DAVE MYERS’ best friend and co-star Si King has spoken out on the “odd” feeling of appearing on TV alone as his on-screen partner fights Covid.
Hairy Biker star Si King has shared an update on his co-star and best friend Dave Myers as he battles coronavirus. The presenter made another solo appearance on Times Radio today after telling The One Show last week that Dave was suffering from the virus. He spoke about how Dave was dealing with the illness and also about their friendship over the years.
Speaking on Dave’s health, Si explained: “He’s doing as well as he can, and he’s tough, Dave.
“I’m really disappointed that he isn’t with me, of course, because it feels a bit odd, it does feel a bit weird.
“The idea for getting in touch with people was Dave’s idea, and he’s incredibly passionate about that, so it’s a shame,” he said.
Si joked: “He is doing as well as can be expected, wrapped up at home eating soup, I don’t know if he can taste it or not.
“12 days now, I think, so hopefully, he’s going to turn a corner soon.”
Talk also turned to the pair’s friendship, with Si exclaiming: “I think that we don’t overanalyse it, we’re just good mates, but we’re different people, we’re just great mates.
“My weaknesses are Dave’s strengths, and Dave’s weaknesses are my strengths, so we kind of rub along like two old slippers.
“But I think collaboration is incredibly important because there are other emotions connected to that conversation.
“There is trust, there is integrity, and you can’t have true collaboration without all these other influences, it’s incredibly important collaboration,” the Hairy Biker said.
He continued: “We’re just like mates, but in a northern way, we absolutely adore each other and don’t mind giving each other a kiss and cuddle.
“I give Dave kisses and cuddles, and he goes, ‘Will you just get off me?’ He’s been putting up with it for about 30 years.”
Being asked about what the pair do if they can’t fix something, Si explained: “We probably thrash it out until the issue is resolved.
“But I think that what we tend to do is if one of us is particularly vehement is, ‘No, I don’t want to do that,’ then we leave it alone, but if someone is like, ‘Oh. “Brinkwire Summary News”.