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Why Edd China was right to quit Wheeler Dealers

Published 23 March 2017

It’s no surprise that the departure of mechanic Edd China from hit TV show Wheeler Dealers has caused such an outcry. For an entire generation of petrolheads raised on modern motors that discouraged driveway mechanics, Wheeler Dealers was their first glimpse at the oily bits of cars.

Mike might have got to do all the glamorous buying and selling stuff, but what went on in Edd’s workshop was the real reason people tuned in. Edd’s work was entertaining and educational. But most of all, it was inspiring. Here was someone who demystified the increasingly complicated workings of cars – and gave us hope that we could also work successfully on cars.

At a time when modern manufacturers favour replacement over repair, when schools shy away from teaching almost any kind of useful engineering practices, and when there are genuine fears about the skills needed for classic car restoration dying out, Edd was a shining light.

China repeatedly proved that you didn’t necessarily need deep pockets to revive a classic car – and that much of the revival work could be done if you were willing to put the hours in.

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Sadly, it was the production company’s desire to cut back on the ‘hands-on’ aspect of the programme that led to Edd’s decision to quit. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Edd said, ‘… 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 [the production company] feel should be reduced. ‘

It’s true, the workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make. And reducing their substance and role will save a lot of time, effort and therefore money. But without seeing what goes on in the workshop, Wheeler Dealers would never have become one of the biggest motoring TV shows on the planet.

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John Doneghan    on 23 March 2017

Absolutely spot on. I watch Wheeler Dealers for the mechanics,not Mike. If Velocity want to reduce the time showing the mechanics of the cars then I truly believe that this is the beginning of the end for Wheeler Dealers. People are'nt going to want to sit and watch Mike Brewer for the majority of the show. Hopefully when viewing figures start to drop,this is just to save money remember, maybe Velocity might change their minds,I doubt it.
Changing a winning formula usually means its not a good thing to do,but.......

John D.

   on 23 March 2017

Edd is the reason I watch the show. I often skip the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes - just watch Edd's 40 minutes! Much less likely to watch now.

paul jenkins    on 11 September 2017

Snap me too

Ron Evans    on 6 November 2017

Agree. I’ve watched three episodes with Ant, and it seems like WD has just turned in to a clone of all the terrible car shows produced in USA.

Main points of departure from a great show:
1. No longer produced in UK.
2. Edd no longer there. (Probably refused to get a tattoo)
3. The cars. I never had a poster of a 1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero.

It was a special show, and I have 50-60 shows on my DVR. They’re also available on Netflix and YouTube.

I never get tired of watching them!

Paul M Masterson    on 23 March 2017

I am an enthusiastic follower of this program for its entire history. I think that the combination of Mikes retail skills and Ed's mechanical skills makes the program a great success. Unfortunately there is a long history of talentless suits destroying successful business. How about Fred Goodwin and RBS ,and Mercedes accountants destroying their reliability by cutting suppliers margins. No doubt they will save money,but they will wreck the program.

   on 23 March 2017

You tube and Edd China. The two necessities of back yard wrench turning.

Truely a mistake by velocity. During a time when "reality programming" revolves more around personality quirks and bombastic behaviors, Wheeler Dealers has always been my breath of fresh air.

   on 23 March 2017

I don't know a spark plug from a bath plug, but I watch Ed and am absolutely fascinated by how simple he makes it look. I could never understand why his own labour was never factored in to the final costing and the vehicles sold were far too cheap. But I loved the programme and realised that underneath, a Bently and a Ford were much the same and one was a sensible price for parts, the other wasn't. Good luck Ed.

   on 24 March 2017

i fast forward thru the brewer bits so i don't think i will bother with the program any more

   on 24 March 2017

I'm not sure the production types at Velocity know exactly why Wheeler Dealers was a hit! They don't understand car people.

I loved the mix of 'dealing' by Mike and the 'wheeling' by Edd. Removing one part or another just wrecks the idea and the draw of the program. Personally I like Ant Anstead, but we need more programs that demystify the 'oily bits', not fewer.

I do hope it doesn't just become another Velocity/Discovery reality TV show about personalities, rather than products. We have too many of those already (Gas Monkey Garage, Counting Cars, Graveyard Cars, etc)

Campbell Cumming    on 24 March 2017

I've thoroughly enjoyed watching the programme and will keep an keen eye on Edd's youtube channel. As a Technical (Design and Technology) teacher in Scotland one of the subjects I teach is Engineering Science and Wheeler Dealers has helped me so much. I often refer to the programme when teaching. I do not shy away from talking about useful engineering practices, I actively seek them and I'll continue to watch Edd's mechanical mastery and enthuse about engineering to my pupils. Good luck with your new adventures Edd.

Maltozo    on 24 March 2017

Totally agree with most comments. A programme with MB just 'tooling around' in his often juvenile, irritable manner is not a programme I would want to watch. How many such similar progs have also been ruined by their inevitable 'mediarisation', hamming it up call it what you like? Reality programmes are cheap to make in the first place, that's why there are so many around but to then make cuts. Well, says it all doesn't it? Just save a heap more money and cut the whole 'new' show!

alan mackay    on 24 March 2017

the only reason to watch was edd bit, little fat fud running around shouting always just fast forward through.
a bit like the car sos and the big tit and fuzz the talent .

john.    on 19 September 2017

Alan Mackay,well said,and my sentiments exactly.

Joe Machado    on 24 March 2017

Edd China is an amazing guy. I have learned so much by watching the shows and following his detailed explanations. Mike is nothing without him. He, at best. is a mediocre car salesman that most of the time cannot close a deal. I am willing to bet that seaon 14 will be the last for Wheeler Dealers. I am looking forward to see Edd pop up somewhere in a new show.

Sam Boyd    on 31 July 2019

I agree with 1 exception,Mike was indeed someone, a COMPLETE IDIOT,HE KNEW NOTHING about cars or buying andselling.just a dolt.

   on 24 March 2017

I think Wheeler Dealers worked well with both Edd and Mike, they worked well together ... and if had been 90 minutes with more Edd stuff, it would have been even better!

Ljschalm    on 24 March 2017

As a gear head most of my life, Edd China gave me the confidence that tackling tough jobs was well within my reach. His ability to create this atmosphere was the core of the show. There are tons of Mike Brewers on TV, but very few Edd Chinas.

Discovery has done us all a disservice. If they think we tune in for South Beach Classic type shows they are seriously wrong.

Hopefully, Edd will show up elsewhere continuing the spirit of inspiring us the work with the oily bits...

old grumpy    on 24 March 2017

Well that's the end of another excellent car show. Edd was the saving grace of the show & held it together. Can't imagine 60 minutes of Brewer playing the idiot, good lord save us that. You only have to look what happened to Top Gear after the boys left or in one case, got the sack, a total disaster. Not worth switching the tv on to watch it. Why can't these tv companies get it right. That show Car SOS is another example. True enthusiast & talented mechanic Fuzz Townsend having to put up with that annoying clot & more to the point, we having to put up with him. Oh well I guess we'll have to suffer more of the American rubbish if we choose to watch it. Not me though.

Sigismund Pyssemolde    on 24 March 2017

I can imagine few things worse than allowing Mike Brewer more airtime - what annoying d***** which already spews forth from the "wheeler dealer" has blighted an otherwise extremely watchable programme for years. Without the detailed workshop pieces, and someone as clearly knowledgeable as Edd China to present them, the programme will be even more unwatchable than new Top Gear.

Joe Larsen    on 24 March 2017

Velocity would rather show old fogeys who have unspeakable amounts of money buying classic cars that the average Joe couldn't buy in a lifetime,throwing away their Viagra cause they get semi boners over a car.Bring back Edd China ,so we can see affordable repairs on average cars!

Robert Newton    on 24 March 2017

Why on earth change a formula that works. Idiots!

