ITV This Morning fans support The Hairy Bikers as they return amid cancer battle

The Hairy Bikers were inundated with support when they returned to ITV's This Morning.

Bearded biker chefs Dave Myers and his pal Si King appeared in the studio on Thursday (October 26) to whip up a spicy chili beef crumble. And fans were thrilled to see the pair doing what they do best during Dave's recovery from cancer.

Dave, 64, went public with his cancer diagnosis back in My 2022. This summer, he explained he'd undergone 30 bouts of chemotherapy over the last year, and he's still undergoing treatment during his recovery.

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Host Alison Hammond described them as her "favourite bearded boys," as she welcomed them to the show with co-host Dermot O'Leary. They discussed their new cooking book, Ultimate Comfort Food, inspired by people who nursed Dave back to health when he was receiving cancer treatment.

Fans flocked to X, formerly Twitter, during the show to share supportive messaged to Dave, who was nursing an impressive beard. One wrote: "Glad to see Dave doing well after the cancer diagnosis."

Another said: "Nice to see Dave again." A third said: "I glad that Dave Myers is on the mend."

A fourth added: "Absolutely love the bikers, hope Si had a lovely birthday Dave’s looking great."

Dave recently updated fans after learning to ride his bike again, having been left unable to walk due to the chemotherapy. He said: "It’s been hard but I’m not the only one and I’m getting through it and I’m back at work. I’ve had to learn to walk again and ride my bike again, and to get on my bike again with Kingy in the sunshine brought tears to both our eyes."

He previously told The Times: "I’m doing all right. It’s a work in progress. We’ve had some hard years but this one’s been… I’ve had 30 lots of chemo, spread over three weeks and then a week off. It’s going the right way.” He added that his doctors think they can turn the last bit of cancer “off with radiotherapy”.

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He added: "So that’s five sessions every other week and then I go film in Scotland for two weeks, then go back on chemo, but that’ll be twice a month.”

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