Steve Jones (game show presenter)

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Steve Jones
Born David Jones
(1945-06-07) 7 June 1945 (age 72)
Crewe, Cheshire, England
Occupation Musician, DJ, television presenter, voiceover artist
Years active 1972–present

David "Steve" Jones (born 1945) is an English disc jockey, television presenter, Voiceover artist and former musician. He is most well known for presenting gameshow The Pyramid Game from 1981 to 1984 and 1989. The game had previously been part of LWT's The Steve Jones Game Show in 1979–1980. He was notable for his large collection of brightly coloured spectacles.[1]

In the 1960s, he played as a bassist for Lonnie Donegan, and formed the band Hunt, Lunt & Cunningham.[2]

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.[3] 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. He also hosted Jeopardy! and Search for a Star. In 1984, he hosted Radio 2's Lunchtime Show between noon and 2 pm. He later moved to a late-night spot on Saturdays, before departing when Radio 2 (under Bryant Marriott) changed their music policy for a more easy listening 40s-based sound.

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).

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