Denise Drysdale began her career at GTV 9 when she was ten years old, during the Tarax Happy Show. She has worked in and around television since then.
in the 1960's, Denise appeared regularly on Graham Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight as a go-go dancer and singer. Denise also performed many comedy sketches on the popular late night show.
In the 1970's Denise worked on The Ernie Sigley Show and won the TV Week Logie for Most Popular Female personality on Australian TV...which was the first time a woman had won the coveted Gold Logie.
As well as appearing on The Ernie Sigley Show twice weekly throughout 1975, Denise also appeared on Celebrity Squares, Young Talent Time, Countdown, Norman Gunston Show, Division Four, Homicide And Bellbird.
Denise spent two years in Sydney doing "Weekend Magazine" in 1983 and "Beauty and the Beast".
In 1989 Denise teamed up once more with long time friend Ernie Sigley to host "In Melbourne Today" for the Nine Network, and in 1991 began a Sydney version of the show - "In Sydney Today", and in 1993 premiered "ERNIE and DENISE" in Queensland so their morning show was seen right along the East Coast of Australia.
The duo set the standard for morning television a blend of bright and lively chat, music, news and products, providing a variety of information about people, events, issues and developments. The shows regulars included Dermott Brereton, Denis Walter and music man Peter Sullivan.
“Ernie and Denise” continued as a top-rating program until the mid 90’s.
From 1998 to 2001 Denise had her own afternoon/morning program on the Channel Seven Network, “Denise” emulating the successful Ernie & Denise format.
Denise has also appeared occasionally back on stage – for example in 1994 Denise returned to the stage (after a long absence) to perform in the production of "Hello Dolly" as Ernestine. She also continues to work as a popular performer on the Clubs circuit.
In 2005 Denise was selected as one of the 50 most significant people on TV in the last 50 years by Channel 9.
Past clients include: Telstra, National Freight Awards, National Tourism Awards, MCVB and many more…
“Excellent. As always Denise is a professional. She relates to the crowd and is able to cope with all the variances associated with a live event.. Fantastic.”
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“Denise Drysdale is the ultimate professional. She held court and rode all the waves… made my job very easy.”