Denyer quit Sunrise last month but has plenty of hosting experience in light entertainment thanks to Australia’s Got Talent.
The show, based on a French format called Vendredi Tout est Permis Avec Arthur, sees teams of personalities competing in parlour games, culminating in a scene with a set built on a steep angle.
TV Tonight understands the show is being filmed with a 7:30 timeslot in mind and not as a possible replacement for Deal or No Deal.
Channel Seven today announced Grant Denyer as the host of SlideShow, a riotous new entertainment program to be produced by Shine Australia.
SlideShow will feature acclaimed comedians Cal Wilson and Toby Truslove as fearless team captains who are joined each week by some of Australia’s biggest and funniest stars.
Two teams of guests including actors, comedians and sporting personalities will perform a series of improvised challenges – from songs and dances to mimes and sketches – before a large studio audience in a concert-like atmosphere.
Fronted by former Sunrise star Grant Denyer, SlideShow promises to be unpredictable, loud and loads of fun.
“What does a bloke do when he’s done almost everything there is to do as Sunrise weathergirl? SlideShow!” Grant Denyer said. “This is such an exciting new concept. We’re not changing lives or giving away big cash prizes. It’s pure entertainment. And I love that. It’s going to be unpredictably hilarious. I can’t wait.”
Seven’s Network Director of Production, Brad Lyons, said: “This is a big, boisterous show and the whole family will be able to sit down together and have a laugh. And we’re thrilled Grant is hosting. He’s great fun, he’s smart and he has tons of energy. He’s the perfect fit.”
Based on a successful new format from France, SlideShow begins production in May, and will air on Channel Seven later in 2013.
Mark Fennessy, CEO, Shine Australia, said: “SlideShow is, simply, the most fun show on TV. It’s big, brassy, totally laugh-out-loud with a fresh and hilarious new twist on performance-based comedy. Exactly what we all need in this election year.”