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Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers makes sad admission in health update after cancer diagnosis

Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers makes sad admission in health update after cancer diagnosis

The TV chef shared an emotional update on his health following his cancer battle.

There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers made a heartbreaking admission about his cancer diagnosis.

The TV chef, 66, gave fans an update on his health during the latest episode of Hairy Bikers: Coming Home For Christmas, which aired on BBC Two last night (19 December). Take a look here:

Alongside his other Hairy Bikers half, Si King, Dave enjoyed some festive traditions, a slap up Christmas meal and discussed how his cancer battle has changed his life.

The Barrow-in-Furness-born presenter has not publicly disclosed the details of his illness, but gave fans an insight into the toll it has taken on him since he started receiving treatment in April last year.

During the episode, Dave explained: "I didn't want to eat. I would fall over quite a lot. By the second lot of chemo my hair came out really quite radically. Your hair, eyelashes, everything just goes.

"I've never gone on about what sort of cancer I've got because I feel like that's my business. 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."

Dave Myers gave fans an insight into his cancer treatment on the Hairy Bikers Christmas special.
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The culinary whizz said he received the dreaded news while driving on the motorway in France and he was left in 'disbelief', adding: "It's the word, isn't it, the word that everybody fears.'

Dave spoke of his joy at getting back on his bike and road tripping with his close pal and colleague Si after undergoing his 37th round of chemotherapy, leaving viewers in floods of tears.

He beamed: "My legs are going, the grin, I feel like a hysterical teenager again. I'm going to phone Kingy. It means we can get back on the road together again."

Si, 57, said emotionally: "I knew I'd got my man back. It was like a miracle had happened, because it was something we thought he'd never do again. But he does it. I was jumping for joy, not for any other reason, but to see my best mate doing what he does."

The pair later sat down with their nearest and dearest who had helped Dave during his health struggles for an epic feast as a 'celebration of life, of Christmas, and of being together'.

The Hairy Bikers legend said he had feared he wouldn't make it to Christmas this year following his diagnosis.

He said: "I don’t go on about it too much, but with most Christmas specials you have to cook for somebody, but this was kind of like the Hairy Bikers best ever Christmas. Because it was the Christmas I never thought I’d be here for.

Hairy Bikers fans were left emotional watching the pair reunite.
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"I sincerely appreciate every ounce of affection, every bite of food and good friendship - it was magic.

"It has been one of the best days of my life. To sit there with [wife] Lil to look down at people, it's special you know? I want more now. I'll get back on it. I've still got something left in me!"

Si then put it best as he added: "This feast wasn't just about the food as amazing as it was, it's about seeing Dave with a smile on his face. The best Christmas present I could share with my best mate."

Fans of the Hairy Bikers took to social media to share their thoughts on the emotional episode.

One wrote: "Oh Wow. Just watched Hairy Bikers Christmas programme. Wonderful to see Dave back on his bike and enjoying life. I definitely had something in my eyes to make them water."

While another said: "Great Xmas special, got some dust in my eye. Stay well Dave. Have a great Christmas."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Celebrity, Cancer, Health, TV and Film, UK News