The Hairy Bikers star Si King has given an update on his close friend ’ ongoing cancer battle.
The TV chef revealed his 64-year-old co-star is ‘in the trenches’ of his treatment, but he’s ‘getting there’ after and starting chemotherapy.
‘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 to fans at Bolton Food and Drink Festival over the weekend.
‘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.’
Si appeared at the festival with TV presenter Jenny Powell, while Dave’s health meant he had to pull out of the event.
Earlier this year, Dave – who hasn’t revealed the type of cancer he’s battling – told his fans the ‘prognosis is okay and [he’s] going to be fine’.
And last month, he gave everyone an update on his treatment and admitted , including some unlikely cravings.
‘My eyes are sore because my eyelashes have fallen out – it’s crap like that that’s really irritating. But I’m getting there. I’ve got to go in tomorrow for another lot. I’m just getting through it,’ he said on Kate Thornton’s podcast White Wine Question Time.
‘I’ve got a craving for cottage pie and Vimto. [My wife] Lil’s sitting down with a nice glass of Burgundy, and I’ve got a pint of Vimto. Last time I had Vimto was when I was eight.’
Dave is going through a heartbreaking and tough time, but he promised to ‘never whinge again about anything’ once he has recovered.
‘I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. But when I get through this, I’ll never whinge again about anything. I’m going to embrace life and everything it’s got to offer,’ he said.
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