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  • Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    As above really. Met the guy and Mr Brewer at the classic car show a few years ago, both were truly lovely and down to earth. Shame , and I hope Edd does something good next.
    Anyone know who will replace him?

    Premier Icon dallas95
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    Ant Anstead, see link.

    Mike Brewer gains a new co-host as Edd China leaves Wheeler Dealers

    Shame, I liked Edd. Will see how it works with Ant.

    jekkyl
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    hold the front page!

    zanelad
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    I like both Edd and Ant. I worry that Ant is not as good a mechanic as Edd. He certainly sees good work done on the cars he’s restored but I wonder how much he does and how much is farmed out to specialists. Edd seemed to do it all himself.

    bikebouy
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    Ah ha.

    I’ve enjoyed the show to date, in fact the corvette stingray one has just been on.

    I wonder what Ed will do next, hope it’s as entertaining as WD has been.

    shifter
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    Should’ve added Ant and ditched Brewer!

    STATO
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    I feel sorry for Paul.

    enfht
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    He’s gone into partnership with Aaron Kaufman.

    scruff
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    Is Ant the one who never mentioned working in F1?

    Mister P
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    Edd seemed to do it all himself.

    Maybe in the very early days but I bet he didn’t do all the rubbing down and bodywork prep in later series.

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1549918/fullcredits/miscellaneous

    There’s a few mechanics listed.

    Mister P
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    “Old out yer and. You just bought yourself a crackin little mota”

    poolman
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    I like the show, isnt edd china 6ft 7 or something, remember when he did the sprite and on the test drive his head was above the windscreen. His website showed novelty vehicles last time i looked.

    Premier Icon Steelsreal
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IB15T1LYiY[/video]

    bikebouy
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    Ha, good man.

    finbar
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    Sad news, but good for him for standing by his principles. Sounds like Wheeler Dealers will be turning into another Pimp My Ride/Counting Cars…

    WTF
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    Edd was the program and although Mike’s a bit of a tosser the show did work well but maybe ran out of steam a bit so Edds probably seen the light.
    He can now come and fix my car anytime, especially at his rates.

    jimjam
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    Hang on…you mean they’ve replaced Edd with sexy Edd from Channel 4’s Dealer Wheelers? It’ll never work.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    Shame that he’s left, the very bits they are reducing are the parts I enjoyed the most!

    Klunk
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    he looks tired.

    onionmk
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    He finally had enough of being given bangers and being expected to turn them into A1 showpieces while the other chap puts his feet up.

    wilburt
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    I think he’s right the detailed work he does are the best bits, it won’t last long as wallpaper tv.

    Some nice product placing for ctek and xcp products in that little video – he learnt a few tricks from discovery before he left…

    Edukator
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    It’s so worldwide I’ve never watched an English version.

    Madame loves it. Wideboy car shark buys a pile of trouble and Edd sorts it with hours of hard work (some of which one suspects is done by others) and a touch of genius, and they turn in a profit which would be a loss on many of the cars for any real business as the labour costs quoted are totally unrealistic. Get a quote from Edd to build you one of his barmy mobile furniture things for real labour rates.

    It works because Edd is competent and stoically enthusiastic whatever the annoying one turns up with. No Edd, no watch.

    bikebouy
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    No Edd, no watch

    Yep, sums it up for me too.

    But glad to hear there are programs up to season 12.. currently season 10’s being show so a little while to go until I find something else to watch.

    Premier Icon angeldust
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    hold the front page!

    LOL No need 😀

    mogrim
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    It works because Edd is competent and stoically enthusiastic whatever the annoying one turns up with. No Edd, no watch.

    Have to give the new guy a chance, although I suspect Edd’s message about the dumbing down of the show will prove to be the end of the series. Like everyone else on this thread the bit I like is how the cars are restored, and if they cut that…

    newrobdob
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    Haven’t watched vid yet but I will do. Shame he’s leaving.

    Lots of people miss the point of WD. It isn’t about the profit at the end, it’s about showing you how to do things on cars so you can buy a cheaper one yourself and maintain it; or at least have enough knowledge to instruct a garage to do it for you if it’s beyond you.
    Each “fix” would be shown and generally a cost given if you needed to have a garage do it.
    The profit angle is really there to show you to keep an eye on costs and don’t spend more than it’s worth!!
    I love the show as it gave me the confidence to fix my own cars and then go on to buy an older car I’ve always wanted and look after it.
    Mike gave good advice on how to buy the cars and I love his passion for using local engineering places and local skilled craftsmen, plus buying 2nd hand bits rather than just buying new bits from a dealer. He probably has more knowledge and experience about the used car trade than everyone who views this site put together – his family are the same too.
    They haven’t always got it 100% right but overall it’s entertaining and informative in equal measure and I hope it doesn’t change much. If Edd starts his own show on YouTube or similar it will be very popular.

