Hairy Biker Dave Myers looks like he’s going to get more than his beard trimmed by his new gang of friends…
The TV chef is surrounded by all manner of spooks and ghouls at this charity fancy dress event at venerable York company William Anelay.
Dave has broken away from his Hairy Biker partner Si King to film a solo series with William Anelay. Founded in 1747 it is one of Britain’s oldest construction companies.
His new show, The Hairy Builder, sees him work alongside the specialist historical builders on their projects around the country.
‘Britain’s greatest buildings’
In the 15-part series, which will screen on BBC2, Dave becomes a builder’s apprentice to peel back the layers of ancient buildings and tell their stories.
He has already investigated some Yorkshire buildings, including the Mansion House in Doncaster, Pontefract Castle, Ampleforth Abbey and Bradford Civic Hall.
I am very excited and proud to be part of it.
– Dave Myers
William Anelay, based in Osbaldwick, has set itself a target of raising £50,000 in five years for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
And the Halloween fancy dress competition is part of that amazing fundraising push.
Dave went along to the company’s HQ to join in the fun – and to be a judge of the #ScarySelfie contest. As you can see, he joined in quite a few of the selfies too…
Three more selfies. Photographs © William Anelay on Twitter
Dining out in style
After all that hard work, Dave headed over to one of York’s leading restaurants to unwind.
The TV chef headed to the Star Inn The City on Thursday night (October 29). There he tucked into a starter of hand-picked White Whitby crab with sesame, seaweed, lime and coriander, and pickled baby vegetables.
This was followed by partridge risotto with braised chestnuts, wilted curly kale, Yorkshire cheese and truffle oil.
He thoroughly enjoyed it, said the restaurant’s executive chef and director, Andrew Pern.
And he was great fun too: “He was nice: posed for photos and shook hands with everyone,” Andrew told YorkMix.
The Star Inn The City has had its fair share of celebrity diners, having previously played host to Heston Blumenthal, Tom Kerridge and Jake Humphrey, as well as Brian Turner and Janet Street Porter whilst they were filming the BBC TV series Taste of Britain.