Hairy Bikers star Si King has announced an exciting new solo project.
It comes after the star recently starred in BBC series Hairy Bikers Go Local with co-star Dave Myers but they revealed it was drawing to a close after eight episodes, leaving fans gutted.
However, in a move that is sure to make their viewers happy, Si wrote on social media of his new venture: ‘EXCITING NEWS. I’m heading to @pubinthepark Leamington Spa and Tunbridge Wells in July, then Chiswick in September.
‘Find me at the Saturday sessions at these locations! See you there?
‘Head to the Pub in the Park website to sign up for early pre-sale access on 3rd Feb! #PubInThePark#HairyBikers#Festival#SiKing.’
New venture: Hairy Bikers star Si King has announced an exciting new solo project, heading to Pub In The Park over the summer (pictured on television in October)
Pub In The Park was thought up by Tom Kerridge in a bid to champion Great British pubs.
Tom, a celebrity chef, wrote on Twitter last week ahead of this year’s event: ‘Don’t forget, you’ve got loads of amazing restaurants cooking up the most delicious food paired with some proper feel-good tunes too! Summertime here we come. ‘
It comes after Dave admitted he’s ‘learning to live with cancer’ as he gave a health update amid treatment last month.
Dave, who went public with his diagnosis in May, has chosen not to publicly reveal the type of cancer he has but previously told his fans he’s undergoing chemotherapy.
The chef, 64, appeared on BBC Breakfast and told viewers he’s ‘doing alright’ and wants to fit filming in around his treatment.
He said: ‘[The treatment] is still ongoing but I’m kinda doing all right, it’s like many people, it’s something one learns to live with,’ he said.
Dave, who has taken a break from filming since the diagnosis, returned to BBC viewers screens last month for new series Hairy Bikers Go Local.
Speaking about the new series, he said: ‘It was an idea that came together that a lot of chefs don’t know what’s on their own doorstep.
Co-stars: The star had recently starred in Hairy Bikers Go Local with co-star Dave Myers (pictured on the show) but they revealed it was drawing to a close after eight episodes
‘I’m kinda doing alright’: It comes after Dave admitted last month that he’s ‘learning to live with cancer’ as he gave a health update amid treatment
He continued: ‘If you’ve got amazing suppliers that are there on your doorstep, then maybe they don’t know about it.’
Dave added: ‘So it’s a bit like speed dating, there’s Michelin-star chefs, people who run pubs, and I would say 80% of the time, they don’t know.’
He said that he hoped filming for new shows would resume, but that it would have to ‘fit in’ with his treatment.
It comes after Dave made his long-awaited return to television in December as he appeared on the Saturday Kitchen festive special with Si – amid his cancer battle.
He said that he’d ‘had a rough year’ but that it was ‘great to be back’ on TV – before poignantly adding: ‘There are some times when I didn’t think I’d be here for Christmas ‘.
Speaking on the show he said: ‘It’s fantastic to be back and what a way to celebrate Christmas being here! I’m over the moon to be back. It’s lovely to be back it’s been a rough year and I can’t pretend otherwise.
‘There are some times when I didn’t think I’d be here for Christmas but I have had so much help and I have to give a shout out to the doctors and nurses in Birmingham that put me back together and the rehabilitation team who got me walking again.
‘And a shout out to nurse Marion who before my chemotherapy brought me cake in – it was the best banana bread ever! But it’s lovely to be back. Si has been looking after me! The first time we were on Saturday Kitchen was 15 years ago!’
He looked happy and healthy on the show where he wore a festive red waistcoat and cooked up a storm with Si making a coffee and hazelnut cake.
Happy: It comes after Dave made his long-awaited return to television in December as he appeared on the Saturday Kitchen festive special with Si – amid his cancer battle
Back in October Dave explained his life will be completely changed when he gets the all-clear from cancer.
Speaking to The Guardian , he admitted the treatment has been a ‘huge inconvenience’ but said once get comes out the other side ‘life never will be the same’.
Dave told the publication: ‘I’ll feel I’ve made it when I get the all-clear from this bloody cancer. That’s going to be completely life-changing, life-affirming. And life never will be the same again.
Dave explained he is now 14 sessions into a course of chemotherapy, with six to go and said: ‘A huge inconvenience is the best way to describe it.’
He also explained the reason why he hasn’t told his fans the type of cancer he has: ‘Because everybody then goes googling, everybody becomes an amateur doctor… And I don’t want to be judged – yet.’
Hard: Dave, who went public with his diagnosis in May, has chosen not to publicly reveal the type of cancer he has but told his fans he’s undergoing chemotherapy
He announced in May that he was undergoing chemotherapy, and would be taking some time off work.
Dave revealed that he hadn’t ‘been too well recently’ and ‘this year is a write off’, whilst reassuring fans that ‘the prognosis is okay.’
Speaking about his medical condition with his TV cooking partner Si, he said: ‘I may be a baldy biker for a while… it’s simply something I have to live with.’
Dave said: ‘Anyway Kingy, I’ve got to come clean now, I haven’t been too well recently and basically, I’ve got to have some chemo, you know all this anyway, so this year is going to be a bit quiet for me.
‘I’m not going to be filming, some of the festivals I’m not going to be able to go to, some may be okay but this year’s a bit of a write off for us.
‘I have had to speak up about this because I don’t want to hide under a rock, but I would love it if people respected my privacy and just let me get on with it and give Si and our team all the support they need, that would be great. But look, the prognosis is okay, I’m going to be fine.’
He continued: ‘I’ve just got to tuck in, look after myself, eat sensibly and get over this mess, flog books, and be a happy person so within that, that’s where I am.
‘I may be a baldy biker for a while so it’s just a warning, I don’t want to make a fuss about it, I look alright bald actually.’
Dave has suffered with illness in the past after being diagnosed with a cyst on his brain in 1998, and later glaucoma, which is an eye condition that can lead to blindness.
The same year he was diagnosed with having a cyst on his brain, Dave sadly lost his fiancée to cancer, previously describing 1998 as the worst year of his life.
Health news: He announced in May that he was undergoing chemotherapy, and would be taking some time off work
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