English television presenter, best known as one half of the Hairy Bikers.
Dave Myers attended Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys where he had an inspirational art teacher and he went on to gain a fine art degree at Goldsmiths, University of London and a masters degree in art history. Myers then became a professional make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics. He met Simon King in 1995 on the set of a TV drama entitled The Gambling Man.
The Hairy Bikers duo appeared on the BBC’s The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook. Their TV shows are a mixture of cookery and travelogue, using a similar format and style to that previously associated with Keith Floyd, including the habit of frequently referring to the cameraman and other crew.
The show also features elements of the Two Fat Ladies format, including regular banter between the two stars, use of various unusual cooking locations and the use of motorbikes.
In 2009 they hosted a 30-part daytime series for BBC Two, The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain which aired weekdays. The series saw them visit a different county each day and cook what they considered to be that county’s signature dish.
In 2010 a new 40 episode series, The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off, was launched on BBC Two. The programme includes a cook off between two families and celebrity guests.
From January to May 2010, the Hairy Bikers performed their “Big Night Out” show in theatres throughout the UK. Directed by Bob Mortimer, the show was a fun mixture of cooking and chat with a little song and dance thrown in. It explored their youth, how they met and their love of food.
After they had signed new contracts with the BBC in 2011, a new series was commissioned. The Hairy Biker’s Bakeation sees the Hairy Bikers doing what they love best – a gastronomic road trip, uncovering the best baking on offer across Europe
In 2013, Myers participated in the eleventh series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional ballroom dancer Karen Hauer.
In February 2014, they launched a new series, The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure for BBC Two which sees them travelling in Asia sampling the local cuisine, meeting local people and cooking up some native dishes themselves. The series follows in a similar style to the Bakeation series in 2012.
In March 2015, they co-presented The Nation’s Favourite Food on BBC Two alongside Lorraine Pascale.