Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Yes, I am afraid it is true, and I am really sorry. Afer 13 years of making Wheeler Dealers, I am now going to be leaving the show. Wheeler Dealers is a great car show, reportedly the biggest on the planet at the moment It is broadcast in about 220 territories around the globe and apparently has several hundred million viewers worldwide. This success would not have been possible without the huge collaborative effort by the production team over the years but most of all because of the loyalty and appreciation of our fans who have kept watching, in ever increasing numbers around the globe. Because you kept watching it; we kept making it. So thank you all for that. Making Wheeler Dealers is no easy task and every episode requires a massive effort from a dedicated team of people. We started, all those years ago, on a niche channel in the UK with just a small production: Michael Wood and Dan Allum; the founders of Attaboy TV and originators of the show, one production manager, a camera man, a sound man and Mike and myself. One hundred and thirty five cars later we have grown to a production team of over forty five staff, and we are now entertaining much of the TV watching planet. It’s been quite a ride. It was exactly the worldwide popularity of Wheeler Dealers and sheer size of the audience, coupled with the lack of product placement and brand endorsements within the show which meant that Discovery US and Velocity Channel saw an opportunity for further exploitation of the brand and so, after season twelve, the show commission was taken over by Velocity Channel in the US, who decided to replace Attaboy TV with Discovery Studios in California. Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers ‘too difficult to make’, ‘at least in its current format’. In particular, the detailed and in depth coverage of my fixes in the workshop; what I consider to be the backbone and USP of the programme, are something Velocity feel should be reduced. The workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make and reducing their substance and role in the show will save the production considerable time, effort and therefore money. However, this new direction is not something I am comfortable with as I feel the corners I was being asked to cut compromised the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show, so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me. Wheeler Dealers has been an enormous part of my life since 2002, a real roller coaster of demanding challenges and triumphant moments. It has been a privilege to meet and work with so many great people from the workshop to the joy rides, to be allowed to experience so many fabulous cars and amazing locations. Leaving the show at the height of its success has been a really tough decision to make Sometimes you’ve just got to break free from the confines of your rut and head for the far horizon. I would like to thank Attaboy TV, Mike, our incredible crew, and everyone who has contributed to making such a great programme for all of these years. A special thank you must go to every one of our fans for watching these past thirteen series, it has been great having you along for the ride, your appreciation means so much. Mike and Velocity will continue to make Wheeler Dealers, apparently with Ant Anstead taking my place in the workshop, so new episodes will be on your screens in due course. Being the new boy is never easy, so please give Ant your support, I wish him the very best of luck. It will certainly be nice to see Mike turn up at the workshop with yet another wreck knowing I don’t have to do any of the work! As for me, I am already working on some great new projects which will expand my world in new directions as I will have a bit of time on my hands, I’ll even start to put some things up on my youTube channel, so keep an eye out for that. Right now though, I just feel relieved and exhilarated with freedom and I can’t wait to get cracking on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. For years Discovery have been encouraging everyone to: ‘make your world bigger’ and that is exactly what I am now doing.

100 thoughts on “Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers”

  1. it's sad, but you're an excellent mechanic, I hope to see you again in a few years, your duet with mike is fantastic, thank you for making us loved the world of the old car

  2. I've seen a few shows with the new guy; I thought he was subbing for Edd…I like the new guy, but you can tell he's not fully explaining the difficulties of the repairs. It seems like he wants to, but I'd say it's the producers that short change us. I miss Edd and have not been as loyal to the show since he left.

  3. Sen benim her zaman olmak isteyip de asla sahip olamayacağım yetenekleri olan büyük ağabeyim olacaksın

    You will be my big brother with talents that I always want to be and never have

  4. Je trouve cela très courageux et prouve que vous etes quelqu un d'intègre. Grâce à vous,j ai découvert la mécanique et j ai pu comprendre énormément de choses. On espere vous revoir et peut être dans une nouvelle emission.

  5. Tienes toda la razón.. Gracias edd por tanto conocimiento y empeñó.
    Realmente no eres un mecánico. Eres un genio.. Saludos desde Bolivia

  6. Je suis dégoûté !!! J adorais le duo Ed et Mike . Cette émission ne sera plus la même sans toi ! Je te souhaite plein de bonnes choses pour la suite ! À bientôt De !!!

  7. Tonight I just discovered that Edd quit… More than two years ago 🙈😱😫 I am so sade about that. Thank you Edd for you creativity and the genius things you showed us !

  8. I watched yesterday, Thursday, October 4 the first show broadcast in France, season 14 wheeler dealer opportunity to seize with the new technician Ant ANSTEAD.

    Sincerely technically it is not up to Edd CHINA more this man makes tons, it's more a showman …

    It's a shame, I still hope we will have the opportunity to see again a TV show in France with of course Edd and Mike or Edd CHINA alone … (We do not change a team that wins!)