Barry Goldberg    on 24 March 2017

I discovered "Wheeler Dealers" about two months ago when surfing the how-to auto shows on "Velocity." With the loss of the many Saturday morning vehicle programs last year and prior to, "Wheeler Dealers"- and most specifically- Edd China- was a true find...
I could care less about what Mike Brewer has to do and say, save his supplying Edd with the proper parts for an ongoing episode. What Mike lacks in personality, Edd more than makes up for...
Edd performs his tasks with alacrity, personality, and is just so damn good at EVERYTHING he does. I read all the blogs prior to writing mine and agree with what everyone has to voice. Without Edd, there is no show. I have to remind myself from time-to-time that he does what he does with a camera- or two- in his face...
Edd does it all, from welding in a piece of sheet metal where rust once took its place, to performing countless tasks- in a logical manner- to determine why an engine won't start, or run, or run smoothly and effectively...
My bottom-line is: Edd, you will be sorely missed. I strongly hope you will reappear- on your own show, the "Edd China Hour." Until then, it's just a matter of time until I reset my DVR to not record all episodes of "Wheeler Dealers."...
Edd would do remarkably well in a classroom dedicated to teaching auto mechanics, except he would be grossly underpaid for his talent and rapport...
Respectfully submitted,
Barry Goldberg

   on 24 March 2017

I am very sorry that Edd is leaving Wheeler Dealers. The chemistry between Edd and Mike made the show entertaining It is a family show that appealed to everyone who is interested in automobiles and their operation and repair. I enjoyed Mike's wheeling and dealing as much as I did Edd's instructional mechanical work. The show will not be the same without Edd. I wish him and Mike well, but I fear that Wheeler Dealers will now disappear from the airwaves. I look forward to any new programs that Edd may begin. Maybe he and Mike can come up with another program. So sad to see you go Edd. Good luck Mike.

   on 24 March 2017

I watch wheeler dealers to see Ed work his magic on the ramp & because it's not clotted with brands. It's gritty down to earth engineering at its best. Ed my old China you will move on to bigger and much better things. Personally I will be giving their new advertising show a miss.

   on 25 March 2017

British Television vs American TV. British = Knowledge, Learning, Entertainment. American = Entertainment. When Gordon Ramsay had k****** Nightmares produced in the UK, I loved the show as it actually taught you how to run a business and the details that went into it. When it moved to the US I stopped. They made Gordon Ramsay more pompous and for me, they destroyed the show.

I have been watching Wheeler Dealers for more than 10 years and only because of Edd China. The Americans are taking out the educational aspect of teaching and showing which is what the USP of the show was. Now it may become another "Overhaulin", without any substance. I hope I am wrong.

   on 25 March 2017

From the first show I turned in some 11yrs ago, I found a refreshing difference in "auto-restoration" TV. As an American car lover, Wheeler Dealers introduced me to a whole new world of automotive makes and models which I have found very enjoyable. Edd is a master at simplifying the otherwise complicated world of back-yard mechanic and it's a shame that Big TV lacks the understanding to leave a good recipe alone.
Mike is entertaining and was a significant reason for the success of the show, but you can't have "Laurel" without "Hardy".
Good-bye to my favorite car show and good luck to both, perhaps a do-over is in their future.

The GalleGroup

Andrew Wunder    on 25 March 2017

I am done with the show. Simple... No Ed not interested. Somebody please give Ed a show of his own.. Hurry

paul collins    on 25 March 2017

Without the workshop bit and Ed China doing his stuff this show will become boring!

I only watch it for the workshop bits.

Sad day indeed!

Sandro Leandro    on 25 March 2017

I have a feeling Amazon has just scored yet another jackpot, thanks to ignorant, greedy TV execs. Watch this space...

Steve Blagg    on 25 March 2017

No one at Velocity seems to know what makes a good car show. The ONE decent show they had in their lineup, they couldn't leave well enough alone--so they bought it from Attaboy, turned it into a shell of its former self over the last couple seasons, and have now driven it into the ground completely by making it yet another ridiculous "car" show that's more about fake workshop drama and less about the true attraction of the show- Edd fiddling with the spanners.
See ya Wheeler Dealers, it's been a fabulous 13 seasons (well a fabulous 11 and a mediocre couple.) I certainly hold no ill will toward Mike or Ant and wish them the best, but it just won't be the same. Thanks Velocity for tanking a show you had no business messing with.

Roland Krost    on 25 March 2017

I have been watching WD since the first series when the budget was an eye watering £1000 to buy and restore the car!!
Watch those episodes now and compared to the latest ones the production values/budgets were obviously much lower. But that doesn't take away from their appeal and charm. To go from those early days to where they are now is an epic achievement and testament to the show's formula. Regardless of your opinions of Mike he has been a very large part in the show's success.

So why change that formula? Sadly it's the 'American Way' to use a successful platform as the basis for maximising the income and commercial potential of that platform. Nothing wrong with that if it stays true to the original. Sadly the outcome is often negative and I believe that's what will happen here. I'm also a big F1 fan and fear for the future of that for similar reasons. (Not that F1 is perfect as it is I know.) Only time will tell if it survives. Ant Anstead is a good replacement for Edd but I don't know if he has the same hands on engineering approach. Ant may just save the show. But I don't think it will be the same in the future, take Top Gear as an example.

Sad but understandable that Edd is going. Regardless of the change of direction he has been involved for a long time on the show and maybe it is time to move on to pastures new. Good luck to him whatever he goes on to do. Thanks to him for sticking with it for so long and I'll look forward to keeping up with his future exploits.

John Denison    on 25 March 2017

the drop in audience will get the advertisers attention but then it will be too late .

Hdjsj    on 25 March 2017

I think this has something to do with mike brewers ego
He seems to enjoy the limelight and big himself up

In my view an old school, out of date used car salesman

The kind we can do without!

Irvine    on 3 July 2017

Hdjsj, you are absolutely spot on -- MB has an ego the size of a house, and he loves the limelight. A couple of years ago, I saw him on stage at the Birmingham Classic Car Show, and it was dreadful - I had to walk away. MB is so full of himself. As bad as Clarkson.

juck    on 26 March 2017

PLease sign the petition and share! Let's get Ed China on Top Gear!

Laurieb    on 26 March 2017

As so many have said, Edd was the real reason for watching WD. I learned so much from watching Edd's methodical, practical and expert methods. It won't be WD without him. He was serious about the show's premise of teaching rather than presenting drama. He made it a reality show without the usual "reality" show staged silliness.

Clive James    on 26 March 2017

Mike Brewer was entertaining and very watchable but, Ed's knowledge, skill and presentation made the show different, fun and brilliantly entertaining. Many would say valuable as viewers would gain something from Ed in terms of elementary mechanics. To have the skills that Ed clearly has takes years but, to be able to present and demonstrate this is on TV is a real talent.
C James

john 9021    on 26 March 2017

Clive you are right in every aspect about Ed. Unfortunately the show will never be the same without Ed he was like a teacher that students would like and his methods were second to none.

It was also obvious that he loved the show and put his heart and soul into it. When someone takes a car today for a service I always wonder how it comes back so quickly but its easy to tick a box and stamp a book where Ed would take his time and do the job efficiently. I possibly will not watch the show again but will look for Ed
Ed take care and the best of luck.

Mr Kevin Hill    on 26 March 2017

A Real sad loss to the programme. Typical of American's taking on a British programme and turning it for the American Market. Shame on them. When are they going to learn that T.V. entertainment is not about the cost it is about the content. I just hope Ed can manage to start another show with British cars for the British Public. We are very thin on the ground when it comes to showing us petrol heads how to work on cars and I have thoroughly enjoyed Ed's contribution to this of the last few years. Good Luck Ed.

Ralph Edelbach    on 26 March 2017

I too am disappointed to see that WD has lost Edd China.

Even though we had to live in a fantasy world where Edd's skill and labor was not calculated into the costs to restore a vehicle, making any "profits" imaginary to a large extent, it was a very enjoyable show. Edd and Mike seemed to get along well, at least what was shown on TV.

Edd was very gracious in explaining why he choose to leave the show. Like many others, I wish him the best of luck in the future.

However, none of us should be surprised that Velocity or whoever decided they are not making enough $$$ and either automate or off-shore as many of their production costs as they can. Republicans and capitalists call that progress.

I anxiously await seeing what Donald will do to stop that from happening in the future now that he is in charge. After all, he is a very smart person.

Tom Silzer    on 27 March 2017

Tom Silzer, S&S BUGGIES,
The instructional part of Wheeler Dealers is what made the show for me. Also, I appreciate the fact that WD did not allow the the 4 letter vocabulary to portray mechanics as people whose language is limited to 4 letter words. Then the producers replace the 4 letter words with beeps that draw attention to the fact that another mechanic has succumbed to the use of profanity rather than intellectual verbage. I have been a mechanic all my life, and I don't like TV people potraying mechanics as illiterate, foul mouthed low lifes. I really apprecite Edd's nonuse of this language up until lately when they started adding this language in the credits. There is NO PLACE FOR THIS 4 LETTER GARBAGE on TV.

EDD, please let me know what will be your next TV show is so I can watch some decent car show TV programs without language and the conflict and drama the TV producers think people want to watch. I much prefer people working together to achieve a goal. I can name many shows that have died because the writers think viewers want to see conflict. There is no place for that drama in the workplace and this was never allowed in my shop. I have worked as a Mechanical Project Engineer in 25 diiferent countries, and I never allowed that on any of my job sites. In 50 years, no one was ever hurt working for me.

James Winter    on 27 March 2017

I watched the program from the beginning and it wasn't to see Mike it was to listen and see how Edd worked on the cars showing us how easy it was to keep cars on the road if it wasn't for Edd many of my mates wouldn't have there cars still and my dad wouldn't of had his old yacht engine rebuilt by me

Roger Dixon    on 27 March 2017

Obviously Velocity's dipstick does not go to the bottom of the sump. Any fool can sell a car,BUT it takes skill to repair it.

   on 27 March 2017

Edd was the best part of the show and watching him solve problems reminded me of how I learned to solve problems and do the work. I do like other customization and restoration shows on Velocity, but this was the best.

