He has called in sick numerous times over recent months, which is believed to have caused tension on set. Weekend Sunrise weather presenter James Tobin has often been called upon to fill in at the last minute.
Denyer, 34, also hosts Australia’s Got Talent, which takes up a lot of his time. “People think he’s a nice guy and he’s friendly, but people who work closely with him find him difficult,” one source claims. “He’s not very flexible.”
Others say Denyer’s wife, Cheryl, who manages his career, can be difficult to work with. Last November, Denyer hinted he was looking to quit breakfast TV, describing Sunrise as a “life-sucking experience” in an interview.
“You get to see some of the great places of the country, (but) it is at breakneck speed and it can’t be sustained. There has to be some normality pretty soon.
“I am certainly not going to sacrifice my lifestyle just for a breakfast television show; it’s not worth it,” he said.
Source The Sunday Telegraph.