Steve Berry (presenter)

Steve Berry, Highway 74 Calif. Jan 2013.

Steve Berry is a British media presenter who appeared on BBC2's Top Gear and its spin-off Top Gear Motorsport where he reviewed motorcycles and made features relating to them.[1][2] He was the main presenter of the now defunct Top Gear Radio Show on BBC Radio Five Live, wrote and presented The Bike's the Star, a four-part documentary series for BBC2 and produced British Biker Build Off for Discovery Channel in 2005 and Bennett's Biker Build Off for ITV's Men & Motors in 2006.

Berry appears regularly as a guest on BBC radio, has hosted phone-in shows on Talksport [3] and writes for The Sunday Times.[4] For some time, Berry presented 'the longest show on UK radio' for Talksport[5] and after guest appearances on 105.4 Century Radio, he became the presenter of the breakfast show on 106.1 Rock Radio, a classic rock station based in Manchester until 2011.[6]

Describing himself as a Mod in his youth, Berry became the public face of British motorcycling.

He produced and directed Motor Morphers, an engineering challenge show made by ITN for Channel 5 in May 2013. He writes a regular column 'Berry on Classics' in Classic Car Weekly and is a regular expert contributor to BBC Breakfast.

In January 2014 Berry returned as the breakfast presenter for 106.1 RealXS (previously known as 106.1 Rock Radio). He presents a weekly radio show Steve's Speedshop on FAB Radio International, described as 'a digital man-cave for passionate petrolhead'. In April 2019 it was announced that he was leaving his breakfast show that he hosts on XS Manchester later the same month. He hosts a monthly motoring phone-in on BBC radio Wales and is a regular guest on the Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2.


  1. ^ Born To Be Riled. Clarkson, Jeremy. Penguin UK, 25 January 2007. 'I miss the banter with Quentin and TIff, as we sniggered about Steve Berry and what he'd crashed that week'.
  2. ^ Foggy. Carl Fogarty. HarperCollins UK, 1 September 2009
  3. ^ TalkSport to axe all non-sports content. John Plunkett. Wednesday 7 March 2012 [1]
  4. ^ Motomouth, The Sunday Times
  5. ^ Adam Moss (17 April 2008). "Revved up to rock". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)