  9. J’ai regardé hier, jeudi 4 octobre la première émission diffusée en France, saison 14 wheeler dealer occasion à saisir avec le nouveau technicien Ant ANSTEAD.

    Sincèrement techniquement il n’est pas à la hauteur de Edd CHINA de plus ce monsieur en fait des tonnes, c’est plus un showman…

    C’est dommage, j’espère quand même qu’on aura l’occasion de nouveau à revoir une émission Tv en France avec bien sûr Edd et Mike ou Edd CHINA seul… (On ne change pas une équipe qui gagne !)

  10. Yeah to be honest the show will not be the same without you I can't get into it anymore. You wrenching on the cars is what made the show for me. You will be missed

  11. Очень жаль что Эд покинул этот проект! Но потерял не он а потеряли его! После ухода Эда из проекта, передачи перестали быть интересным! Больше я не смотрю эти передачи.

  12. Merci pour toutes ces années je suis vraiment déçu de ne plus vous voir dans les nouvelles saison snifff ( un français )

  13. Wheeler dealers dans Ed China ce n’est plus wheeler dealers😢
    Du coup je vais m’abonner à sa chaîne pour continuer à contempler son travail😍

  14. just watched a few episodes and my god !!!! that fat guy was soooo annoying – Edd did all the work ! Good luck mate !

  15. Goddamn capitalist destroed my dream!I dreamed someday i visit U.K. to buy bmw m5 restored by Edd hands and i'll pay them as much as they ask!!!

  16. It is not wheeler dealers without you. You have taught me so much. I worked my way in to a graduate degree in chemistry repairing exotic cars. You are astounding in you depth of fidelity to quality repair.

  17. Just can't get on with the new show, it's like eating bread without butter. Ed is without doubt the best of the TV mechanics and I can see his point about his role in the show. QAll the best Mr China sir and we hope to see more of you in the future.

  18. Edd was always the educating moment in each episode of Wheelers. The other gay was a pine in the …, and an overblown ballon of hot air – and allways putting himself in focus. I shall mis Edd and his openmainded person – best of luck to you from me here ind DEnamrk

  19. I'm not that surprised ed has left and it's such a shame and he is absolutely right, if your going to do a job then do it right and propper and I must say Mike just turned into a complete dick all he did in the end was talk up about what easy and little work he did on the cars. Oh well I'd just like to say nice one ed you jumped at the right time and Mike stop being a dick. I hope ed China can do he's own show at some point I'm eager to see. If you red all this thank you and I hope you can see my point.😎😎😎 have a great day 😎😎😎

  20. Pourquoi il a arrêté la nouvelle saison !!!! Il est super bon le nouveau est nul avec ces grimaces débile et aussi ces commentaires je ne regarde plus il est agaçant à fuir il n'a pas les mêmes conpetensses !!!!

  21. i strickly know nothing about mecanics and cars but i loved so mucj Wheeler Dealer with Ed, i learned from him, he is so a pedagogic teacher! So bad he stopped but i understand why. It was such a pleasure on sunday morning to watch Wheeler dealer!

  22. I don't know what was the reason but He shouldn't leave Wheeler Dealers The series are still good but not the same Just saying BTW Love the British Accent

  23. Comment from France..
    ED is the Master piece of the show. Great teacher. Mechanic Artist ..thank you so much ED to give us good time and show us your skills ..

  24. Definitely what got me watching the show. Most shows have a rusty car, with production magic, within 10 minutes, it’s a completely restored car. I guess you were teaching too much Ed, sorry they’re assholes. But I’m not sorry I won’t be watching it unless you come back.

  25. Now it's gone to USA it's gone to shite,who seen the escort cosworth episode? ,total bullshite,just wanted a escort cosworth on programme so FAKE….

  26. Interesting Brewer interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-1p1kDoOPM

    Did you really try to talk Ant Anstead out of replacing you and kill off Wheeler Dealers? From the interview it sounds as though you became a bit of a Prima Donna but then I'm not sure how much we should believe of what Brewer says.

  27. Adorava o programa jóia sobre rodas aqui no Brasil e sinto muita falta do Edd China de como ele explicava à parte técnica até um leigo entendia onde ele estiver desejo muito sucesso!

  28. Спасибо тебе Эдд! Всегда было интересно смотреть Махинаторов с твоим участием!

  29. A big hug from Cosra Rica! 🇨🇷🇨🇷
    You are the best, like Roger Moore as 007!

  30. Thae new guy Ant, is bloody good, better than Edd, but what gets me is why is a British programme with the all that we have been told about Britsih culture,, engineering now Amercian? This doe seem like the addage the American Indian, Moari, Aboriginal, and East Indians said that white man, Englander speaks with fork tounge.

  31. I not e the XCP is there where in early days there was no product placement. Edd was the Producer of Weeler Dealers, and as such he cant say he did all the work! he brought it on to himself!

  32. We will miss you Edd … the show will not be the same without you … you are the best … I continue to follow you on youtube … Congratulations for what you do, good luck.
    Pascal from Belgium

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