Jon Bentley is the longest running Gadget Show presenter, having been on the team since the beginning in 2004, and is now widely respected as one of the most informed and honest technology journalists in Britain.

Jon started his life in television on BBC2’s Top Gear, becoming Executive Producer of the show between 1987 and 1999; one of the Top Gear test track corners is named after him. Jon was responsible for launching the TV careers of Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson and Vicki Butler-Henderson.

Jon’s unrivalled enthusiasm for the world of technology has seen him test tech in a multiplicity of environments, including translators on the back of a camel in Tunisia, cameras at snowballing championships in Finland, 4K TVs at the world famous Aardman Studios, and walking boots with actor Brian Blessed in deepest Surrey.