, which Denyer organised as a treat to the cast to mark the end of a gruelling eight-week shoot, caused controversy after a New Idea‘s cover showing the former Sunrise weatherman party on the boat with co-star and professional dancer, Lily Cornish, 22.

Another set of images captured the ex-weatherman with his hand on her thigh.

 A furious Denyer and his wife, Chezzi, slammed the magazine for publishing ‘crap’ after the cover story alleged he’d been ‘caught out’ in the pictures.

Never sober: Grant Denyer's rep has denied he has ever quit alcohol for good despite admitting to struggling in the past (pictured with a mojito above)

Never sober: Grant Denyer’s rep has denied he has ever quit alcohol for good despite admitting to struggling in the past (pictured with a mojito above)

Denyer’s manager has confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that his client was not a teetotaler and still enjoyed the occasional drink – including that day on the DWTS cast party.

‘Grant consumed a prosecco, a half prosecco and half soda water plus a half strength mojito over the 5.5 hour period on the water,’ his manager confirmed.

‘He isn’t sober. And has never said that he is sober.’

Denyer famously confessed to struggling with alcohol during his appearance on Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2020 – saying he hoped to get off the grog ‘for good’.

This picture of Denyer, 44, and his co-star, Lily Cornish, 22, was a controversial choice on New Idea's cover (above)

This picture of Denyer, 44, and his co-star, Lily Cornish, 22, was a controversial choice on New Idea’s cover (above)

‘Grant spoke about not liking his relationship with alcohol on I’m A Celebrity as he felt he drank more than he liked when feeling anxious, but this year he’s developed a more health-conscious focus and his exceptional performance on Dancing with the stars really showcases that.

Seven most famous weatherman was joined on the cruise by Angie Kent, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Rob Mills – all of whom were snapped downing champagne, cocktails and espresso martinis.

Denyer’s manager also confirmed he and wife Chezzi are considering taking legal action over New Idea’s front-page – which was pulled from the website soon after publication.

‘We’re going through some legal channels at the moment and once that has been handled we might be able to speak more about the matter,’ Denyer’s rep said.

The print edition, however, remained on sale for several more days.

DENIED: Denyer took to Instagram to shoot down the New Idea claims

DENIED: Denyer took to Instagram to shoot down the New Idea claims

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This post first appeared on Daily mail

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