DAVE Myers was born in 1957 in Barrow-in-Furness and still lives in Cumbria.
After gaining a master’s degree in fine arts he enjoyed a long career as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics, before deciding to step in front of the camera.
In 2006 he joined forces with a friend, Simon King, to present The Hairy Bikers Cookbook. This was followed by The Hairy Bikers Ride Again and The Hairy Bakers.
If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone who would it be? Audrey Hepburn. She was the most beautiful woman in the world and she was bright as well.
What is your biggest fear? Going blind, because I rely so much on my eyesight. I was at art school for five years. I love painting and I can't imagine cooking blind. I certainly couldn't ride a motorcycle. To be trapped inside yourself like would be a terrible thing.
Do you have any superstitions? If I see a magpie in the road I've got to shout 'Hello captain, how's your wife?' That's because it's one for sorrow, so once you acknowledge his wife, it's two for joy.
If you could have only one song on your iPod, what would it be? Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley. I love it and I never get bored with it. It's one of those songs that if you're driving along you put it on and it keeps you going.
What's the most expensive thing you've bought, not including property?: My car. When we did book tours we were always in an E Class Mercedes and I thought: 'One day I'll have one of them'.
What's the best piece of advice you've been given? Walk away from confrontation and don't be judgemental. I was told that by a priest ages ago.
When was the last time you cried and why? When we were filming The Hairy Bakers, we got our shipyard band to play on the beach. They played Dvorak, the ‘Hovis Song’. Brass bands are quite emotive anyway, but when it was wafting over the beach and we were in the middle of them, and this sunlight came through everybody had a lump in their throat.
What's your indulgence? Good food and motorbikes, so I'm in the right job. I do spend a lot on good food, but I'm down to four motorbikes
How environmentally friendly are you? I try to be sensible and drive a bit better.
How many texts do you send in a day? One or two. I tend to get bored halfway through and just ring.
Who's the most famous person in your mobile? Charles Dance. When I was a make-up artist I did a film in Beirut with him He's a really nice, genuine bloke.
What item could you not live without? My Apple Power Book. I've had it since we started Hairy Bikers.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I'd love to lose weight, but it's quite hard with my job.
Where are you going on holiday? I've been to Venice. My partner Lili is Romanian and she'd been to her parents and I'd been filming, so we both flew in there separately.
What were you doing this time yesterday? I was in London, getting ready to catch a train to Cumbria.
And this time tomorrow? This afternoon, I'm going to a hotel in the Lake District, so hopefully this time tomorrow I'll just be surfacing.