Ex-Fifth Gear host Tom Ford explains how to become a car TV presenter

2 maí 2020
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Tom Ford has been in the car entertainment industry for nearly two decades now, with his career spanning shows such as Fifth Gear, Top Gear USA and now he has a brand new show on MotorTrend about EVs, called Hard Cell.
We grabbed him for a (lockdown) barbershop interview to see how he got to where he is now, as well as spilling the beans on filming with Tiff Needell.
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  • I meet Tom and Johnny at the ace cafe. Super friendly nice guys really made a positive impression.

    Simon KellySimon KellyMánuði síðan
  • Clicked for the real Tom Ford😑

    Victor HDVictor HD3 mánuðum síðan
  • Names Ralph Lauren

    Joel HarawaJoel Harawa4 mánuðum síðan
  • He should do more youtube....really nice guy he was,and funny

    Oneblack ManOneblack Man6 mánuðum síðan
  • Yeah, that’s cool but what we really want to know is if you really set fire to Top Gear’s warehouse

    iBlewupthemooniBlewupthemoon7 mánuðum síðan
  • Lost my first full time job 25 years ago because I was doing donuts in the local park with the work Bedford Rascal 😂

    Peter NichollsPeter Nicholls7 mánuðum síðan
  • John Bentley always struck me as a sort of cross between a bear and a panda.

    G58G587 mánuðum síðan
  • Cool 👍 nice video 👍

  • Man! I can't recognise this guy. He looks so different! He's one of my favourite presenters on that other motoring show.

    babs368babs3687 mánuðum síðan
  • To become a successful TV car presenter, Step 1: Get a British or English accent.

    Paul ShinnPaul Shinn7 mánuðum síðan
  • Oh man! I'd love to see a series with Tom and James May.

    Mike SmithMike Smith7 mánuðum síðan
  • I always remember you breaking your leg or ankle in the daft rascal drifter.

    MonkeyHunch1MonkeyHunch17 mánuðum síðan
  • You and Johnny should both do an EV show as you both now have ev related ISworlds channels 🙏

    Tom DwyerTom Dwyer7 mánuðum síðan
  • Don't go to the BBC....

    Angelo BiAngelo Bi7 mánuðum síðan
  • Is he rich ? :)

    CataCata7 mánuðum síðan
  • He legit looks like a more distinguished Sean Bean.

    hunterkiller1984hunterkiller19847 mánuðum síðan
  • You were my fave on fifth gear along with Jonny. You should hop on his CarPervert channel!

    Harrison GannerHarrison Ganner7 mánuðum síðan
  • Still watch his 5th gear road tests 😎 top lad 😁🤘🤘

    Gunnar Eli SigurjonssonGunnar Eli Sigurjonsson7 mánuðum síðan
  • Call Jonny from "carpervert" if you guys have to call a fifth gear presenter. I mean honestly.

    dyumandyuman7 mánuðum síðan
  • @drivetribe please read out the questions so we can just listen to this

    watertacowatertaco7 mánuðum síðan
  • I didn't recognize him, actually thought it was Tom Ford designer.

    ljcool17ljcool177 mánuðum síðan
  • Im sorry he has a Dacia Duster all credibility gone 🤷‍♂️🙈😂

    GlenGlen7 mánuðum síðan
  • I had no idea who he was until he showed the picture of himself when he was younger...... hahahah hello mate....

    Alexx ConroyAlexx Conroy7 mánuðum síðan
    • I recognised the voice but the face did nothing for my memory.

      LonyoLonyo6 mánuðum síðan
  • Interview Frank.

    A BritA Brit7 mánuðum síðan
  • Wookie!! Hey man. Great seeing you again! 👍

    Richard PerrittRichard Perritt7 mánuðum síðan
  • I miss this chap! I miss you dude!

    TunOF75TunOF757 mánuðum síðan
  • Pimped Dacia?

    _Suburban__Suburban_7 mánuðum síðan
  • Hey Tom... do car videos with your dog, they'll be better received ;)

    AutomotiveAffairsAutomotiveAffairs7 mánuðum síðan
  • Yes... I remember. Tiff, Vicky, Potato, Jonny and Wookie - The Fifth Gear dream team. These are the people I will remember.

    Diabolos1Diabolos17 mánuðum síðan
  • A like just for Frank

    Paul FordPaul Ford7 mánuðum síðan
  • I will always remember the e60 review.

