HAIRY Biker Dave Myers has wished his fans a merry Christmas all the way from the Netherlands.
The TV chef, born in Barrow, is away visiting the Christmas Market in Maastricht.
Speaking from the Christmas Market to his fans, Dave said: “Merry Christmas from Maastricht Christmas Market, it’s Dave from the Bikers.
“A quick reminder, Hairy Bikers’ Christmas Special is on BBC2, I think about 8pm, on December 20.
“Watch it and get into the Christmas spirit proper.
Hairy Biker co-star and Dave’s best friend Si King also wished fans a merry Christmas. He said: “Merry Christmas everybody.
“Have a lovely Christmas from all of us here, lots of love to everybody.”
The Christmas special of the Hairy Bikers Go North is from a venture to the North of England last year with their eyes set on creating a ‘Northern festive feast’ for their families.
The show sees Dave and Si hatch a plan over a bacon butty and cup of tea at one of their favourite haunts, the Hartside Café in Cumbria.
The pair travel around the north to be inspired by the ‘best food artisans and producers around’ and then create a Christmas dinner using the ingredients they have found.
The show was filmed before Dave’s shock health diagnosis which forced him to withdraw from a number of public appearances this year, with Si attending festivals on his own.
Earlier this year, Dave confirmed he had been diagnosed with cancer and that he was undergoing chemotherapy, choosing not to disclose the form.
An appearance on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen earlier in December marked Dave’s first appearance on TV since his diagnosis, with Si describing the occasion as ‘joyous, absolutely joyous’ on the Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles podcast.
Dave said: “It was my first outing you know. I’m feeling better, my hair is coming back and to be there with Kingy was truly special.”
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