Si King pays tribute to 'tough' Hairy Bikers pal Dave Myers

As Hairy Biker Dave Myers battles cancer, Si King makes frank admission about future

Dave is currently receiving treatment for cancer

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Hairy Biker Si King vowed to never make a Hairy Bikers show without his co-star Dave Myers after the popular chef was diagnosed with cancer.

Si, 55, said there is “no Hairy Bikers without Dave” following his best pal’s cancer diagnosis.

Dave is currently undergoing treatment for the disease and lost his iconic hair, which is happily now growing back.

Si King pays tribute to 'tough' Hairy Bikers pal Dave Myers
Si King has ruled out making any more episodes of The Hairy Bikers without Dave Myers (Credit:

In a show of support, Si ruled out filming their cooking show until his friend is well enough to join him on set again.

There’s no Hairy Bikers without Dave.

Speaking to the Daily Mail in May 2022, Si said: “There’s no [Punch & Judy] show without Punch and there’s no Hairy Bikers without Dave.”

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Paying tribute to his best pal, he added: “We’ve always been joined at the hip, so it’s very odd for me and it’s very odd for Dave.

“We’ll get through it – he’s as tough as an old boot.”

Si King pays tribute to 'tough' Hairy Bikers pal Dave Myers
The Hairy Bikers found fame in 2006 and have had huge success with their cooking shows (Credit: BBC)

Hairy Biker Dave Myers on his cancer battle

Dave revealed last year that he has been diagnosed with cancer. He has not specified exactly what type.

He shared his health issues on his and Si’s Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles podcast.

David, 64, said to his friend and co-star: “Anyway Kingy, I’ve got to come clean now, I haven’t been too well recently and, basically, I’ve got to have some chemo.”

Si King pays tribute to 'tough' Hairy Bikers pal Dave Myers
Dave joined Si on an open top bus for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant (Credit:

He added: “You know all this anyway, so this year is going to be a bit quiet for me.

“I’m not going to be filming, some of the festivals I’m not going to be able to go to, some may be okay but this year’s a bit of a write-off for us.”

He added: “I have had to speak up about this because I don’t want to hide under a rock, but I would love it if people respected my privacy and just let me get on with it and give Si and our team all the support they need.

“That would be great.

“But look, the prognosis is okay. I’m going to be fine.”

Si King pays tribute to 'tough' Hairy Bikers pal Dave Myers
Dave’s cancer treatment caused him to lose his hair (Credit: Instagram)

‘The baldy biker’

Last summer, Dave was well enough to join Si on an open top bus at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London.

The duo travelled in style towards Buckingham Palace alongside a host of national treasures.

Dave covered his bald head with a hat for the occasion but he has embraced his temporary look.

He previously joked he should be called “the baldy biker for a while”.

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Dave’s wife Liliana Orzac has also compared him to Devil Wears Prada actor Stanley Tucci.

“As a great fan of Stanley Tucci, I’ve embraced that. I quite like it really,” he recently said on his and Si’s podcast.

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Natasha Rigler
Freelance Writer