    Tommy HartmanTommy Hartman7 mánuðum síðan
  • I’m sure James May would love the Dacia duster

    Aydan BurbageAydan Burbage7 mánuðum síðan
  • Remember when 5th gear burned Clarkson, Hammond, and mays stuff

    ReconRecon7 mánuðum síðan
  • Never really cared for this guy as a presenter! Fifth Gear was fine with just Tiff, Vicky and Plato.

    Corrado VRzCorrado VRz7 mánuðum síðan
    • And this guy and johnny Smith. That's it.

      Sukhdev R34Sukhdev R347 mánuðum síðan
  • Anybody remember Driven on Channel 4?

    George CopeGeorge Cope7 mánuðum síðan
  • Glad to hear this familiar voice again 👏

    Adeel A. AhmadAdeel A. Ahmad7 mánuðum síðan
  • How to become a TV presenter of a car show unfortunately no1 is going to watch because its on a "channel" no1 actually watches

    JWA79JWA797 mánuðum síðan
  • I was Tom Ford once!

    Leigh TaylorLeigh Taylor7 mánuðum síðan
  • Act camp and go work in America

    Lee RobinsonLee Robinson7 mánuðum síðan
  • "Hello, this is what's left of Tom Ford"

    Nick PriceNick Price7 mánuðum síðan
  • Was never a fan of you and Vicky. Sorry.

    TuddieTuddie7 mánuðum síðan
  • Wholy Kow you look different now.

    coconut1984 coconutcoconut1984 coconut7 mánuðum síðan
  • I only know slow and fast. Who is this guy?

    Iron MaidenIron Maiden7 mánuðum síðan
  • Comes across as a nice guy Glad to see him back on our screens.

    dan thompsondan thompson7 mánuðum síðan
  • Who is Tom Ford? What is "Fifth Gear"? And when is he going to become a car presenter?

    JB HJB H7 mánuðum síðan
    • If you don't know what Fifth Gear is you are not a true Top Gear fan.

      invalidcrazyinvalidcrazy7 mánuðum síðan
  • Fifth Gear : We need new presenters to keep young, hip and viewing figures, so we'll get rid of Tom and Tiff Every single Fifth Gear fan : Click.

    invisiblekid99invisiblekid997 mánuðum síðan
  • Didn’t you used to be a fat lad ? Looking well mate. 😷😎👍

    Steve DSteve D7 mánuðum síðan
  • Mud Sweat and Gears anyone?

    Jack HJack H7 mánuðum síðan
  • Is Fith Gear still a thing?

    MarcusMarcus7 mánuðum síðan
    • Yep. Its embarrassingly bad now though

      Sukhdev R34Sukhdev R347 mánuðum síðan
  • How can you become an automotive journalist if you leave in country where there are none?

    Chikondi MasiyeChikondi Masiye7 mánuðum síðan
  • Guys please help i want to buy my first car which one should i buy corolla 96 automatic or echo 2001 manual or civic 1998 manual ..

    yasir mengalyasir mengal7 mánuðum síðan
  • Tom Ford was easily the best presenter on Fifth Gear.

    TheStigTheStig7 mánuðum síðan
  • You need to be confident, funny and have a certain charisma about you that makes people listen. Jeremy, Hammond and May have that in spades, so does Mat from Car Wow and the guys at Mighty Car Mods.

    The MarauderThe Marauder7 mánuðum síðan
  • Cool that a fashion-designer came from being a car TV presenter.

    NokenifyNokenify7 mánuðum síðan
  • That's the real reason to cut off the long hair 👍😂. Stay safe

    Dutch ParisienDutch Parisien7 mánuðum síðan
  • Surprisingly entertaining. In a lockdown sort of way.

    Stephen LodeStephen Lode7 mánuðum síðan
  • next week Vicky butler Henderson is here telling us how to crash a channel 5 t.v show into the ground & beg for a job with their more successful counterpart

    SaltyMcBoatFaceSaltyMcBoatFace7 mánuðum síðan
  • I wasn't aware of there being a Tom Ford fashion designer, i guess i do now. Serious question though, do you really think that the car show viewers would've been confused by similarly named fashion designers? I don't think we'd fit in the same demographic, but i get it, it was a joke. EDIT: Ok, after watching this vid, i think Tom Ford is more fashion prone than i am, he's like a bigger Hamster, a rat?

    DethstruXioN ™DethstruXioN ™7 mánuðum síðan
  • electric lol, you dont need electric, what you need is a BIG AMERICAN SUPERCHARGED V8 to have a proper fun.

