Full Chat podcast: Steve Berry on not eager to host Prime Gear

Steve Berry

Former Prime Gear presenter, turned radio DJ Steve Berry is the newest visitor on the motorcycling podcast Full Chat.

Berry is finest recognized for his time presenting Prime Gear between 1993 and 1999, and being a radio DJ on BBC Radio 5 Dwell earlier than taking over his present position as a daily visitor on the Jeremy Vine Present on Radio 2.  
He’s the newest visitor on Bikesure’s new podcast, hosted by former Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas and footballer-turned-presenter David Prutton, after Michelin star chef Paul Ainsworth, former athlete and tv persona Kriss Akabusi, Isle of Man TT racer Peter Hickman, Olympic hero James Cracknell and presenter Billy Ward.

Steve Berry reveals why he wasn’t fussed about presenting Prime Gear

Through the episode, Berry revealed how he already the gig of his goals, earlier than randomly being requested to current a weekly function on Prime Gear.

When requested whether or not presenting the BBC hit TV present was his dream job, Berry replied: “Not likely!”, drawing laughter from Prutton and Thomas.

“Once I received the gig, I kind of had my dream job already. I received it (Prime Gear) by likelihood. I used to be working because the editor of Streetfighters journal, which was the kind of early 90s model of customized bike magazines.

“Me and my youthful mates had observed there was a pattern for folks to switch four-cylinder Japanese sports activities bikes, that had both been crashed or have been unloved or caught in the back of a storage someplace.

“I used to be within the workplace, in Hale, which was the house of england’s third largest motorbike publishing firm, who had a couple of dozen titles on the time; Traditional Bike Information, Again Avenue Heroes, Scootering, Streetfighters and others.

“I went to the boss who kind of graduated from having a motorcycle to having an Aston Martin, and mentioned to him ‘hey pay attention there’s this new craze known as avenue fighters.’ And he was intelligent sufficient that though he had moved on (from biking) that it was the subsequent huge factor, which it was for a number of years.

“So I did that for a number of years, however as a result of I used to be the one one who got here into the workplace from the north, everybody else got here in from the south, it was my job to get a pint of milk within the morning for our brews.

“And within the newsagents the place I used to go, there was this bloke who additionally used to go in there known as Dennis that I’d chat to, and I used to be all the time on a unique bike and he requested me concerning the Yamaha I had on the time.

“And he mentioned ‘you do know who I’m don’t you?’ And I mentioned ‘yeah you’re Dennis, good man, you reside domestically and also you’ve received an previous man BMW.’ He mentioned ‘I’m the producer of Prime Gear’, I mentioned ‘excellent’ and walked out the store.

“I believe he thought ‘how dare he not be throughout me and asking me for an audition.’ However I used to be 25, and the editor of a month-to-month motorcycle journal. I might ring up just about any producer and get them to ship spherical no matter bike I wished to trip.

“And folks neglect Prime Gear was a very uninteresting kind of client present for a lot of, a few years earlier than it grew to become cool.”

Extra episodes of Full Chat to return

There’s further episodes to return from our motorcycling podcast as sequence one continues at tempo.What movie star visitors will element their historical past of bikes, together with some humorous anecdotes earlier than the season is out?

You possibly can hearken to Full Chat on Spotify, Apple, YouTube or numerous different platforms if you wish to see what all of the fuss is about.


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