Barry Mallard    on 27 March 2017

They have said it all!
The show was brilliant, but as is almost inevitable in modern times, do-nothing, nobody accountants, and producers who talk the talk but never listen, have ruined the day.
These people are always on Transmit, never on Receive!
Another one of TV's great shows gone.
Nobody but nobody wants to watch the Pratt Brewer pretending to be a lad, and just about everybody I know fast-forwards his bits, so I suspect with Ed gone, we won't even bother to switch on.
Good luck Ed, but I am afraid that Wheeler Dealers, like the old Top Gear, will be consigned to the pulp TV bin from now on.
Well done Velocity, not that you will ever consider your clients, I hope you go broke!

oldskoolkel    on 27 March 2017

Velocity Idiots, No disrespect to Mr Brewer as I think the paring works really well, and is a very watchable show. but as already said hundreds of times above my comment, why change what works? People watch for the simplified mechanics on the great old classic cars - it is 100% why I watch and record the shows. I am sure Mr China will pop up elsewhere and WD will just eventually disappear.
surely ruining a show doesn't save money, surely once no one watches it anymore that must be losing them money?
I for one will give it a miss once the mechanics side of the show dwindles, so that is another viewer gone.....

RJP41    on 27 March 2017

Typical management interference in things they do not fully under stand we see it in a lot of things up to government etc.As a time served ex mechanic I found it interesting to see Edd solve problems and carry out fixes that was the show like others have said more recently to much American stuff ,we need to see old UK classics brought back to life it was the only reason I watched it not for a silly sales person trying to be funny (not ) .Iam sure Edd will find hopefully his own show there is a huge classic market and growing in this country good luck

Nolan E Hargrave    on 27 March 2017

Glad to see him go. He hates America and especially Americans. But, he is doing well for a grease monkey......

Bilboman    on 29 March 2017

Hardly a grease monkey. Edd has an engineering degree, is the managing director of two companies, holds six Guinness World Records and he is an experienced special effects technician, mechanic and until very recently has been co-presenter of the world's biggest motoring programme.

Steve Stevenson    on 27 March 2017

The show's interest to me is the synergy between Mike's skill in acquiring cars AND parts, and then Edd's talent in repair, making it easy to understand his repairs, and sometimes redeeming Mike's purchases. And who wouldn't want Edd to work in their car? In this case 1 + 1 equals MUCH more than 2. Sadly, Velocity will upset viewers on both sides of the pond with this change.

Greg Cundiff    on 27 March 2017

Mike's a nice guy. I enjoy watching him get all excited over a test drive or trying a hand at running a media blaster or rebuilding a gadget. But I tune in to watch Ed snap on his gloves and get to work. He's the high school auto shop teacher I never had.

   on 27 March 2017

This article is spot on. The last 13 years of my life, I have enjoyed this show with the highlight being watching Edd showing how to fix these things, and what you can do in your garage vs what you need to have a professional do. It's a shame that the show will never be the same without Edd's fixes...

Grahame Cowan    on 27 March 2017

I am disappointed that Mike Brewer did not leave the show with ED!! Do a British Bake off type of thing, another production company would have picked them up on their terms. Would not bad mouth Mr Brewer as he did contribute to the show, there was an opportunity for them both to put themselves in the shop window which alas has not been taken!

Yawner    on 27 March 2017

Huge mistake by Velocity. I just can't understand the rationale. "Lets buy something that works really well, is popular and tried and tested. Then we'll change it! Briliant!".

zedicus    on 27 March 2017

C'est vraiment dommage, je regarde depuis quelques mois en France Weeler dealers, et j'adore! Le départ de Edd prouve une fois de plus que la production n'a rien compris aux attentes de ses téléspectateurs! Edd tu va me manquer!

André Zlobinski    on 27 March 2017

Absolutely spot on. I watch Wheeler Dealers for the mechanics,not Mike. If Velocity want to reduce the time showing the mechanics of the cars then I truly believe that this is the end for Wheeler Dealers.
It's the biggest mistake they made.
I do not understand that Mike also would quit.
They should start over in the UK as it was.
Not the last series where the tryed to be funny on the show,
Also someting from Velosity.
Be your selfs, that was the power of the show.

I will miss it as hell,

For me, it kept me on track in my Illness when I layed day's, weeks and monthts in bed and Wheeler dealers was my almost only comfort to go on !!.
And now this.
A verry verry big loss, at least for me, and I think for many more.
I still hoped that Wheelr Dealers would go on for maybe 10 Years more.

But Edd, I wish you alle the best and hopefully you can start an show of your own like Wheeler Dealers and maybe, maybe Mike will wake up, or his wife will wake him up,and do it together with AttaBoy angain.
What a loss.
Remember Top Gear, that also was a Fiasco at the restart.

Ron Wasmuth    on 27 March 2017

I own a 1974 Triumph Spitfire and have spent a considerable amount of time restoring it. I learned a lot from Edd and he also gave me confidence.
The only reason that I watched the show was to see him perform his miracles in the shop. I only wish I had even a quarter of the knowledge and expertise that Edd possesses.
Even my wife, who has zero interest in mechanics, watched the show with me often simply because of Edd China.
It is sad to see him leave, but I don't blame him. As for me, I'm gone, too. No more Wheeler Dealers on my schedule.
I'm looking forward to seeing Edd on his Utube videos.

Mike Jackson    on 27 March 2017

Wheeler Dealers will be rubbish with less mechanical repairs being featured, why do Velocity not understand that it is the USP of the show, it is why it has survived and become a world class show. We get sick and b***** tired of false jeopardy and unrealistic time limits and presenters who act the fool. What Ed has done is make it real without being condescending, it is not dumbed down to the lowest common denominator and does not have to be. I truly admire Ed for his integrity and I will follow him wherever he goes next and will consign the new Wheeler Dealers to the also ran pile.

Jim Clark    on 27 March 2017

Edd China = class act. He has been a true gentleman all through this announcement and the backlash.

I will miss WD I the future, but we have Edd's next project(s) to look forward to enjoying, who knows, with free creative control Edd may really boggle our minds.

Gary Graham    on 27 March 2017

Among my past cars, I owned a '47 Ford, '31 Chevy, '71 TR-6, 2 TR-4A, '01 Corvette, and currently own '15 Corvette Stingray. I learned something. On event WD show from Edd China. Could care less about the rest. Let us know what show Edd is on and I'm a viewer.

Thanassis Parnassas    on 27 March 2017

The show wasn't the same since it moved to California. Is was obvious the production wanted to reduce Edd's contribution. Personally I already missed the European character of the show. Edd, I am sure you will find a better home, where we will be able to enjoy your incredible engineering and spirit!

Carlton Brown    on 27 March 2017

I give WD one more season and they're finished. To remove or reduce the most appealing aspect of the show will be its death knell.

Philip Braithwaite    on 27 March 2017

All a dreadful shame but the writing was on the wall during the last 2 series. I enjoyed the UK based shows with Mike's searching , buying and the trips out to small specialist businesses. Above all it was the chemistry between the two and the UK shows had a less scripted feel about them. Also Edd China restored my confidence as a mechanic, a trade I left 35 years ago. Good luck to both of them.

   on 27 March 2017

Terribly disappointed that Edd left. Please know that many of us American viewers enjoyed Wheeler Dealers the way it WAS, originally! Twenty years ago, there was no shortage of "how-to" auto repair shows on Saturday here in the US. It was like a grown-up version of Saturday morning cartoons. Now it's been overtaken by all these high end classic car auctions and personality-driven "reality" car shows. It's sad to see yet another informative car show become less so...

Jason james    on 27 March 2017

I have met Ed and Mike a few times here in Huntington Beach and feel neither work on their own as Wheeler Dealer. I think both these guys should do a Top Gear and leave the show and start up again on something like Amazon. I would follow them if they did that but have no time for a show ripped apart. Farewell WD and you big lanky b***** ED :-)

Steve Williams    on 27 March 2017

Wheeler dealers is finished now really, the format was perfect, losing some of the workshop airtime is a big mistake. Hope Edd gets a show of his own, come on Amazon.

