Beloved Culinary Icon Dave Myers, of Hairy Bikers Fame, Passes Away at 66, Leaving Fans in Mourning for the Globetrotting Chef

The passing of Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers at the age of 66 has left fans reminiscing about the cherished moments he shared on-screen. From globetrotting culinary adventures to his memorable stint on Strictly Come Dancing, Myers left an indelible mark on the hearts of viewers. As we look back at some of his notable moments, the legacy of this beloved personality continues to resonate.


Culinary Odyssey on Route 66: A Cannabis-Infused Culmination

In 2019, Myers and his Hairy Bikers counterpart, Si King, embarked on a gastronomic journey along the iconic Route 66. The duo showcased their culinary prowess, crafting delectable recipes at each stop. The pinnacle of their adventure was a three-course marijuana-infused meal in Los Angeles, an experience that left them in fits of laughter. From CBD-packed spring rolls to cannabis-infused lemonade, Myers embraced the vibrant flavors, with a dessert of candied Crème brûlée being the duo’s favorite indulgence.


Like a Bat Out Of Hell: The Hairy Bikers Rock Out for Charity

In 2010, Myers and King took a creative turn, performing Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” for the BBC’s Children In Need special. This unique rendition showcased their versatility, transitioning from chopping vegetables in a kitchen to a full-fledged stage performance. The YouTube video of this memorable act continues to serve as a celebration of their camaraderie, leaving fans grateful for the duo’s laughter and meals.


Moves Like Jagger: Myers on Strictly Come Dancing

Myers graced the dance floor in the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Karen Hauer. His spirited performances, including an energetic cha-cha set to Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” showcased a different side of the Hairy Biker. Despite not being a natural dancer, Myers earned praise for his entertaining routines, even if the judges were sometimes stingy with their scores.


More Love for Meat Loaf: Paso Doble and Mixed Reviews

Another noteworthy Strictly moment featured Myers dancing a paso doble to Meat Loaf’s “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” While the performance earned mixed reviews and modest scores from the judges, Myers continued to captivate audiences with his enthusiasm. The journey included dances to songs like “Take It To The Limit” and “Monster Mash,” sparking both admiration and controversy among fans.


Collapsed Pudding and Kitchen Laughter: Saturday Kitchen Shenanigans

During a lighthearted episode of Saturday Kitchen in July 2017, Myers and King encountered a culinary mishap as they struggled to extract a collapsed fruit pudding from its dish. Amid laughter, Myers humorously compared the situation to his wife taking off Spanx. The duo attempted to salvage the dessert by adorning it with berries and herbs, turning a kitchen mishap into a moment of shared amusement.


Bank Trap Confession: Myers’ Hilarious Ordeal on Would I Lie To You?

In a 2013 episode of the BBC comedy panel show Would I Lie To You?, Myers revealed a humorous yet perplexing incident from his past. At the age of 22, he found himself trapped in a merchant bank from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day due to a lack of relief and the absence of keys. This unexpected adventure served as a comedic anecdote in the multifaceted career of the Hairy Biker.


Tear-Jerking Update: Myers’ Cancer Journey and Christmas Special

In a poignant moment during The Hairy Bikers: Coming Home for Christmas last December, Myers emotionally shared an update on his cancer treatment. Expressing gratitude to his caregivers, he acknowledged the nurses’ contributions to the Bikers’ new cookbook, Ultimate Comfort Food. Despite the challenges of chemotherapy, Myers raised a glass to health heroes, reflecting on a Christmas he never thought he’d live to enjoy.


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