    DetroitMuscle313DetroitMuscle3137 mánuðum síðan
  • Motortrend we demand cash to watch youtube quality vids and old reality tv programs that we got sick of seeing for free on FTA channels

    Four utubezFour utubez7 mánuðum síðan
  • I now remember why I stopped watching fifth gear!

    tecfixedtecfixed7 mánuðum síðan
    • They got that cvnt Tim on & it was fvcking painful as I recall...

      evorobinevorobin7 mánuðum síðan
    • Its because this guy left not because of this guy

      Sukhdev R34Sukhdev R347 mánuðum síðan
    • Fifth Gear : We need new presenters to keep young, hip and viewing figures, so we'll get rid of Tom and Tiff Every single Fifth Gear fan : Click.

      invisiblekid99invisiblekid997 mánuðum síðan
  • The biggest thing i would miss in E-Cars are manual transmission and the sound.... and the less Technik in older ones.

    Toxic Whipped CreamToxic Whipped Cream7 mánuðum síðan
  • Links to pics of his slammed Dacia Duster?

    Bearded GamerBearded Gamer7 mánuðum síðan
    • Agreed! How can he keep going on and on about his modified Dacia with no actual photos of the modded version?

      DiRFDiRF7 mánuðum síðan
    • @Bearded Gamer you're right, forgot about that. At least it gives some kind of indication of what it looks like at 8:02

      Jonathan VosJonathan Vos7 mánuðum síðan
    • @Jonathan Vos Those pics are it mostly standard. It's supposed to be decked with 10" steelies on it now.

      Bearded GamerBearded Gamer7 mánuðum síðan
    • 7:59 - 8:05

      Jonathan VosJonathan Vos7 mánuðum síðan
  • The sound effects got so annoying I had to stop watching

    rammo99rammo997 mánuðum síðan
  • Last time I seen him he was fat with massive hair I've missed him

    Birmingham racingBirmingham racing7 mánuðum síðan
    • Yeah, I was like 'He's got short hair!'.

      A JA J7 mánuðum síðan
  • I want to see his fricking duster..

    b145701sb145701s7 mánuðum síðan
  • By selling suits yo

    John GreenJohn Green7 mánuðum síðan
  • Hope Vicky will be the next

    tokifungtokifung7 mánuðum síðan
  • Can I have Jeremy Clarkson explain to me instead. I feel that he is the WORLD'S BEST car presenter, along with Hammond and May

    Sebastian LimSebastian Lim7 mánuðum síðan
  • maybe exTopgear and exFifthgear presenters crosover episode ?

    Piter playPiter play7 mánuðum síðan
  • V6

    Shadow hadzShadow hadz7 mánuðum síðan
  • We need to know more about Jon Bentley. He helped to launch the careers of Jeremy Clarkson, Vicki Butler-Henderson, and Tom Ford and a few other car presenters

    BaselBasel7 mánuðum síðan
    • Wasnt he a guest on Top Gear once?

      zemekielzemekiel7 mánuðum síðan
    • Jon Bentley - legend

      234laptop234laptop7 mánuðum síðan
    • @Throku I think he knows that

      Sukhdev R34Sukhdev R347 mánuðum síðan
    • Search for "The Gadget Show", he's one of the hosts.

      ThrokuThroku7 mánuðum síðan
  • Fifth Gear - Other known as the other motoring show who burnt the BBC's prop warehouse 11 years ago

    LufftsLuffts7 mánuðum síðan
    • In revenge the BBC later burnt 5th Gear's presenter Jason 'Baked' Potato

      Four utubezFour utubez7 mánuðum síðan
  • Peter Mayhew.... without the suit🙂 Thought you had died.... so glad to see you are still with us 🤣😂 Nice to see and hear you again Tom 🇬🇧🇬🇧

    Ian CharltonIan Charlton7 mánuðum síðan
    • Ian Charlton bruh 😂

      Macauley DaviesMacauley Davies7 mánuðum síðan
  • I love you Tom Ford!!

    BilliamiscoolBilliamiscool7 mánuðum síðan
  • Last week on Drivetribe was Tiff Needell and now Tom Ford. Can’t wait to see Vicki Butler-Henderson 😊

    BaselBasel7 mánuðum síðan
    • Tiff is now gone from Fifth Gear and I don't think you'll see Vicki on Drivetribe anytime soon due to her still being tied to Fifth Gear. (I could be wrong about this but stands to reason)

      PolsnulspacePolsnulspace7 mánuðum síðan
    • Basel and Henry catchpole

      Macauley DaviesMacauley Davies7 mánuðum síðan
  • Ex-Fifth Gear host Tom Ford explains how to become an ex-Fifth Gear host

    danmar007danmar0077 mánuðum síðan
  • Whatever you say about him, that Mercedes E350D Project E-AT wagon was a really awesome mod, thanks FH4!

