Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers dies aged 66


Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died at the age of 66, less than two years after revealing his cancer diagnosis.

Myers, who formed one half of the motorcycle-riding cooking duo with co-presenter Si King, made the announcement on the Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles podcast in May 2022, but did not specify what type of cancer he was suffering from.

In interviews in 2023, he said there were times during his chemotherapy treatment when he had been too ill to walk and unable to ride his motorcycle due to being unsteady.

However, the TV chef returned to filming towards the end of the year and has been seen on screens travelling from Scotland to Devon in the latest BBC Two series, Hairy Bikers Go West, since the beginning of February.

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Dave Myers 'Hairy Biker', Brighton Beach, Sussex, Britain - 18 Feb 2009
Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers

18 Feb 2009
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Ahead of the programme airing, King praised his “remarkable” co-star, saying: “It’s a series that we will always remember – not that we won’t remember others.

“We are very privileged to do what we do and I think this one was particularly special in general because of Dave’s health and his sheer and utter determination and love for what he does.

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Hampton Court Flower Show, London, UK - 03 Jul 2017
Dave Myers, Si King, Hairy Bikers

3 Jul 2017
The pair in 2017. Pic: Alan Davidson/Shutterstock

“Especially to continue to do it while he was having treatment took remarkable courage and energy – and adds to why Dave and I will not forget it.”

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