Si, 54, and Dave, 63, are currently starring in The Hairy Bikers’ Northern Exposure series, exploring what the Northern continents of the world have to offer in the food sector. In an episode of the BBC programme which aired on Wednesday evening, the former explained how this latest trip almost didn’t happen as the brain aneurysm he was diagnosed with in 2014 meant he might have died before filming took place. However, the chef is still fighting fit and spoke about his appreciation for life.
Reflecting on their trip, Dave said in a voiceover: “Last year, Si was so poorly that this trip nearly didn’t happen at all.”
Si then told the camera: “Last year I was very ill indeed. I think it’s more poignant to see the world I was living in.
“It’s incredible to be alive and feel alive in a place like this,” he said, looking at the views of Northern Sweden.
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