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29th Feb 2024

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers dies aged 66

Charlie Herbert

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Very sad news.

Celebrity chef Dave Myers has died at the age of 66, two years after revealing he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Myers was best known as one half of the Hairy Bikers alongside his best friend and fellow chef Si King.

The pair shot to fame after releasing their first cookery show together in 2004. Since then, they’ve become known for travelling around the UK and the world on their motorbikes, sampling and cooking food from across the globe.

Back in May 2022, Myers revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.

Myers had kept fans updated on his battle with cancer, and earlier this month, he returned to screens alongside King for their latest series, The Hairy Bikers Go West.

In the show, Myers had shared his joy at being able to get back on his bike again, saying it was a “dream come true.”

Along with his food shows, the cook also competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, making it to week seven in the series.

Si King and Dave Myers became household names as the Hairy Bikers

At the end of last year, the BBC aired Hairy Bikers: Coming Home for Christmas, a documentary which followed the story of Dave’s treatment and his desire to get back to cooking alongside Si.

The documentary included footage of Dave undergoing chemotherapy and physiotherapy as he learned to regain his strength.

He had never revealed the exact type of cancer he had been diagnosed with, and he explained in the show that this was because “I feel like that’s my business.”

He said: “I don’t want newspapers to run a lottery on how long I’ve got to live. That’s not what I want. I felt so guilty because of the effects it’s having on my wife Lil.”

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