A COMMUNITY has sent its good wishes to Barrow TV chef Dave Myers after he announced he is battling cancer.

The 64-year-old Barrovian found fame as one half of cooking duo the Hairy Bikers alongside friend and fellow chef Si King.

Speaking on the Hairy Bikers - Agony Uncles podcast, with 55-year-old King, Myers spoke openly about his diagnosis.

He 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 OK but this year's a bit of a write-off for us."

A spokeswoman from Barrow Market Hall said: "Dave has never forgotten his roots and home town. Dave has also been a huge supporter of the market hall and traders and a very good friend of Tuks.

"Everyone at Barrow Market Hall send their love and get well wishes. Barrow is definitely behind you Dave."

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Gillian Monney said: "Get well soon Dave, the whole of Barrow wish you well."

Rose Campbell said: "Best wishes Dave."

Pat Ferguson said: "Keep fighting from a Barrovian."

Pamela McCormick said: "Sending lots of love and hope you get better soon."

Jennifer Barnes said: "Sending you my love keep fighting."

Patricia Sainty said: "Be strong Dave and get well soon Si is going to miss you so much so crack on."

Linda Spencely said: "You've got this dave you can beat it."

Geraldine Kirk said: "Holding you in thoughts and prayers Dave."