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Entertainment 'It feels wrong and self-indulgent in these times': Grant Denyer calls for the Logie Awards to be CANCELLED because of the coronavirus pandemic

04:36  27 march  2020
04:36  27 march  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' It feels wrong and self - indulgent in these times ': Grant Denyer has called for this year's Logie Awards to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic . Pictured on July 1, 2018. ' It feels wrong and self - indulgent in these times for the industry to pat itself on the back,' he told the Herald Sun

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Grant Denyer holding a pair of people posing for the camera: 'It feels wrong and self-indulgent in these times': Grant Denyer has called for this year's Logie Awards to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured on July 1, 2018 © Provided by Daily Mail 'It feels wrong and self-indulgent in these times': Grant Denyer has called for this year's Logie Awards to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured on July 1, 2018 Grant Denyer has called for this year's Logie Awards to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ceremony is usually held on the Gold Coast in late June or early July, by which time COVID-19 will most likely still be a public health concern. 

The Dancing with the Stars host said that going ahead with the TV industry's night of nights would be 'self-indulgent' and unnecessary. 

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Family Feud star Grant Denyer has denied claims he made 'inappropriate' comments behind the scenes at the Logie Awards last Sunday. He then dedicated the award to his wife Cheryl and their two daughters, Sailor and Scout, and thanked Cheryl for sticking with him through the 'best and worst

'It feels wrong and self-indulgent in these times for the industry to pat itself on the back,' he told the Herald Sun on Wednesday.

'I hope they pause the event, either delay it in a major way, or put it off for a year. However, as Amanda Keller's campaign manager, I certainly want to see it return at some point.'

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This year's event is scheduled for June 28, and organisers are yet to make a formal announcement as to whether it will go ahead.

Grant, 42, famously took home the Gold Logie in 2018.

Grant Denyer wearing a suit and tie: Having his say: The Dancing with the Stars host said that going ahead with the TV industry's night of nights would be 'self-indulgent' and unnecessary © Provided by Daily Mail Having his say: The Dancing with the Stars host said that going ahead with the TV industry's night of nights would be 'self-indulgent' and unnecessary It comes after viewers blasted DWTS last week after the contestants ignored social distancing restrictions designed to limit the spread of coronavirus. 

While the program is no longer being filmed in front of a live audience, the show's format forces its competitors to physically interact with their dance partners.

'@DancingOn10, I didn't realise that being a celebrity was an antidote for the coronavirus,' one person tweeted. 

a man and a woman sitting at a table: Quality time: When father-of-two Grant is not in Melbourne hosting DWTS, he is practising social distancing with his family at their rural property outside of Bathurst, NSW © Provided by Daily Mail Quality time: When father-of-two Grant is not in Melbourne hosting DWTS, he is practising social distancing with his family at their rural property outside of Bathurst, NSW Channel 10 is now planning to wrap up the competition this Sunday, a week earlier than scheduled, as a safety measure for the cast and crew. 

When father-of-two Grant is not in Melbourne hosting DWTS, he is practising social distancing with his family at their rural property outside of Bathurst, NSW.

As of Friday morning, there are 2,996 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 13 deaths. 

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