Hairy Bikers' Si King shares update on Strictly's Dave Myers' cancer treatment

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Celebrity chef and Hairy Bikers star Si King has shared an update on Strictly Come Dancing's Dave Myers' cancer treatment.

While presenting a demonstration at the Bolton Food and Drink festival, the chef thanked everyone in attendance for their support and reassured people that, while Myers is not out of the woods yet, he is "getting there."

"I just wanted to say, from Dave and I, thank you so so very much for all of the goodwill and support, all the messages really do not go unnoticed," he said.

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"He's doing canny but as you appreciate he's right in the trenches of it all at the minute but he's getting there, thank God," he added.

Dave Myers announced back in May that he has cancer on his podcast that he co-hosts with King, saying at the time that he's going to be OK.

"Anyway Kingy, I've got to come clean now, I haven't been too well recently and basically, I've got to have some chemo, you know all this anyway, so this year is going to be a bit quiet for me," he said of his diagnosis.

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"I'm not going to be filming, some of the festivals I'm not going to be able to go to, some may be OK, but this year's a bit of a write-off for us.”

He also asked fans to respect his privacy during this time.

"I have had to speak up about this because I don't want to hide under a rock, but I would love it if people respected my privacy and just let me get on with it and give Si and our team all the support they need. That would be great," he said.

"But look, the prognosis is OK, I'm going to be fine," he added.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.

If you would like more information or support about living with cancer or treatment, please click here for guidance from Macmillan Cancer Support, or click here to learn more from Stand Up to Cancer.

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