Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Two new Hairy Bikers programmes
Their website uploaded this press release at the end of February.
Following the success of programmes such as The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off and Hairy Bikers: Mums Knows Best, David Myers and Simon King will form what the BBC said was a "key part" of BBC2's cookery output.
As part of the deal they will make two new shows, Hairy Meals on Wheels and Bakeation.
In Meals on Wheels they will show a new side by exploring the issue of local council food provision to those on benefits.
Their mission will be to "reignite the Dunkirk spirit in order to get meals back on their wheels", according to the BBC.
Bakeation sees the pair taking a 2,000-mile gastronomic road trip across Europe as the bikers seek out the best baking on offer.
King and Myers said: "We're chuffed to bits to be working with the BBC again in this amazing two-year deal. We can't wait to get on the road making some brilliant shows we hope everyone will enjoy."
The BBC2 controller, Janice Hadlow, said: "It's been brilliant to see the Hairy Bikers evolve on the channel over the last few years to the point where I can't imagine our cookery offer without them."
Alison Kirkham, BBC factual, features and formats commissioning editor added: "The Hairies are such distinctive and well-loved faces on BBC2; we are looking forward to developing new programmes with them over the next two years."
Exciting stuff - well done boys! Can't wait to see them!