TV Chef and Hairy Biker
Professional partner: Karen Hauer.
Bookies original odds: 33 to 1.
I’m looking for someone that will be able to teach me to dance! I am going to give it 100%, but I’ll still need someone that is patient and that has feet of steel
Dave is best known as one half of the foodie and motorbike enthusiasts team of the BBC’s Hairy Bikers. He met his on-screen partner Si King whilst working as a make-up artist on the set of a Catherine Cookson adaptation. His varied career included operating a furnace in a steelworks.
In the first series of The Hairy Bikers Cookbook, in 2004 , the pair entertained viewers with a combination of enthusiasm and banter as they searched the world on their bikes in a quest for new food experiences.
Dave has slimmed down from those early years, no doubt helped by making he Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight. The book accompanying the series managed to topple best-seller book Fifty Shades of Grey off the top spot.
In 2011 Dave married his fiancé Liliana in his home town of Barrow in Cumbria. Whilst in London working on Strictly Come Dancing he plans to moor his houseboat close to the BBC studios.