Mel Greig

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Mel Greig
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Greig in 2012
Born (1982-09-19) 19 September 1982 (age 36)
OccupationRadio and television personality

Mel Greig (born 19 September 1982) is an Australian radio and television personality.


In 2011, she competed on the first season of The Amazing Race Australia with her sister Alana.[1] In 2012, Greig began co-hosting the Hot30 Countdown show on 2Day FM with Matty Acton, who was later replaced by Mike Christian.[2]

Royal prank[edit]

In December 2012, a prank call to a hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was staying was broadcast on the show. One of the nurses who answered the call, Jacintha Saldanha, later committed suicide. The show was then cancelled on 12 December.[3]

Post radio show[edit]

In 2015, Greig was a contestant on the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.[4] She was fired after Task 8. In January 2016, Greig began co-hosting the 96.5 Wave FM breakfast show, The Hot Breakfast, with Travis Winks.[5] She had taken a three-year hiatus following the royal prank call incident.[6]

Greig left Wave FM to move back to Sydney in 2018, citing personal reasons.

Greig writes an online dating column for Yahoo7 Be and has contributed articles to Mamamia, an Australian women's website.[7][8]

Greig has endometriosis and is an ambassador for the non-profit organisation Endometriosis Australia.[9]


  1. ^ Leo, Jessica (24 May 2011). "Tale of two amazing sisters". The Advertiser. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Mel's got stars in her eyesight". The Advertiser. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ Quinn, Karl (12 December 2012). "Radio prank network to donate profits to memorial fund". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ McMahon, Neil (17 September 2015). "Celebrity Apprentice Australia gives Mel Greig a chance to forge a second act". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ Galvin, Nick (27 January 2016). "Mel Greig on 96.5 Wave FM three years after royal prank". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  6. ^ Savage, Desirée (19 December 2015). "Former 2Day FM host Mel Greig gets her first radio gig in three years at Wollongong's Wave FM". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Mel Greig". Yahoo7. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Mel Greig". Mamamia. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. ^ Wachsmuth, Lisa (11 June 2016). "Mel Greig opens up on her battle with endometriosis". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2017.

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