Steve Jones (1945-)

Steve Jones, on The Pyramid Game

David “Steve” Jones (born June 7, 1945) is an English disc jockey, television presenter, voiceover artist and former musician. He was notable for his large collection of brightly coloured spectacles.

In the 1960s, he played as a bassist for Lonnie Donegan, and formed the band Hunt, Lunt & Cunningham.

In 1972, he briefly worked as a disc jockey on BBC Radio 1, before moving to the BBC Radio 2 early show. In 1974, he joined Radio Clyde. Later he was a stand-in presenter on Radio 2, for the likes of David Hamilton.

In the mid-1980s he made several appearances in Dictionary Corner on the gameshow Countdown.

In 1992, Jones provided commentary on the opening ceremony of Disneyland Paris for ITV. He later worked for LBC radio.

Nowadays he mainly works as a voiceover artist, commentating on such events as the Royal Variety Performance and the British Comedy Awards. He also presents a weekly show on Scotland 69am (www.scotland69am4u.com).

20th Century Highlights

  • BBC Radio 1, presenter (1972-1973), including “Radio 1 Club” (1972-1973)
  • BBC Radio 2, presenter (1979-1985), including “Steve Jones’ Open House” (1981)
  • The Steve Jones Game Show (ITV; 1979), presenter
  • Search for a Star (ITV; 1979-1982), presenter
  • The Pyramid Game (ITV; 1981-1990), presenter
  • Jeopardy! (Channel 4; 1983-1984, ITV; 1990, 1991-1993, 1995-1996), presenter (ITV; 1991-1993)

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