Hairy Biker Dave Myers is appearing in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing thanks to losing weight with the help of Newcastle University academics.
Cook turned dancer, Dave Myers has said he is only able to take part in the tough dancing competition thanks to the weight loss he has undergone in the last two years.
Both Hairy Bikers were inspired by Professor Roy Taylor's study on how to reverse Type 2 diabetes to become Hairy Dieters for their BBC 2 series How to love food and lose weight.
Dave said he hoped his appearance on the show could help him keep his weight down. "I'm so excited and pleased I can't wait to get started," he said.
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published on: 16 September 2013