Gareth Jones (presenter)

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Gareth Jones
Violet Berlin and Gareth Jones.jpg
Gareth Jones with girlfriend Violet Berlin in 2003
Born (1961-07-05) 5 July 1961 (age 54)
St Asaph, Wales, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Other names Gaz Top
Ethnicity Welsh
Occupation Television presenter (retired)
Years active 1985-2006
Partner(s) Violet Berlin

Gareth Jones (born 5 July 1961 in St Asaph, Wales) is a British television presenter and celebrity. He is also a noted Welsh language speaker.[1][2]

Best known for his work as a presenter of children's television and science programmes[1] such as How 2 and Get Fresh, he has more recently moved to presenting motorsport podcasts and directing and producing programmes.


When he began his career in 1979, he used the name "Gaz Top", a name he earned whilst working as a roadie for The Alarm.[2][3]

Date Role Show
12/9/2015 Contestant "Pointless Celebrities"
2012 Interviewee 30 Years of CITV
2006 Guest Holly and Stephen's Saturday Showdown
2005 Guest Ministry of Mayhem (ITV50 Special)
2005 – present Presenter/Producer Gareth Jones On Speed (Part-time podcast)
2005–2006 Pit Lane reporter A1 Grand Prix worldwide TV feed
2004 Presenter Speed Sunday ITV1
2002–2004 Director Gamepad[4] on Bravo
2003 Presenter Tomorrow's World[1][4]
1997 "The joker" Megamaths
1996 Presenter It's Not Just Saturday
1996–2001 Presenter The Big Bang[1][4]
1990–2006 Presenter How 2[4]
1990–1991 Presenter The Children's Channel
1986 - 1988 (as Gaz Top) Presenter Get Fresh
1985 - 1986 (as Gaz Top) Presenter Music Box
1984 (as Gaz Top) Presenter BMX BEAT
1979-1985 (as Gaz Top) Roadie The Alarm, and, briefly, U2[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in north London with his partner, Violet Berlin, and their two sons.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d The Right Address "Gareth Jones is one of the best known television presenters of factual and children's programmes in Great Britain."
  2. ^ a b Gareth 'Gaz Top' Jones, BBC
  3. ^ B3TA : INTERVIEWS : GARETH JONES AKA GAZ TOP, "Gareth Jones, better known as Gaz Top"
  4. ^ a b c d Gaz Top to present ECTS awards ceremony, "partner and co-presenter Violet Berlin", "from HOW 2 to a stint as an MTV VJ"
  5. ^ Biography at the IMDb
  6. ^ FAQ at Jones's official web site

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