English television presenter, best known as one half of the Hairy Bikers.
At aged 16, Si King worked laying paving stones for a construction firm. He then worked in film and television production as a First Assistant Director and Locations Manager and was a member of the crew on the Harry Potter films and Byker Grove. He met Dave Myers in 1995 on the set of a TV drama entitled The Gambling Man on which he was the second assistant director.
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.
October 2011 saw a new series, Meals on Wheels, air on BBC Two. The series fronted a campaign to save local ‘meals on wheels’ services around the UK. From November to December 2011, the Bikers appeared in a 30-part BBC series called Hairy Bikers: Best of British, airing at 3:45pm on BBC Two. The series celebrated British recipes and championed local produce.
In August 2012, Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight showed how the Hairy Bikers radically changed lifestyles, but stayed true to their love of great food, as they embarked on a campaign to lose two-and-a-half stones in three months, and comfortably passed their target weights.
After having experienced their own success with balancing eating the food they love while also being conscious of their health and losing weight, they wanted to help others to do the same. In January 2014, the boys launched The Hairy Bikers Diet Club which includes recipes and tips and tricks to help people to live a healthier and trimmer life, while not starving to be “skinny minnies”.
In March 2015, they co-presented The Nation’s Favourite Food on BBC Two alongside Lorraine Pascale.