Hairy Bikers star Si King has split from his fiancé who he was set to marry this year, according to reports.
After meeting in 2018 while filming Down Under, the foodie had been in a long-distance relationship and was flying back and forth to Australia every month.
The 54-year-old presenter has said in the past that he was planning a permanent move out to Australia at some point, reports the Mirror.
Si previously blamed Jane’s breakup on the stress of his job and his long absences from home for the end of their first marriage.
“We lost each other,” he said in 2016. “Jane was focused on the family and I was focused on work.”
Si’s long-time star Dave Myers, who was born in Romania, has been married since 2011 to Liliana Orzac.
Tonight’s BBC 2 broadcast will feature both the Hairy Bikers and The Hairy Bikers Go North.
The duo’s new eight-part series will see them travel from the west coast to the east in the north of England.
They begin their journey in Lancashire and then travel through Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumberland, The Peak District in Derbyshire, and finally Tyne & Wear.
Dave said: “This series was a bit of a love letter to ourselves, it was quite important to us. We haven’t filmed in the UK for ten years so it was quite important to us. And it was even more pertinent because of Covid.”
Si also spoke of his delight at becoming a grandad.
“It was fantastic. She is an absolute joy… I am completely smitten. It’s very odd.”
Of the new show, he added: “It’s a lovely nostalgic series. It’s the landscape and the food that has defined us.”
Their shows have been a huge hit for the BBC, and they have created more than 20 successful cookbooks as well as a range of low-fat sauces and their own diet club.
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