Jon Bentley specializes in television production and journalism in the field of motoring. Between 1987 and 1999, he was producer and executive producer of BBC Two’s Top Gear and was series producer of Fifth Gear from 2002 to 2004.
As a producer on Top Gear, Bentley helped launch the TV careers of Jeremy Clarkson .He also has a corner named after him on the Top Gear test track.
Bentley presented The Gadget Show on Channel 5 in the UK alongside Ortis Deley, Suzi Perry, Pollyanna Woodward and Jason Bradbury, In February 2012, it was announced that the show’s format was changing, it was then known as The Gadget Show: World Tour and featured two of the previous presenting team Jason Bradbury and Pollyanna Woodward. Occasionally, he also presented on Fifth Gear.
It was announced on Twitter in April 2013 that The Gadget Show was returning to its old format and Jon would be rejoining the line-up alongside new co-host Rachel Riley.