The 66-year-old revealed his cancer treatment left him with some bizarre cravings from his childhood, while he was trying to get his appetite back.

The chef was even unable to eat some cooking staples like garlic during this time.

Speaking on Kate Thornton’s podcast White Wine Question Time, he said: “Garlic – I can’t eat it. Onions, I can’t. Smells are really acute. It’s all gone belly-up.”

Myers then went on to say that he revisited some childhood classics he hadn’t enjoyed in years.

“I’ve had a craving for cottage pie and Vimto! Last time I had Vimto was when I was eight”, he said.

Other side effects he experienced included loss of eyelashes which left his eyes sore.

The TV chef said: “It’s the effect that the chemotherapy has on you. Every day is a school day.

“My eyes are sore because my eyelashes have fallen out and it’s crap like that that’s really irritating.”

Myers first revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer on his Agony Uncles podcast in May 2022.

Speaking on the podcast, he recalled going to the doctors complaining of “certain bits and bops” which led to the devastating diagnosis.

In a statement posted on X today, Si King wrote: “I’m afraid I bear some sad news. Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years. Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home.

“All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

“Personally, I am not sure I can put into words how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow.”

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