Dave Myers’ last Hairy Bikers series deemed ‘wonderful legacy’ as fans touched by ‘emotional rollercoaster’

Dave Myers’ last Hairy Bikers series deemed ‘wonderful legacy’ as fans touched by ‘emotional rollercoaster’

WATCH HERE: Dave Myers and Si King talk in Hairy Bikers Go West

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 12/03/2024

- 20:45

Updated: 20/03/2024

- 14:50

The 66-year-old died at the end of February following a battle with cancer

Dave Myers’ penultimate episode of The Hairy Bikers Go West aired earlier tonight, with an extra layer of poignancy added following his death last month.

Myers died at the end of February at 66 following a battle with cancer and fans were devastated by the news.

The cooking duo’s final series has been broadcasting on BBC Two, and fans admitted they felt they’d been on “an emotional rollercoaster” for the last few shows.

Tonight's instalment saw Myers and close friend and co-star Si King exploring the region around the River Severn. They visited a street food stall known which brings a Mexican fusion menu to Newport.

Later at Netherend Farm in Gloucestershire, the beloved chefs were introduced to a newly-developed product, nutty clarified butter Ghee.

Viewers confessed they found the episode “strange” to watch in light of Myers’ death, with several taking to social media to express their sadness.

Dave Myers

Fans described the series as an 'emotional rollercoaster'


One wrote: “A couple weeks on and i'm still sad over the passing of Dave. Hope you're riding your bike in Heaven Dave and having a feast up there. #thehairybikers #thehairybikersgowest.”

“I’ve just put the telly on… The Hairy Bikers are on.. And just watching Dave, knowing that he’s gone, even though we don’t know him, & its the circle of life, it’s very sad, really makes you think #livelife #Hairybikers,” another wrote.

“Lovely guy, always looked amazed at the wee things in life, I liked that... kinda boyish charm... rip,” one fan responded.

Another penned: “Watching the Hairy Bikers on telly. Seeing Dave Myers riding around the west of the country, living his life to the upmost, with his best friend. It’s sad that he’s gone, but this show celebrates the joy of living. That’s a wonderful legacy.”

Dave Myers and Si King

The Hairy Bikers were in Bristol for their final episode of The Hairy Bikers go West


“Hairy Bikers Go West has turned into a bit of an emotional rollercoaster,” someone else admitted.

Another social media user shared: “Watching #HairyBikers is quite strange knowing Dave is no longer with us, such a character who will be very much missed.”

One account, ANNA Cake Couture, reflected on being on the episode and posted: “We were extremely honoured to have met Dave Myers who was an inspiration and wonderful person; we look forward to celebrating his life tonight when we will be featured on The Hairy Bikers Go West.”

The presenter's death was announced at the end of February by King. Taking to Hairy Bikers’ X account, he heartbreakingly wrote: "Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news.

Dave Myers and Si King

The final series has been broadcast again since Dave's death


"Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years.

"Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home.

"All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

"Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime."

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