Johnny Skoust    on 27 March 2017

That just SUX! Edd China will be missed, and Wheeler Dealers will never be the same again. Sadly! :'-(

Adrian worthy    on 27 March 2017

Adrian worthy
I have watched almost every episode of w/d and learnt so many helpfull things from ed
I have met both ed and mike in person and there chemistry both on and off screen was brilliant
Edd leaving will be the slippery slope down hill for the show and i hope that he can make some kind of show on his own
I for one will watch it

   on 27 March 2017

no ed, no watchy . just like the "new" top gear you just can't replace the backbone of the show and expect no-one to notice. typical American corporate mentality, I'll just fiddle with this or that and make it better ... NOT

Norberto Barbieri    on 27 March 2017

Sono un restauratore di Auto D'epoca da 35 anni e ritengo che la figura di Edd China sia fondamentale per la serie.La sua semplicità e competenza in affrontare problemi di officina appassionava a tutti, me compresso. La serie senza di lui a perso di interese

Mark K    on 27 March 2017

Edd was the mainstay of the show, and his mechanics sections of the show were the reason i tuned in. Its an integral part of the show, and with less of it it dilutes the winning formula down to a point where it becomes just a buying and selling program, with the cars just being given a spit and polish inbetween.
I'm sure Ant Anstead will give it his best, as I liked him in "For the love of cars", and he is a formidable mechanic, but without the same amount of in depth "How we did it" for him to work on, I think it will be the death Knell of the program.
I mean, I would watch re-runs of the show time and time again, but I couldn't care less about watching the series that Mike did, "Trading Up", which was him buying and selling with a little bit of him doing the cars up inbetween to get a "supercar"
Thanks.....but No Thanks
Edd, I wish you all the best and hope to see you in your own show.

Dennis McGinley    on 27 March 2017

Penny wise and pound foolish. Wheeler Dealers wasn't broken! It seems that a great future may have been jeopardized by a gaggle of bean counters. It also seems Edd's fans are more loyal than his long time friend, Mike. That's really the sad part.

Craig carling    on 27 March 2017

Why should the oily bits be expensive to make? Mighty car mods have been producing high quality video for years on a shoestring. Edd is the only reason to watch the show. Mike is just the annoying sidekick.

   on 27 March 2017

R.I.P wheeler dealers. Another great show destined to the scrap heap.

John Hanson    on 27 March 2017

It will become a fitters show not a mechanics

gerry1945    on 27 March 2017

Thanks Ed for all the programs, Mike without Ed I think you might find yourself on the dole !

   on 27 March 2017

Show will end up like Top Gear, down the drain. Mike should team up with Edd and not sold out to Velocity. They could have their own new show at any worldwide channel.
I hope, that Edd will continue inspiring us, the driveway mechanics.

Andrew Kidger    on 27 March 2017

Having watched wheeler dealers from the beginning i can't believe Edd is being replaced, Edd's spanner work is the backbone of the show and the reason i watch it and again it all seems to come down to saving money, this is a massive shame, sure Ant Antstead will probably do a good job but without Edd it's just not the same, can't believe Mike is happy just to carry on without Edd, ive lost interest already and I'm sure alot of people will feel the same, NOT HAPPY. GOOD LUCK EDD AND GET A NEW SHOW GOING,IL WATCH IT ALL DAY LONG!!

Edited by Andrew Kidger on 27/03/2017 at 20:31

Hans van Hooijdonk    on 27 March 2017

What a pity that the tall guy has left. He was the anchor man of the show. I hope that international TV producers have recognised Edd's skills and offer him a second career. I am sure that all watchers of Wheeler Dealers will give their support to Edd. The most interesting part of the show was the in detail technical restoration. Edd thank you very much for your fabulous TV work. I will follow your YouTube channel, but hope for your second TV CAReer

Edited by Hans van Hooijdonk on 27/03/2017 at 20:31

   on 27 March 2017

I grew up with a grandfather who did an apprenticeship in motor mechanic and ended up having his own business and a father who also enjoyed working on cars. Edd reminds me so much of these 2 very important people that were in my life that I am so disappointed that he is being so blatantly cut down by the narrow mindedness of the production company just to allegedly save money!!!! Me and my husband watch the programme generally but it will definitely not be the same without him ????????

Neil woodwatd    on 27 March 2017

Both men were an essential part of the show but I always like the early shows where they bought a £1000 banger and turned it into a desirable modern classic. Edd did give me confidence to tackle jobs I wouldn't have considered before. Another great car show ruined.

Bob Faulkner    on 27 March 2017

Velocity apparently do not understand what made the show so popular. After they acquired the production rights, their first action was to cut back on the one thing that made the show worth watching. I couldn't care less about watching Mike buy and sell yet another "crackin' motor", or listening to him overreact during the test drive. The mechanical work was the reason that I tuned in. Edd taught us not only how to fix things, but also how to determine what was causing a problem. Even my wife, who is by no means an automotive enthusiast, watched WD with me because it was entertaining, and Edd explained things in ways that non-automotive types could easily understand. I will give the new show a couple of episodes, but I suspect that Velocity have effectively killed Wheeler Dealers.

Edited by Bob Faulkner on 27/03/2017 at 21:17

Skrill    on 27 March 2017

As an American woman who knows nothing about cars (and doesn't really care either) I actually liked this show. I liked Edd and watching the magic he could work. Sounds like I can take Velocity of my "favorites" list on my remote.

Mark S Maynard    on 27 March 2017

Until Edd came along I would never have tackled a rust spot, now I know how to prep the spot and fill if needed ( a golf ball and a pea). I for one will be watching for coming attractions from Mr China!!

Ronald Rosquist    on 27 March 2017

I always fast forward the first part to the point were Edd starts in and then I get the meat and potatoes. Guess I won't be watching the series any more, dip S@#@.

Conal.G    on 27 March 2017

alan mackay 3 days ago

"little fat fud" superb!!!!!

Ian Allsop    on 27 March 2017

Ed will be sorely missed, his mechanical knowledge is immense,whatever vehicle they had to deal with he sorted them.Hopefully we will see him soon in another great program,it is a shame they are changing the programs format this is what people watch it for.All the best for the future Edd !!

Chas Loew    on 27 March 2017

Edd was the reason I watched the show. I learned some useful tips from him. Edd's part was the essential substance of the show. Edd was the painting and Mike was just the frame. It'll be kinda pointless without him!

   on 27 March 2017

Un programma così senza Edd, è come un film porno senza le scene di sesso... Edd rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori... Il programma affari a quattro ruote così come verrà strutturato avrà vita breve...

   on 27 March 2017

Totally agree, Edd was the only bit of the show worth watching. Brewer sticking out his hand awkwardly trying to buy a car off a lad he found from eBay wasn't why anyone watches. In fact most episodes where the profit was only a couple hundred pounds made me feel like it wasn't fair to the real hard work Edd put into the cars. He didn't o ly make it look good but I saw episodes where he pretty much swapped out every part on a car just so it could turn £500 profit.

allan wynne    on 27 March 2017

be great if a tv company had the balls to do a similar program and hire ed china

All2kool    on 27 March 2017

I watched to see how to fix a car - not how to sell one. Anyone can list and sell off a car. The show will not survive without the in-depth coverage of the repairs.

James Peter Brett    on 28 March 2017

Ed China IS Wheeler Dealers to me.

TBH, I could quite happily miss all the rubbish that Mike Brewer dose in regards to buying and selling (it's not entertaining, skilled, or educational).

TBH I suspect this is the beginning of the end for wheeler dealers, which considering the demise of BBC's Top Gear since the 3 amigo's moved away from the BBC (for one reason or another), Wheeler Dealers has been the only motoring show I find entertaining.

I have tried watching Chasing Classic cars, and the Classic Car show, and tbh I find them as exciting as watching paint dry.

I hope another production company has the good sense to hire Ed China for their show.

Hemi Jim    on 28 March 2017

Well Guess I will not be tuning into this show ever again. Edds' information was always spot on and he also showed an economical way to fix the fiddly bits.

Please post when Edd has his own show. Come to the USA Edd.

allein    on 28 March 2017

the bean counters have won again and it really does not make sense and never will
The show is dead now like many I am not interested in the first ten minutes we know the formula but the work shop is always different problems and interesting how ed fixes them

So if that part is reduced well I will find some thing else to do like paint the house or wash the car sort of thing

Thanks for the great memories

   on 28 March 2017

This is the lamest decision I have ever heard. The best part of the show was Edd. Mikes deals would all be s*** if it wasn't for 80 hours per car of free labor from his buddy who he degradingly calls "son" . Edd deserves his own show anyway. In the meantime- everyone buy some orange gloves from him until he gets that next gig!

Jeffrey Mayer    on 28 March 2017

I started watching here in the USA what a decade ago almost.and was hooked. I rarely record anything, but do WD. The quaint charm of the show was 2 guys, in the UK..buying and fixing up cars to eek out a living. They ham and egged it so well, Mike did the buying with extreme enthusiasm..Edd was the competent mechanic who could pull a rabbit out his fanny when a repair seemed impossible given the budget. The most foolish thing they could have done is "take the money and run" to the US...Then it becomes just another contrived silly scripted stupid cable tv show of tarts repairing a car in America....along with those dimwitted twit females ! It's all about location, location,location..and the show ought to have remained in the UK. When you bring something to the US it gets F__KED UP ! sorry...we asshole Americans think we know best when we barely know nothing.
Find another production company, go back from whence you came from....
NOS " New Old Stock" ..good luck Edd !

