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Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers leaves behind companies worth nearly £1.5 million

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers’ companies were worth nearly £1.5 million when he died aged 66, account statements have shown.

The TV chef, who found fame alongside his friend Si King as part of the motorcycle-riding cooking duo, died last Wednesday after being treated for cancer for the past couple of years.

He left behind his production company Sharpletter – which had assets worth more than £1.4 million, accounts filed on January 31 show.

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Dave Myers and his wife Liliana (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

That statement confirmed the TV personality co-owned the company with his wife Liliana.

Another firm which he established with his co-star King – Hairy Bikers Television – is worth nearly £100,000, documents filed to Companies House in December show.

Born in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, Myers previously worked as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics.

In 1995, he met his long-time co-presenter King on the set of a TV drama, and they went on to build a friendship and successful career together.

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Si King and Dave Myers (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Their first series, The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook, was launched on the BBC in 2006 and saw them ride across countries including Portugal, Romania and Namibia, tasting the local cuisine and experimenting with making it themselves.

Across their career they published more than 30 cookbooks together.

Myers first announced he was receiving treatment for cancer in May 2022, but did not specify what type he had been diagnosed with.

Myers was married to Liliana, whom he met while filming Hairy Bikers in Romania, and was a stepfather to her two children, Iza and Sergiu, from a previous relationship.