Jon Briggs

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Jon Briggs hosting an automotive launch in 2012

Jon Briggs (born 24 January 1965) is an English TV and radio presenter. He is best known for his voiceover work, particularly as the British voice used by Apple's Siri software. He was educated in Oxford at Dragon School and Magdalen College School, Oxford


Briggs's voiceover credits include appearing as the voiceover statistician in over 1,800 episodes of the BBC TV quiz show The Weakest Link (2000–2012) and as continuity announcer for BBC Radio 2 (1996–2009) and Channel 4 (1988–1990). Briggs was the first presenter on air when QVC launched in the UK in 1993. Briggs also provided the narration for the start of the drum and bass song "Blood Sugar" by Pendulum.

Briggs's radio credits include the breakfast show Oxford AM for BBC Radio Oxford (1985–1987), the breakfast show Morning Edition for BBC Radio 5 (1990–1992), Nightride for BBC Radio 2 and The Weekend Wireless Show for LBC (1998–2003). His reporting credits include BBC Radio 4's PM, Today, The World at One and The World Tonight, as well as travelogue and transport programmes Breakaway and Going Places.

Briggs now works as a conference moderator and facilitator and owns the London-based artists' agency Excellent Talent Ltd.


In 2007 Briggs recorded his voice for text-to-speech software developed by ScanSoft,[1] later acquired by Nuance Communications. In 2011, Nuance's software was used by Apple Inc. for their British version of Siri, the personal assistant application for Apple devices.[2] Briggs's voice is renamed "Daniel" for these purposes.

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  1. ^ "Apple tried to silence voice of Siri". 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Nuance voices found in OS X Lion