Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers gives update as he 'learns to live with cancer'
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People are flooding to social media in support of Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers after the chef opened up about living with cancer.
**Warning: Contains discussion about cancer and cancer treatment.**
Myers appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, 4 January to talk about the latest series of the Hairy Bikers - a cooking programme he runs alongside fellow British chef Si King.
Last year, the 65-year-old was diagnosed with cancer and he's since opened up about how the diagnosis has impacted his life, filming the Hairy Bikers and how, ultimately, he's 'learn[ing] to live with' the condition.
Myers has been receiving treatment for his cancer since April, 2022.
He explained: "[The treatment] is still ongoing but I'm kinda doing all right, it's like many people, it's something one learns to live with.
"It is still ongoing but I am kind of doing alright and you know, it’s like many people, it is something that one learns to live with. But I’m delighted my hair... it’s thicker hair than before I had the chemo."
Thankfully, Myers notes the upcoming Hairy Bikers series was filmed prior to his diagnosis and so he reflects on the filming as being 'joyous'.
Fans of the motorcycling chef duo have flooded to social media in support of Myers, many praising his bravery at speaking so honestly about living with cancer.
One Twitter user said: "Who else loved seeing Dave Myers on @BBCBreakfast?"
"Wonderful Dave Myers on BBC just now. He looks fantastically well long may it continue," another wrote.
A third commented: "So good to see Dave Myers on Breakfast today. Wishing him well for his continued treatment. Really looking forward to the new series, too, starting in just over half an hour! Love the @HairyBikers!"
Myers teased fans to expect an 'interesting' series out of The Hairy Bikers: Go Local - which first aired on 3 January, 2023, at 8:00pm.
The official synopsis reads: "The Hairy Bikers set out on a mission to bring together the best local restaurants with the most innovative local suppliers. In the process, they travel around Britain's regions and visit restaurants that are desperate to source local ingredients for new menus and dishes. To help these restaurants and their owners, the duo delve into the local region, discover suppliers of a wide range of different ingredients, and then attempt to negotiate deals that will deliver the very best local produce for a fair price."
Myers adds: "It was an idea that came together that a lot of chefs don't know what's on their own doorstep. If you've got amazing suppliers that are there on your doorstep, then maybe they don't know about it.
"So it's a bit like speed dating, there's Michelin-star chefs, people who run pubs, and I would say 80 percent of the time, they don't know."
Myers added he 'might get back to filming' this year and hopes 2023 will bring 'more work' and 'sitting on [BBC Breakfast's] sofa' but noted filming will have to 'fit in' with his treatment.
You can catch up with The Hairy Bikers: Go Local on BBC iPlayer.
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week
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