Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers gives an update on chemotherapy treatment after cancer diagnosis

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18 Jul 2022, 13:59

Dave Myers and Si King

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Dave Myers, one half of cooking duo Hairy Bikers, has updated fans about his current cancer treatment. 

The telly chef first announced his diagnosis in May alongside friend and HB partner Si King on their Agony Uncles podcast, telling listeners: “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.”

Dave and Si appeared on Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast, and the former Strictly alum revealed how his treatment is going, and how he’s finding the side effects. 

The star told Kate: "About three months ago my life took a bizarre turn. As usual, I went to the doctors complaining of certain bits and bops.

"Then next thing I know I get a phone call to say that it is a tumour and I'm going to have to have chemotherapy. Fortunately, the chemo is working. But it's the effect that the chemotherapy has on you.”

Dave also shared that he wouldn't wish his cancer journey “on my worst enemy”, and has been trying to get back two of the things he loves the most - his appetite and sense of taste.

He added: “Trying to get my appetite back. Garlic - I can't eat it. Onions, I can't. Smells are really acute. It's all gone belly-up."

On the strange cravings he’s been having since the start of his chemo treatment, David explained: “I've had a craving for cottage pie and Vimto! Last time I had Vimto was when I was eight.”

During his cancer announcement earlier this year, the food expert admitted he wasn’t going to be able to film in 2022, with most of the year being considered “a write off.”

He said at the time: “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."

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."