TV presenter Steve Jones is the first guest on Adrian Flux’s new podcast series Fuelling Around, hosted by Jason Plato and Dave Vitty to discuss the upcoming season of F1, life in lockdown and how he was hired to present Channel 4’s F1 show.
The 36-year-old joined British Touring Car Championship racer Jason Plato and radio presenter Dave Vitty, to talk all things automotive on “Fuelling Around”, an exclusive podcast conceived and powered by specialist motor insurance intermediary Adrian Flux.
Jones, who has been gracing TV screens since 2002, is currently the face of Channel 4’s coverage of Formula 1 alongside racing legends Mark Webber and David Coulthard revealed that for the first eight races of the new season will see the trio presenting from a disclosed location due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He revealed: “We’re not travelling as we decided to stay in Britain because it’s what we think is the right thing to do at the moment. So we’ll be filming our show from a disclosed location.”
However, he also admitted that he never saw himself presenting F1 or any sports show and it was a strange phone call he received in 2016 from the-then head of Channel 4, but maintains that he has always been a fan of the sport and he used to watch it while at his grandfather’s house.
Other topics include Jones living in LA for two years earlier in his career and his beloved Range Rover Sport Supercharged that he has owned since 2006 and has nearly clocked up 100,000 miles and the time he crashed his dad’s Triumph Acclaim into a lamppost after going out for a driving lesson in the Welsh valleys.
Jones who is perhaps best known for presenting T4, has also fronted shows such as The X Factor USA and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief during his 18 year TV presenting career.