Known for her wicked and quick sense of humour, two-time TV Week Gold Logie winner and Australian entertainment icon Denise Drysdale has been entertaining audiences for over five decades. Denise currently co-hosts Network Ten's morning program Studio 10 alongside Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand and Ita Buttrose, and records a new weekly podcast with Jessica Rowe called ‘One Fat Lady & One Thin Lady.’
Denise's other television credits include The Circle, Spicks and Specks, Please Like Me, The Norman Gunston Show, Celebrity Squares, Young Talent Time, Countdown, Division Four, The Ernie Sigley Show, Homicide and Bellbird. As an actress, Denise has appeared in a number of movies including The Last of the Knucklemen, Snap Shot and Blowing Hot and Cold. Denise has also starred on stage in Salad Days, Grease, The Barry Crocker Show, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hello Dolly.
Originally from Victoria, Denise was employed as Melbourne's first television go-go dancer at the age of just 17. Her popularity led to the Australian Government inviting her to perform for troops in Vietnam in 1967. Denise is still actively involved with the Vietnam Veterans Association.In 1974 Denise became Ernie Sigley's barrel girl on The Ernie Sigley Show, where she was affectionately named Ding Dong.
In 1975 and 1976 Denise won the TV Week Gold Logie Award for the Most Popular Female Personality on Australian television. She also won the TV Week Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Female Personality in both of those years. In 2018 Denise was included in a special collection of stamps by Australia Post honouring the legends of Australian TV. Other included in the special stamp collection were Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Ray Martin, Molly Meldrum and Daryl Sommers.