Barbara Easton    on 28 March 2017

For me, I gained garage lingo, a new language about cars and how things work. Now when hanging out with my boys I can contribute a bit with possible solutions and understand way more about what they're talking about!! Our catch phrase.... What Would Edd Do... WWEDDD - we need bracelets or bandannas!
Looking forward to both new adventures!

Ekho    on 28 March 2017

Edd is the reason I started watching "Wheeler Dealers" a few months ago. True, Edd & Mikes chemistry is kitchy, but honestly, Edd makes the show. Sorry Mike, but without "the tall man", you're just another used car salesman. Velocity, you might want to start paying very close attention to your viewers opinions, or you're going to have to start trimming your salaries, because no one will be watching.....

Kevin Garstad    on 28 March 2017

Unbelievable the details of Edds repairs and explanations is what made the show different from all others. I'll miss you Edd. Mike you're a gentleman, I met you at Barrett Jackson last year but please convince Velocity to undo what they've done. ??

Fabio    on 28 March 2017

I love both of them (Mike and Edd), but obviously the reason I watch the show is the works done by Edd... I had the feeling that I won't see Wheeler Dealers in the future... very sad decision from Velocity

   on 28 March 2017

Less workshop action! Might as well watch gas monkeys... The title said it all, Wheeler Dealers
Wheeling and dealing, little money, a good dose of cheeky bargaining, good skill on the tools. A bit of profit to show for your work, and the knowledge a car that would be scrapped, is good for another few years... I miss that in the later shows. My favourite was the first mini, now Mike looks like a business man and there's less of Edd... Limit the budget to about 4K for everything, make sure Mike and Ant have a plan, then send Mike away to get parts etc. Let him see the finished product only...

   on 28 March 2017

I shan't watch this show again - everyone agrees Edd's part was the most interesting. Mind you I never believed their 'costs' as they never included any of his time which sometimes ran to days and days & gave a very unrealistic idea of the total cost of their projects. Also some of the 'buyers' of the refurbed vehicles seemed a bit suspect & it all seemed a bit of a set up. But if you took it all with a pinch of salt, it was great fun & good entertainment. Won't be the same.

   on 28 March 2017

Wheeler Dealers without Edd is like stockings without suspenders, it'll never hold up! Huge opportunity for another network to snap him up. Edd was the only reason I watched WD.

Bill Johnstone    on 28 March 2017

Really hoping Ed will get his own show, cmon Ed show em how it should be done

Dale Eble    on 28 March 2017

Mike is a loveable goofball. Edd actually taught us things. He was right to move on.

MBAs are ruining our TV car shows. They killed Overhaulin. I suspect Edd's departure will have a negative impact on the brand. I hope at least as the money men obviously don't understand WHY we watch these shows. I for one will be tuning out as a little Mike goes a long long way.

Betty Engel    on 28 March 2017

Edd China's work was the real draw to the show. He was informative and entertaining. Mike's buying and selling was interesting but the workshop was why we watch the program. He wasn't yelling and screaming or creating controversy, he did the work while telling us what was going on and why...and what the pitfalls were.
REALLY have made a huge mistake by going in the new direction.

Drew Scherz    on 28 March 2017

I will add my voice to the others saying Edd and his work are the primary reason I watch Wheeler Dealers. I live in the USA and Wheeler Dealers was one of the few car shows I watched. The others are mostly all contrived and fake. Do I want to see someone install a giant subwoofer in the back of some obnoxious "restoration" or watch Edd explain why and how he's resolving a front suspension issue. Nothing against Mike at all as he was part of the duo that made the show unique. I always enjoyed his explanations as well, but I'll be looking for whatever Edd does next. I just hope I can see it here in the USA. Edd, if you are ever in Austin, Texas I'd love to say hi. I own an E-Type because of you.

   on 29 March 2017

Edd gave people courage. It is a very human emotion. If the programme makers remove the emotion they will loose the very thing that people buy in to. It will become another piece of American Wallpaper. Edd had the ability to remain authentic and that is the most compelling attribute of any brand. No Edd? I switch off

   on 29 March 2017

Maybe Edd & mike can take their show to a different network?

Malcolm Dixon    on 29 March 2017

"Wheeler" comes first in the title for good reason. Without the shop' and SPECIFICALLY Edd China the show would have just been "Dealers" and that is not something I would watch.

I have learned and have been entertained so much by WD. I am a man, a father and a combat veteran but I must say it kind of hurts, like the ending of a relationship to learn of the change. Maybe I'll go secretly shed a tear into a grip of shop towels and hope to see a show more suited to true Motor Heads (US) and Petrol Heads (UK).

Cheers to you Edd. You rock.

Daveservati    on 29 March 2017

We've been watching this show over in the states for years now and the only real part of the show that we got enjoyment from was watching Ed work on the cars it's a shame. First Top Gear show gets messed up by the BBC and now this show gets messed up by velocity what's a yank to do?

Edited by Daveservati on 29/03/2017 at 02:32

Andrew Kinser    on 29 March 2017

I have watched the show for years. Not only was it enjoyable to watch but I actually learned things. Now that Edd is gone so is the enjoyment and the education on repairs I got from time to time. This was the best car show going and now they have killed it! I will no longer be watching this show!!!

Sadtomato    on 29 March 2017

Well we all know that Edd was the star of the show and Mike "Old out yer and" Brewer was the sidekick! I always thought they should have made a 'reverse' episode whey Edd bought the car and Mike had to get his hands dirty! I'm sure that Ant Anstead will be great at the workshop stuff but if the emphasis is reduced if won't be as interesting. I guess that WD will go the same way as Car SOS, a show that gets it wrong as they spend too much time on theatrical stuff at the start and the end with ridiculous 'hand backs'.

Rodney Kent    on 29 March 2017

I completely understand Edd's decision to leave WD. The show has gone downhill since moving to the US. The fans want to see Edd working on everyday cars, using ordinary tools. I for one will not be watching the show if Edd is not in it. Watching Edd work his magic took me back to my teenage years when I used to work on old Ford's with my dad. He also inspired me to start a nut and bolt restoration of an old motorcycle, now I am semi retired. I look forward to seeing your next project Edd, whatever that may be.

hamish blackwood    on 29 March 2017

Every few years a genius is revealed on TV , Edd was sutch a man . I hope on hope we will see him in something new very soon ! .For me its back to channel surfing trying in vain to find something to watch and Wheeler Dealers will now probably be a five minute watch and move on program . A great shame . Hamish

samnash    on 29 March 2017

I would love somebody to tell me how Ataboy productions lost the programme to Velocity, the beginning of the end in my opinion. I presumed that Ataboy owned the show, did they sell it lock stock and barrel to Discovery who brought it in house with Velocity? If anybody knows, please post it.

   on 29 March 2017

More of the same. Loved the format and liked the balance between the two, and because it was a show for people who wanted to learn how to do stuff, where to get stuff. I tried but failed to watch the programme Mike did on his own buyng cars around the world, and I really can't be bothered with Ant Anstead at all, so for me, I'll be waiting for Edd to come back on another show, and looking out for him at the car shows. Good luck with whatever you do next Edd

Robin Lewis    on 30 March 2017

Ed. You are an incredible educator and it is clear to anyone who tunes into the show (despite the team behind you) that you have enormous talent for your subject and a real gift for imparting your knowledge. You'll always be a success. Good luck mate. Greatly look forward to tuning into your next venture.

   on 30 March 2017

As most people have already said, No Ed No Show. It ahs already biased towards USA. They might as well have the show now & keep it

Bill Jones

Ray Lancefield    on 31 March 2017

WD was a very entertaining and informative show. Edd did his best to explain sometimes very complex systems and how they work. So very educational and inspirational. MB's input was was at best infantile and annoying – always stating how wonderful he was at getting a good sale price, only always giving in and getting less than he suggested getting. It would be much better to give Edd and his near silent sidekick Paul their own show. It would be relevant in a world where high servicing costs and throwaway ideals are so ruinous in the automotive market. Edd you have support judging by the various comments made here!

Jerry Jacobsen    on 1 April 2017

If it hadn't been for Ed, I would have never taken on both a Maserati Merak or Lotus Esprit Turbo. He gave me the courage to jump in and give it my best shot. Though not always successful on my own, my backyard mechanic skills are better than ever. My wife has already committed to not watching the show if Ed is not present. Here's to you Ed, hopefully you will get your own show soon.

Ray howell    on 1 April 2017

Just what the b***** hell is hapening with these TV programmes that we love to watch the BBC completely messed up top gear it is now totally unwatchable and now we are expected to listen to mike brewer trying to knock a few quid off of a second hand car come on anyone can do that but try and make them saleable it took Ed to do that.

JontyW    on 3 April 2017

How I agree with so many of the comments already made!