    Abhinay RaikarAbhinay Raikar7 mánuðum síðan
  • The modern way to break into any business is to do it on your own and get the business people to come to you.

    MegaRockstar48MegaRockstar487 mánuðum síðan
  • But whats the car in the thumbnail

    Arin B.Arin B.7 mánuðum síðan
    • Lotus Evija

      SRS ProductionsSRS Productions7 mánuðum síðan
  • Tom Ford. I love your handbags.

    The Real Cigar JefeThe Real Cigar Jefe7 mánuðum síðan
  • Isn’t it like most things, it’s about connections and having friends in the business

    MegaRockstar48MegaRockstar487 mánuðum síðan
  • Frank's cool! - Cockerpoo?

    PRO Detailer MagazinePRO Detailer Magazine7 mánuðum síðan
  • Boring AF

    JohnJohn7 mánuðum síðan
  • So, a guy from a failed tv show tells people how to become a presenter of a tv show?... Not very logical. (I say failed because 1 episode per year (recently) isn't very successful)

    Sn00zeDogSn00zeDog7 mánuðum síðan
    • did you fall on your head??

      General ZodGeneral Zod7 mánuðum síðan
  • Lost weight and hair.

    pokinachapokinacha7 mánuðum síðan
  • oohhh yes

    That One GuyThat One Guy7 mánuðum síðan
  • Is this the guy who crashed a little van and broke his leg? Oh yeah, he just said it

    AjayAjay7 mánuðum síðan
    • Cham JDM Jason Potato was doing the challenge with him but Tom was the one that crashed and ended up in crutches.

      Ben MayallBen Mayall7 mánuðum síðan
    • Ajay I thought his name was either “Plato” or “Potatoe”

      Cham JDMCham JDM7 mánuðum síðan
  • Christ! You're unrecognizable. But looking great n healthy!

    vikram6969vikram69697 mánuðum síðan
    • @bishwatntl hahaha ...yup

      vikram6969vikram69697 mánuðum síðan
    • didn't recognise him without the wild hair

      bishwatntlbishwatntl7 mánuðum síðan
  • Go away Ford Clarkson,Hammond ,May that’s it.

    M BuckM Buck7 mánuðum síðan
  • I love your presenting but also fashion line and fragrances as well Tom. 🙃

    James NessJames Ness7 mánuðum síðan
  • Great presenter and had wondered where you had gone. Glad you’re back.

    Advance LastAdvance Last7 mánuðum síðan
  • * Captain Slow enters the room*

    Yi-Kai ChewYi-Kai Chew7 mánuðum síðan
  • Next video Ex too gear host explains the easiest way in which you can get fired as a tv presenter

    Gianluca BaldacchinoGianluca Baldacchino7 mánuðum síðan
    • just don't do anything at all, and the "leftist" anger mob will take you out themselves

      Eugene InLawEugene InLaw7 mánuðum síðan
  • What does these comments mean?

    I'm RetardedI'm Retarded7 mánuðum síðan
  • Yeah, cool show. But then it's on Motortrend on Demand. Pity.

    The Rolling TrollThe Rolling Troll7 mánuðum síðan
    • Youri Dv yep

      JordJord7 mánuðum síðan
    • Pity litterally nobody watches motortrend on demand

      Youri DvYouri Dv7 mánuðum síðan
  • Don't you just go on a rant about how the 2CV is the worst car ever made? Worked for Clarkson, even though I can't find that video anywhere; if home finds that, please link it to me.

    NeverMetTheGuyNeverMetTheGuy7 mánuðum síðan
    • Extreme financial suffering from continual repairs and a need for waterproof clothing for wet weather drives in my four year old Rover SD1 in 1985 led to cost of motoring calculations and a rash 2CV test drive. Happily I immediately concluded that a Peugeot 205 better constituted a proper car and bought one.

      Phil HealeyPhil Healey7 mánuðum síðan
  • Aren't you on black panther

    DarrenDarren7 mánuðum síðan
  • Hi mom

    Ja sonJa son7 mánuðum síðan
  • Dacia daseea

    DarrenDarren7 mánuðum síðan