Hairy Bikers win food award for fifth time just months after death of much-loved Dave Myers

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Si King and Dave Myers at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in 2014 -Credit:PA Archive/PA Images

The Hairy Bikers have clinched a food and drink award for the fifth time, just months after the passing of Dave Myers.

TV host Myers, who formed one half of the motorbike-riding pair with Si King, succumbed to cancer in February at 66 years old. On Thursday, the duo were honoured with the personality award at the Fortnum And Mason's Food And Drink Awards for the third consecutive year.

In total, they have bagged the award five times in 2014, 2017, 2022, 2023 and 2024. In March, Si King revealed in an Instagram post that his friend and co-star had been "chuffed" at the nomination, and added that Myers was "so proud" of the award as it was voted for by the public.

This year, the annual awards were held at the Royal Exchange in London, hosted by TV chefs Andi Oliver and Angela Hartnett. The Hairy Bikers triumphed over competition from TV cooks and personalities including James Martin, Big Zuu, Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge and Dame Mary Berry.

Other victors included Rick Stein, who was bestowed with Fortnum And Mason's special award for his 50-year career as a chef, restaurateur, and food broadcaster, and George Egg, also known as the Snack Hacker, who won content creator of the year. Each winner was presented with a trophy designed by architects Mamou-Mani and a Fortnum's hamper.

Throughout their illustrious career, the motorcycle-loving pair have released over 25 cookbooks and hosted a variety of shows including The Hairy Bikers Ride Again, The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour Of Britain, The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best, The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off and Hairy Bikers' Best of British. The duo were most recently spotted in the BBC Two series The Hairy Bikers Go West, which was broadcasted in February and March.