Mike Brewer was the disaster here - what an arrogant and disrespectful twit he was. Sack him, keep Edd and the programme would have gone from strength to strength.
Col Wood

Mac Hutton    on 5 April 2017

Mac H

I've watched WD for around 8 years and marvelled at Edd's natural gift for diagnosing, repairing and infusing life back into cars from different eras ... all explained in easy to understand language. MB was the out-of-tune old school banger ... "see what I did there?"

Judging by the number of personal views expressed, authentic car lovers were really the core audience in the UK... not pseudo reality show voyeurs. The new owner Velocity obviously thinks it can tweak the show's format to attract a larger audience (principally American), more interested in non-car stuff. Good luck with that piece of corporate thinking then.

A great shame for Edd to be separated from his loyal audience, although a modest man of such diverse talents will already have his own plans in place to further his career. Let us all hope that includes more televised spanner work, inspirational restorations ... and a technical explanation as to how he persuades his hair to defy gravity while simultaneously changing colour! Just please stay away from the exhaust fumes of an ailing Top Gear.

Edd can "walk tall" at the end of this sad episode, more than can be said for the quality of educational broadcasting.

Ewan Macpherson    on 7 April 2017

Here we go again Velocity haven't got a clue.
Why do you think Wheeler Dealers has done so well... it wasn't Mikes pretty face. IT WAS QUALITY and the information content from Ed, something that Velocity obviously know nothing about.

Another show wrecked by corporate greed and complete lack of awareness of what the public actually want to see. So I suppose we are left with watching Chasing Classic cars, seems the only one left that isn't a soap opera or reality TV.
Good luck Ed with whatever you choose to do.

   on 13 April 2017

Mike and Edd were a good combination. I think everyone will agree that the most interesting part was watching and learning about the mechanics and build of the vehicles. I have learnt loads and hope Edd goes on to make his own show which I would definitely watch in preference to wheeler dealers with its new mechanic whoever he is.

Alan Youel    on 14 April 2017

What a shame that the production company have completely missed the point of what made the show such a success. Mike, being the 'dealer', obviously starts and ends the process by picking the car and selling on at the end. But it has always been Edd, with his easy style, breaking down the complexities of the motor vehicle, identifying and then fixing the issues, which has been the real draw.

To reduce the amount of air time given to the mechanical aspect, takes away from the show's USP. Losing this, and Edd China, will certainly make it less interesting for me.

I'll be watching out for Edd appearing in another vehicle, as opposed to Wheeler Dealers without him.

BeagsX2    on 16 April 2017

Defo Edd that made the show and his fixes were very informative. I ended up getting my MK1 XR2 back on the road thanks to this legend. Good luck with your future endeavours Edd and you'll defo be missed on wheeler dealers

Eric Lane    on 17 April 2017

I just Cannot believe they want to mess with something that works. It would be the same if God decided the heart or mind should work in a different way, Unthinkable

TonyElyod    on 18 April 2017

Buy a Car for £4000
Buy Parts for £850

Spend 190 hrs on Labour...

"We sold the car for £4950..Jobs a goodin"...??


davidHB    on 19 April 2017

China is that rare combination of a skilful technician and an articulate presenter. Taking the program as a whole, I found Mike Brewer a little tedious with his constant low-balling of sellers, invariably followed by odious cackling after money had changed hands as to how cheap he had managed to buy it for and there was of course the "elephant in the room" in so far as final selling prices of vehicles never seem to include costing of China's labours. Nonetheless, I was a big fan of the programme, and this was all due to Ed China. I hope he finds a more suitable vehicle for his talents in the future.

Neil Mitchell    on 19 April 2017

Millions of Mike Brewers around! Edd China's are rare as hen's teeth!
He will be sorely missed by those of us who still understand and enjoy classic car maintenance and repair "Reality shows" on modern mediocre television programs. Hope to see more of E China in future - but doubt he will get the chance to do what he does so well................. better learn to cook 'my china'!

UnknowUzer    on 21 April 2017

Honestly I found Mike to be quite irritating to watch. I tuned in to watch the work being done by Edd, and because they featured cars that the everyday man could relate with, instead of million dollar supercars, and/or antiques.
The cars on WD were cars that the average joe either has owned, currently owns, or could easily own. This made the show very relatable.

pants man ice    on 22 April 2017

I must have watched every program, and the re-repeats, and was a good format.
Ed has certainly improved over the programs, going from a keen lanky lad, to a confident experienced presenter. (quite funny to see the physical transformation as well!). Although sad to see it stop, I am confident Ed, will find something as equally challenging and interesting to do, and hopefully free to view!

marcus hamblin    on 23 April 2017

Edd China just needs a toolbox and a ramp and his own show. He just has to move on without the fat cling on. Whatever Edd China does will be a winner.

William Cole    on 24 April 2017

I agree with most everyone on this thread!!! Edd is the heart and soul of Wheeler Dealers. It amazes me that Velocity decided to cut production costs in the way they did. Edd has the best segments. They are enjoyable to watch and are incredibly informative. I don't understand why bean counters always stick their noses in things where they don't belong. Wheeler Dealers had a winning formula that took them from obscurity to global stardom. To tinker with that in any way is idiotic and will soon lead to the demise of what was my favorite show on television. Edd will be sorely missed! My only hope is that another network has the foresight to pick him up & create another car or motorcycle show. I love watching the creative ways in which Edd solves problems. I have to say that Edd's YouTube video explaining his departure from the show exhibited his true professionalism and class. I hope to see you in your own show soon!!! Good luck Edd!!!

Peter Shulver    on 24 April 2017

I must support all the comments regarding both Mike and Ed but I still watched it for Ed and Mike was just doing the intro bits .The show started south when they went to the USA full time ! All the best Ed in you future endeavor's I will certainly watch them. Not sure i will follow the path of MB.

Lord Zen    on 25 April 2017

Just come to this story, I'm horrified at what the programme will become. I used to put up with the Mike Brewer repetitive cliche dialogue and tedious shots of him looking at car ads to get to the real meat of it for me, the actual mechanics of a master car engineer working on practical fixes. I say used because I probably won't watch it now. I would guess that, envious of Top Gear type shows and thinking to move away from grease and spanners, the producers have made a wrong turn to cut costs I mean 'develop' the show. Whoever decided this should think about another career.

Max Washington    on 25 April 2017

I also think Edd China was totally right to leave the programme...

I honestly think that without Edd China, Wheeler Dealers will die....
All the best Edd China and I hope to see you on another format Car programme soon......

Lake District    on 26 April 2017

Let's face it, Mike Brewer's piece to camera with the "seller" usually came across as being so heavily practiced, scripted and cliched... 'old ahhhh yer aaand - aaah'll give yer a bag o' sand for that'

Basically Mike usually appeared to be a caricature acting the role of geezer used car dealer. Whereas Edd was entirely authentic and passionate about making car restoration approachable. Edd, you'll be sorely missed.

Edited by Lake District on 26/04/2017 at 00:20

Casey Chapman    on 29 April 2017

The production company just lost a great show by being "thrifty". I tried to watch a you tube of the replacement talking about a project of some sort. So boring, I did not finish the video.

Anne Marshall    on 30 April 2017

Edd China made this show, without him it won't be the same. Mike's ok but he's a bit shouty and loud, it's always the same: "hold out yer 'and mate, slam (as he shakes hands)' i've just bought meself a ..... or you've just bought yerself a ........." I'm always glad his pieces to camera are short.

I won't be watching the new show.

Bryan Carrie    on 1 May 2017

Watched it all, witnessing a move from explanations and advice to diy'ers to a more advanced presentation and use of equipment beyond the scope of most people. That said, it remained a very informative, entertaining show and a tribute to the team. I trust that Edd will get to keep the gear !

Thanks to Edd and looking forward to his future ventures and presentations.

I believe the concept has changed although will give the new format a chance to deliver what I want / need.

Qualifications - CEng, retired, car diy for 47yrs

John Hanley    on 1 May 2017

Dirty hands on made the show with Edd to explain how to go about any job, this made the show for all thoes who would take on a mechanical job at home,thanks Edd for making it possible to tackle repairing our treasures.What a lose. Don Hanley

Edited by John Hanley on 01/05/2017 at 17:27

Chris Lesser    on 1 May 2017

Ed's departure has left a huge gap in the tv auto repair program market. Surely there must be a station out there somewhere with the vision to step into the gap. Yes it would be good to see Ed China in the same role with a new visionary tv station, but I'm sure he has already sorted out his future direction. It doesn't have to be Ed China in the mechanical role, but a new show, with new experienced people and a similar format, would soon be accepted by the motoring public as long as the correct personalities were chosen. That's the difficult bit.

I think that it's pretty safe to say that the new Wheeler Dealers (series 14) is already a dead duck. For Ed China to resign for the reasons given, assuming that those are the reasons, The show must be radically different.