    trail_rat
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    Well if it follows the format of all other discovery shows it will be along the lines of

    *Intense music*

    *If mike can’t find ant xyz rare part will this build be a bust*

    *Ad break*

    *Can mike find ant xyz rare but*

    *Mike and ant have a fight*

    *More intense music*

    For me edd makes the show for sure. How ever many of his fixes are not first take. For example the range rover with the dodgy injector loom. – aye he just happened to have a good(£250) injector for test purposes …….Or more likely he saw a dead injector just like everyone else would and bought a new one that didn’t help.

    🙂 Saab 96 in the back of ant vid!

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    I’m holding out for a Colin Furze / Edd China special where they get hold of a big enough set of Engines and persuade Guy Marrtin to drive the UK somewhere warmer.

    bikebouy
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    Well, have to say this..

    I’m not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination ..

    But Ed had a TTmk1 in a few seasons ago with a knackered gearbox (remember that?) well the dash display LED readout was pixelated, typical Audi TT problem.. well Ed undid three screws and unclipped the connections and sent Mike to get the screen changed. I had no idea companies existed that do this kinda thing, I had no idea taking the clocks out of a TT was so easy..

    So I did mine, saved me £300.

    Just shows how easy the show is to follow 🙂

    allthepies
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    I did once see Edd driving a sofa on the local roads 🙂

    Lots of people miss the point of WD. It isn’t about the profit at the end,

    Profit? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode that’s factored in the labour costs of edds spanner welding.
    If it were a business, it would have shut down after the first car.
    It would be much better as a how cheaply can we do a half assed job of fixing this car type show.
    Nice to watch though with a slow half hour to kill as a rough guide for home mechanics

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Have to give the new guy a chance, although I suspect Edd’s message about the dumbing down of the show will prove to be the end of the series.

    I doubt it. The producers are right, dumbed down TV is what the (international) audience wants. Just look at all the other Discovery shows.

    Bad news for anyone who actually watched it because they found the mechanics interesting though! (Did ANYONE actually watch it for MB?!) sounds like Edd has some ideas for doing other stuff though so all is not lost.

    Klunk
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    Well if it follows the format of all other discovery shows it will be along the lines of

    don’t forget the deadline…. will they get the work done before… oh no disaster with hours left before… yawn.

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Like the others feel here, the best parts of this programme are Edd’s bits.

    They could sack Mike off and I wouldn’t miss him.

    They could incorporate Edd into a ‘fixing things’ bit on Top Gear, or get him in as the new Captain Slow! 😀

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    It’s a great shame – I love Wheeler Dealers, but skim the Mike Brewer “‘OLD OUT YER ‘AND, I’VE BOUGHT A LOVELY MOTOR” stuff and start each one as the car arrives at the workshop. Then switch off once it’s done and the hilariously staged “buyer” (one of the production crew’s mates) looks it over and makes an offer.

    The bit in between, actually working on the cars and Ed explaining what he’s doing, is great. The labour cost thing is moot – it’s supposed to be jobs that a competent enthusiast amateur could do themselves, stuff like resprays or gearbox rebuilds get sent off elsewhere and paid for.

    Hoping he does more for youtube, along the lines of what Mike Finnegan does on his own channel when he’s not making Roadkill.

    servo
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    I feel sorry for Paul.

    They had to let him go as he talked too much…

    Premier Icon Matt24k
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    I watch WD whilst on the turbo trainer. I sprint through the Brewer bits so I can’t hear him. Then lower the resistance for Ed’s bit. I’m either going to get knackered or stop watching it. Car SOS is now a better show.

    whitestone
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    Who? What?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Wheeler Dealers will continue on the Velocity Channel who bought the format for an unusually low price, re-built the cylinder heads, had it re-sprayed and sold it for a profit margin that didn’t really seem to account for all the work put into it.

    😆

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    lol @ Sandwich’s link.

    So I’m not the only one who fast forwards through the little gobshite’s bit to get to Edd doing something of actual interest.
    I don’t mind Ant Anstead but think the new format will suck and move away from the actual interesting bits of the show.

    Think I’ll have to deal with the rubbishness of the 4oD app and watch Car SOS instead now.

    d4
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    If they need evidence that people are interested in the details of fixing /building cars then you only need to look at Bad Obsessions project Binky on youtube. Only a tad slower than a WD build.

    Car SOS is soooooo much better than WD.

    Tim and Fuzz are a much more genuine pairing and the banter between them is grand.

    Though I do think that 90% of the car owners know exactly what’s going on.

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