Hairy Bikers star Si King has offered an update on his co-star and friend Dave Myers after he shared his cancer diagnosis. The celebrity chef, who found fame as part of the cooking duo, revealed he has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy last week.
Speaking on the pair’s Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles podcast, Dave spoke openly about his diagnosis for the first time, saying he doesn’t want to ‘hide under a rock’ but will be away from work and asked fans to ‘respect his privacy’ as he undergoes treatment.
“But look, the prognosis is OK, I’m going to be fine,” he added. “I’ve just got to tuck in, look after myself, eat sensibly and get over this mess, flog books, and be a happy person so, within that, that’s where I am. I may be a baldy biker for a while so it’s just a warning, I don’t want to make a fuss about it, I look all right bald actually.”
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Appearing solo on This Morning on Wednesday (May 11), Si was asked by host Phillip Schofield how Dave was doing. “He’s doing okay,” he told the presenter and his co-host Rochelle Humes. “He’s doing okay, he remains really positive and pretty focused on his treatment. He’s typically Dave, he’s as tough as an old boot. He’s doing grand, thank you for asking.”
He also shared how it felt doing the segment without his fellow Hairy Biker, telling the hosts: “It’s a bit odd without my mate, I have to say but no, it’s good.”
This Morning viewers were also feeling Dave’s absence as they watched Si whip up a chicken and spinach curry. @SuzeTwelve tweeted: “So strange to see Si doing the cooking on #ThisMorning without Dave . Hope Dave’s doing ok #TheHairyBikers.”
“Si king. Bless him. #ThisMorning,” @Hyther12 commented. @Queen_Vix88 added: “Hope Dave gets well soon #ThisMorning.”
Dave, who didn’t share what type of cancer had had been diagnosed with, has previously spoken about health struggles, including discovering he had glaucoma – an eye condition that can lead to blindness. In 2018 her revealed he had originally dismissed the condition as a bad hangover.
Si has also spoken openly about suffering from a brain aneurysm in 2014, which he later said he was only able to survive due to considerable weight loss.