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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Barrow TV cook Dave Myers to face a grilling in Millionaire test

LAST year, Hairy Biker Dave Myers impressed audiences with his physical prowess as he danced his way into the nation’s hearts on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

LAST year, Barrow Hairy Biker Dave Myers impressed audiences with his physical prowess as he danced his way into the nation’s hearts on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Now he hopes to prove his intellectual acumen as he takes on one of TV’s toughest trivia tests in aid of a popular local charity.

The popular cook is set to appear on Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire hoping to win as much cash as possible for St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston.

The bearded Barrovian will partner with Countdown maths whizz, and fellow Strictly star, Rachel Riley in his quest to bring home the grand prize.

St Mary’s CEO Val Stangoe said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Dave has chosen to support us, we know how busy he is at the moment and we’re very grateful.

“The money he raises will help us to continue the work that we do.”

She added that while she was hoping for a big win, the real prize was getting national exposure for the charity.

She said: “It’s lovely to be remembered so publicly, it’s always good for hospices to get their names known in the wider area.

“I’ll be watching to see how high he gets but it’s just nice to be remembered and to get our name out there.”

St Mary’s Hospice provides care and support for adults with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.

Last year ITV announced that it was axing Who Wants to be a Millionaire after Chris Tarrant, the long-time host of the iconic quiz show, decided to step down.

But the programme will be returning to the UK’s TV screens for two celebrity specials on January 28 and February 4, hosted by Mr Tarrant.

Previous guests on the celebrity version of the show include Sir Paul McCartney, Simon Cowell and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Barrow-born Dave is no stranger to charity work. In addition to lending a helping hand to local causes, he is today travelling to Cambodia for work with Oxfam.

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