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TV chef, Dave, 64, has opened up about his cancer while speaking on Kate Thornton's podcast White Wine and Question Time.
He explained: "At the minute I'm going through treatment for cancer and it's like another chapter.
"I went to the doctors complaining of certain bits and bobs and the next thing I know I got a phone and told it's a tumour and I'm going to have chemotherapy.
"Fortunately, the chemo is working but it's the effect chemotherapy has on you. Everyday is a school day."
Dave also spoke about some of the side-effects he'd been experiencing, adding: "My eyes are sore because my eyelashes have fallen out – it's cr*p like that that's really irritating.
"But I'm getting there. I've got to go in tomorrow for another lot. I'm just getting through it."
He added: "I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. But when I get through this, I'll never whinge again about anything. I'm going to embrace life and everything it's got to offer.
"I can't eat garlic at the minute, smells are really acute, it's all gone belly up. I'm told it will come back."
Other half of Hairy Bikers, Si King, admitted it had been tough watching his friend go through his cancer journey.
"It's hard seeing someone you love in those trenches. It really is tough. He's as tough as an old boot, which is what we're all relying on. He's as hard as nails," said Si.
Although Dave revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer, he hasn't said what kind.
Speaking on the Hairy Bikers podcast 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 okay but this year's a bit of a write off for us."
He added: "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."
We're wishing Dave all the best and a speedy recovery.