Edited by Chris Lesser on 01/05/2017 at 23:30

Gary Redman    on 2 May 2017

Wow, I just found out that Edd was leaving.
Been a fan of this show for years and now disappointed that it won't be the same.
I usually watch Mike buy the car and then I fast forward to Edd doing all the work.
I know Mike is actually an intelligent person and has his own car yard, but Edd is one that performs the magic and keeps the show fresh.
Looks like another Top Gear moment.
I just hope it doesn't turn into a clone of the rediculous American car shows that waste time on dumba*** workshop pranks and stupid characters. Americans are entertained with any crap that appears on their screens, but the rest of us would like to retain quality and credibility within the car shows we view.

Anthony John    on 3 May 2017

It's a sad day that Ed's quitting the show....It'll never be the same again without him.....I guess 'All good things must come to an end ' ....Thanks for the pleasure of watching two fabulous guys at work.....You will be missed...God Bless & Thanks a million for the great show. .

Ron Green    on 5 May 2017

China is a nice guy but not perfect. Most of the stuff he does I did 30-40 years ago plus a bit more. Ive never seen him rebuild a gearbox or engine other than fit a lead free head and hes called in specialists to fit windscreens and re gas aircon. All jobs Ive done at home. What is Anstead going to do less of? He fitted new gaskets to Webers on a classic Alfa Spyder claiming this had cured rough running. I suspected the carbs were knackered and this was confirmed in when he revisited a new owner who had to have new carbs fitted to get it running right. He hilariously said replacing auto transmission fluid would do one car a world of good as if its a medicine and wastes time checking gaps on new sets of plugs. He once replaced a faulty ignition module on a Saab then unnecessarily insisted on fitting a OBD data recorder to confirm a relatively simple fault had been cured. I suspect the bearing he replaced on a classic Audi Quattro had nothing wrong with it and was just picked on like a few other things over the years to pad the show out. Specialist parts suppliers and refurb firms are rarely mentioned by name leaving the viewer to track them down. Brewer talks garbage and should have been shot years ago.

Robert Brackenbury    on 6 May 2017

Brewer was always a waste of space. I watched despite him. We need a new programme - the same as wheeler dealers but without anyone doing the Brewer role. Also be good to have realistic prices and an estimate of labour costs.

Julie Edmenson    on 7 May 2017

I'll be honest, I don't know my wing nuts from my ballcock but I do know what keeps both me and my petrol-head husband watching Wheeler Dealers...and it isn't Mike. Whilst the husband picks up great tips from Edd, I can't wait to see the finished product, after his seemingly effortless work. My only qualm is that the inner workings dont get a good hose down!
I'm sorry to say, there just is not a show without the actual step by step transformation of rusty heap to gleaming beauty. What's the point of it otherwise?!

Lowrider73    on 10 May 2017

Come on Amazon grab Ed and bring back the part of Wheeler Dealer that we all enjoyed!

Ian Hutton    on 12 May 2017

Hi I agree with lots of people just a shame they had to fall out over it !!! but i had noticed when they went to America you Didn't see much of edd in the Garage anymore !! shame was a great show .

Mark Dawes    on 13 May 2017

Wheeler Dealers had a dynamic chemistry that worked - a superb combination of humorous shenanigans and fascinatingly useful education about fixing cars. Whoever had the idea of mucking about with this winning formula needs their head examined. The viewing figures spoke for themselves.
And if the Ed China nitty-gritty of the show cost time and money... so what...! That was the show's best bit, so just bite the bullet, and keep it going.
The decision to compromise Wheeler Dealer's superb format was short-sighted and just plain dumb.
Perhaps some TV producer with wisdom can organise a similar type of program, with Ed China continuing to educate and entertain an audience hungry for user-friendly motor mechanics. Maybe Ed himself could put together a show. I'm sure this is easier said than done, though. Anyway, fingers crossed.

A.B.    on 14 May 2017

As an American I will miss my favorite show. The reason I watched was because of the lack of drama.
We already have enough of that here. What I enjoyed most was what I saw as the obvious friendship between Mike and Edd. I'm working on my own little restoration project because of watching Edd's easy to follow instructing.
Should have paid more attention to Mike though as I have burned through more money than the end product will ever be worth.

A.B. Las Vegas, NV

Ernesto    on 15 May 2017

The show will probably now go down hill without Edd shame on you Velcity a very bad move

David Straker    on 15 May 2017

As with pretty much every comment so far, the only reason to watch WD was the Edd China part. It was always done in an interesting, educational and entertaining way all at the same time. Got zero respect for that idiot Anstead ever since he removed a seat from a Triumph Stag and threw it across the Workshop in the Channel 4 program with Philip Glenister. No doubt done for the benefit of the cameras but that in itself shows the kind of guy he is - a wannabe TV 'celebrity'. Nope, that's the end of Wheeler Dealers for me unfortunately.

   on 16 May 2017

I am an experienced mechanic but this show has always given me so much knowledge that you rarely get to see these days, Edds clear methodical explanations have been the reason why I watch the show, Mike brewer and Edd are a great team,
The show producers are going to lose the viewers that have been the main reason for the shows success, I agree that it's not fair to harass Mike brewer but by all means let's harass the new producers!!

Paul Clayton    on 20 May 2017

The big miss for me was the change of format by moving to the US and restoring American cars. I've been a car guy all my life and a shade tree mechanic too but I have little interest in seeing American cars restored as I've been down that road for 40 years and there are plenty of other shows that have that covered. Restoring off the wall foreign (to us Yanks) jobs has much more appeal and is vastly more watchable. I think it's much more of a learning experience to an American audience. I just can't see the show being the same without Edd. Lastly, I hope David Lee, the Executive Producer, can get all the Velocity programs edited correctly to show the correct sequence of events. Nothing worse for a detail oriented viewer to see fixes done in one scene then not done in the next scene.

Al Harris    on 22 May 2017

Edd was a bit of a bell end, but so is Mike - kind of gives the show a degree or reality - We all know he didn't really do all of the spannering & this was confirmed when the American shows specified the real spanner monkeys - but still an entertaining show with the frisson of if Mike & Ed were truly an item - Obs Edd is a chutney ferret, but we just weren't sure about mike being a choccy speedway rider

Will miss the show greatly xx

P38Nutter    on 22 May 2017

Ed could front a cake decoration, flower arranging or painting stripes on humbugs documentary in an engaging way.
What's up with these production people? It's them that want to recruit talent. Admittedly the camera work and sound is perfectly acceptable so, where's the problem? It can only be post production technology, direction or production.
If they can't turn something out, someone else will.
Of course, we're not stupid. How much digging do Alan Titchmarch and Monty Don do?
Let Ed do the directing and cut down the sales flash a little.
I'll be looking out for Ed somewhere else.
He's welcome to come and put the dashboard back into my p38 while I video him. Youtubers would love that. I'll just replace Mike with a pretty girl passing sockets and bank the money.

   on 23 May 2017

Ed is the crux of the show and inspires people to buy cars normally out of reach by demonstrating how to maintain them- I brought a 4.6 petrol P38 Range Rover because of how easy Ed showed it was to service - thanks Ed ! If Ed goes and the show is 'Dumbed Down' it will lose its Core client base - there are too many shows doing the same thing and the show will die without its specialist Ace Card - the workshop. dont do it! keep the formula. Ed - you are a star!. Chris R (RAF)

dave wilkinson    on 29 May 2017

As a motor mechanic of 50 years, MOT station owner for 30 of them, I find Wheeler Dealers very much tongue in cheek. Viewers should not be led to the belief that his "restoration projects" are either easy or straight forward. His tins of magic spray appear to make every nut and bolt, untouched for 40 years, come loose. Nothing breaks, no threads strip and nothing refuses to budge. This does not happen in the real world. Ask any experienced mechanic. I have completed many restorations and two and four wheel projects and none are ever straight forward. So please view this show as entertainment and enjoy it as such.

   on 30 May 2017

With edd China leaving, now the only thing worth watching on velocity that doesn't have canned drama is 'All girls garage'

Tony O'Diamond    on 30 May 2017

Bad move on Edd leaving Bye Bye Wheeler Dealers , Brewer was the help Edd was the show. Look at 99% of the comments here . The new Mechanic is good in his own rite but a different character. Its a shame hopefully Edd get's his ne w show soon . Wheeler dealers Ill watch it but l think its headding the way Top Gear went .

