Monday, June 17, 2024

Hairy Bikers’ Si King makes huge career announcement as fans want to ‘hug him’

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Hairy Bikers star Si King is getting set for his first solo project following the death of Dave Myers. The pair presented cookery shows together for twenty years as The Hairy Bikers and were friends since the 90s.

Now Si is striking out on his own and will be appearing at the BBC  Good Food Show Summer this coming weekend. He announced the news to the Hairy Bikers 394,000 Instagram followers.

In a simple video which saw him standing outdoors and talking to camera, he gave all the details of the event, which is taking place in NEC Birmingham. “I just want to let you know that the Good Food Summer Show is here and guess what – I’m on.

“On Sunday 16 June I’m gonna be cooking live on and in the big kitchen,” he said excitedly. “It’s a brilliant day out with plenty of producers so you can go shopping and loads to choose from.

“Loads of summer cooking information which is why I’m here. Oh and plus you get entry to the BBC Gardner’s Live show as well so there’s literally something for everybody. I’ll see you there. I’m really looking forward to it. Come and see us – we’ll have a laugh,” he concluded.

Fans were delighted to learn he was carrying on cooking and took to the comments to share their emotions.

@debs4141 wrote: “Yey!!! You’ve got this Si! So great to see you smiling, as always!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Be prepared, as everyone will want to give you a huge hug. You truly are a fabulous inspirational chef.”

@lifeinprogress_81 told him: “Everyone will be just wanting to come and give you a hug.” @julespatricia69 opined: “Dave would be so proud of you, I’m glad your not giving up, you need to keep going and keep Dave’s memory alive, big hug.”

@brocbee chimed in: “Eee Si you are so canny, you’re such a lovely man…..I feel you are doing all this for the lovely Dave.” @gg41r enthused: “I for one, is DELIGHTED to see Si plodding on. I feared he might fade into the background, after he lost his sidekick. Im so glad we still get to enjoy Si’s bants.”(sic)

Meanwhile @smillieauk said: “We are so looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. my sister and I have seen you and Dave a few times and always loved your shows. We wanted to show our support of you and celebrate Dave x.”

The massive event named “Dave Day” culminated in Dave’s coastal hometown of Barrow-in-Furness. The town was abuzz with locals who took to the streets in a warm welcome.

Barrow’s town hall played host to a festive celebration, complete with local stalls and street entertainment, all while contributing to charitable causes like NSPCC Childline and The Institute of Cancer Research.

Dave died in February aged 66 just under two years after he went public with his cancer diagnosis on the Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles podcast.

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