GRANT­LEY TURNS TO BARK SIDE

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - / COLIN VICK­ERY

Gy­ton Grant­leyGr has gone soft. The ac­tor famed for his chill­ing por­trayal of gang­land fig­ure Carl Carl Will Wil­liams in Un­der­belly is busy bein be­ing a dot­ing dad and host­ing...wait­host­ing... for it, a dog show.

The 36-year-old,36 who wel­comed­wel­come son, Rocco 11 months ago with wife Alex Or­tuso, fronts Po Pooches at Play.

The C Chan­nel 10 se­ries ex­plores every­thing from ca­nine b be­havioural is­sues, train­ing tips, health ad­vice and pet-frien pet-friendly week­end es­capes., with exp ex­per­tise from an­i­mal wel­fare a ad­vo­cate Lara Shan­non and vet D Dr Melissa Mee­han.

“BondiBond Vet’s Dr Chris Brown has noth­ing­noth to be con­cerned about — he shouldn’t con­sider me a threatthr at all,” Grant­ley jokes. “I don’t pro­fess to come into this with any knowl­edge or ex­per­tise­ex­per­tis about dogs. I’m merely a dog loverlov sharing my pas­sion.”

Grant­ley’sGran dog Ge­orge, a three-and-a-half-year-oldthree-an labrador­labrado kelpie cross, is also part of thet team.

Fans of the ac­tor last saw him in fivef sea­sons of Nine’s House H Hus­bands as Kane Al­bert, a gay man help­ing to raise his niece Stella; with Gran­tle Grant­ley now fac­ing the per­ils of real-l real-life par­ent­ing: “it has been awa whole new world — a new exp ex­pe­ri­ence that I am ab­so­lut ab­so­lutely lov­ing.”

WATCH POOCHESP AT PLAY, TEN, SATUR­DAY,SATURD 2.30PM

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