Si King, 55, said he won’t be doing any shows without his fellow chef, Dave Myers, 64, because “there’s no Hairy Bikers without Dave”. Dave confirmed that he had developed cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy earlier this month.
Si stepped out with Dave’s wife, Liliana Orzac, to attend the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drinks Awards on Thursday night.
The Hairy Bikers won the Personality of the Year award, as voted by the public, but Dave was not present during his ongoing health issues.
During the event, Si shared that he was separate from his opponent.
He said: “There is no [Punch and Judy] show without Punch, and there’s no Hairy Bikers without Dave.
“We’ve always been joined at the hip, so it’s very strange to me and it’s very strange to Dave.”
Nevertheless, Si swore the pair “will get through it” because Dave is “tough as an old boot”.
Si opened up about what’s in store for him as Dave gets treatment and continued with the Daily Mail: “I have a 12 piece funk band [Little Moscow] which takes a lot of time.
“We are touring all year round and will extend our stay in Spain.”
In true Hairy Bikers style, Dave told a cheeky anecdote about a previous ski trip in Switzerland.
He chuckled: “I used to stay in a bunkhouse, so it was chic skiing, but it was cheap.
“And… er… I ended up with a German policewoman… She was a strong lady.”
Before Dave could finish his sentence, I heard Liliana yell in the background, “I heard that!” And the podcast team burst out laughing.
Dave announced his health concerns in a separate episode of the podcast earlier in May. Although he assured fans that it will “be okay”.
Despite not wanting to make his illness public, he told Si to speak because he doesn’t want to hide “under a rock.”
He confirmed that he should be getting “some chemo” but has decided not to disclose his specific diagnosis.