M gwynne    on 30 May 2017

What can you say wheeler dealer was the best edd and brewer was a double act and I think it was best show I think thay bouth did a good job I will mis the show all the best to them thay did a good job mick Gwynne 30/5/20017

   on 31 May 2017

the cream as been wiping around for some time.i lost my only car Mark2 ford cortena
1600cc ex police H reg. to some wise traveller a swap was made for ford orin 1600cc
in the 90. Wheeler Dealers was a good thing as it kept the younger ones interested
and it was a joy.ok it did not fully go in to the heard core of putting some thing to together . or down to rust buckets problems.i spent years welding other peoples cars for peanuts. but i got by. watching the dell boys at there game was a enjoy bull program we are watching the yank's builder there dreams.or are.we.
as we all know the props cost lots of money. the more they asking the less of thing will be built. why not set your Owen shop up lads or have you been using the tube .
by to you both.from john in carlisle

John Schulman    on 4 June 2017

Ed China is a fantastic engineer and it is down to his knowledge and expertise that has made modifications and repairs seem so simple.
As if this wasn't enough, the enthusiasm and obvious love of his work was apparent and a joy to follow.
This talent should not be allowed to fade away.
Ed good luck we are all waiting for your new venture

IVAN DODD    on 6 June 2017

Rest in peace Wheeler Dealers. Ed you did a great job.

   on 7 June 2017

Ed China was wheeler dealer full stop , if I was a TV producer I would snap Ed up and create a new car show . People want factual shows where they can see true craftsmanship being shown , not a man with a gift of the gab , I mean we have politicians for that horse s***.

   on 9 June 2017

Wheeler Dealers without Ed China? It won't work. I'm no car mechanic but Ed made those workshop scenes mesmeric, even for a chap like me who can't even change a spark plug! It was compelling viewing to see how he transformed the unloved motoring has-beens that Mike acquired into desirable modern-day classics. Oh well, I'll just have to be content with reruns of old episodes on Quest etc!!

stephen kearns    on 10 June 2017

too true if it was not for ed china my knowledge on cars and how to fix them would be zero ed china is wheeler dealers love the show

James lizzo    on 13 June 2017

Velocity is wrong !!!!! China is the reason we watch the show and the interaction between Brewer and China was also terrific, Big business always gets it wrong,RIP Wheeler Dealers

   on 14 June 2017

Ed is a Legend. End of. WD was a platform for him to show what he is, and now's the time to move on to bigger and better projects. He has my support!

Pete Neumann    on 16 June 2017

Why is it that backroom production executives, can reduce a successful endeavor to a dollars and cents value, then gut it for the sake of profit. Any car, glamorous or not, is more than a sleek shiny exterior, the stuff you don't see is responsible for the performance, handling and driving pleasure you experience.
Edd China is an every day mechanic who made even the most non mechanical of us familiar with how cars work and how to repair them without unnecessary expense.
Wheeler Dealers is both, Mike and Edd, the "Ying and Yang" of classic car rescue.
To Velocity, "You have just fixed the best motoring show on the planet. To bad it did not need fixing." If you wanted another show of glitz, glamor and blatant self promotion, photocopy "Legendary Motorcar" instead of fixing what was not broken.

   on 18 June 2017

I love watching the show but i only watch it because of the enthusiasm edd shows and it's fascinating watching him get in and about the greasy bits .. big mistake to make him quit and the show will probably go the way top gear went .. sad times

TJ Meagher    on 20 June 2017

I too will miss Edd, but I am pretty sure the show will not change that much. There is much that is not being said, and it is not my place to say more about that. I do hope people will still give a look when new episodes air this fall.......................

Kelvin Warsap    on 26 June 2017

Without Edd there is no point to the program. Mike is just boring who seems to never get his hands dirty just goes and buys the bits and pieces and the cars that need fixing.
Edd is the show, I have learnt so many new things since I started watching the program , I even went and found old series to watch some of the older programs .
I not to keen on the american cars but others he did were so interesting and to be shown what has caused the problem and what to do to rectify it have been unbelievable to watch.
I wont watch the program without Edd as He made the program .
The TV company is going to lose most of there viewers for this program so if I say farewell now to wheeler dealers because you are not going to last much longer without Edd.
I say boycott the program until its put right.

peter holman    on 2 July 2017

How about Edd teaming up with Chip Foose.
Once Chip told Brewer that it was Edd who did all the hard work.
Great respect for both Edd and Chip.
Anyway, think a new Chasing Classic Cars is coming up in August.
Peter Holman.

   on 3 July 2017

I agree that Ed was the driving force of this programme. Some of the crap that Mike Brewer bought would never have seen the light of day had it not been for Eds skills.

Mike Brewer would tell us what a good deal he had made (Remember the TVR with the rotted chassis worth about 200 quid) The chancer who was trying to sell it for £6,000. Mike Brewer told us he had "stolen" it for £5,500. He must have been drunk that day.
Many times he told us how much "profit" he had made eg: £1800. Sadly he never mentioned the £2,000 worth of labour that Ed had put into it to get it to sell at all.
Hope Ed finds something to suit his talents. Not bothered if I never see Mike Brewer again.

Roy Coley    on 15 July 2017

A complete nonsense to get rid of Ed, he's the only reason I watch the show, crazy crazy decision by somebody who clearly doesn't have a clue why the show is sutch a success .

It's certainly not Mike Brewer

Roy Coley

Michael Corrigan    on 16 July 2017

As a car enthusiast and professional mechanic losing Edd will be a death knell to WD. The only reason I watched the show was to see edd explain a part and how to repair it. Knowledge for the masses of car enthusiasts out there.

In some of the shows when Mike got in his face about something he had absolutely no knowledge of, it would make me cringe. Had that be me. Mike would have a 24" Cresent wrench between his eyes.

Good luck Edd on one mechanic to another.

Mr williams    on 16 July 2017

I have a mechanical background in 2 other trades, for me and other mech heads Ed's repairs were a fix to us, a surprise to that Velocity were allowed to muscle in on the production of the show, maybe Mike & Ed could have run the show themselves with their own company................mike's comments were out of order, he has put about a third of the effort into the show, would not surprise me if Mike orchestrated the split with Velocity.......the show is heading for the bin !!

John Beckett    on 23 July 2017

Well, as an American and a motor head I will agree that Edd was the reason for watching the show. He worked on regular cars that regular people would buy and drive for fun, or necessity. A totally restored LS-1 retrofit into a late 60s Camaro is nice, but who can afford it.
No more Wheeler Dealers for me, as Edd would say, with the change in format it would be "perished"

Charles de Wit    on 27 July 2017

Honestly, without Edd I myself wouldn't have tried (and succeeded) to replace the broken window mechanism in my own Volvo V40.

I think this will be the death of the show, not necessarily because of the departure of Edd himself, but the cutting of the greasy bits in the program.

Even my wife, who doesn't have anything with cars, liked the show and found the oily parts entertaining.

Nikhil Kapse    on 29 July 2017

A Massive loss with Edd's departure. Loved every episode of the programme with the exceptionally articulate, intelligent talent of Edd. He displayed a very pragmatic but not dumbed down approach to the task(s) at hand, most importantly though a wonderful character and gentleman to grace our TV screens and media. As a mk1 golf owner and enthusiast, I even relished the human touches (like the decals on the mk1 GTI! ;). )
I sincerely wish to see more of Edd on the TV screens in a show and environment that is good enough and to his high standards. Lots of comments on here regarding the teaching examples and him being a good role model are so true - qualities no longer appreciated by the media and corporations these days.
We need good role examples like Add to maintain standards and EVEN to hold car manufacturers to scrutiny when their products are scrutinised from an engineer's point of view and not just a lay consumer

John Denison    on 31 July 2017

I was hoping there would be another program with Ed by now...Amazon perhaps?

   on 31 July 2017

The guys at Velocitiy Productions need to understamd that, petrol heads and fans of classic/80's cars watched Wheeler Dealers BECAUSE of the demystifying of the oily workings of the cars we all grew up with. I studied mechanical engineering and still learned more andout vehicle mechanics from watching this show than any textbooks. You could replace Mike wirh ANY old 2nd hand car salesman, but messing with Ed's section of the show is a recipe for dissaster. Glad he quit as a diluted Ed would be no Ed at all... just hope he gets snapped up for his own show now!

GLH    on 31 July 2017

Production values of 'car shows' in the 'states' are so different to those in Blighty, as are the audiences, cars and memories attached to the cars we grew up with! It seems Velocity would rather pander to more questionable US entertainment values as opposed to a more British 'learning in an entertaining way' format which was working, at least for UK audiences and obviously a small proportion of US audiences. However, this is apparently not enough for 'audience figures' obsessed production companies. The BBC, as opposed to the commercial channels, seem to get it right! INFORM, EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN!!! Velocity! Shame on you . . .

Edited by GLH on 31/07/2017 at 17:38

Jeff Pickering    on 3 August 2017

I watch for the way the cars are repaired and up-dated and the explanations given, but never for the Del Boy stuff.

Mark Reed    on 10 August 2017

I must say the show was my favourite show, it won't be the same without Edd. I think the they have made a big mistake by changing the format, Edd's input is what I tuned in for and I believe most Classic car owners and enthusiasts will say the same. I think Mike Brewer should have backed up Edd on this its a great shame.

   on 13 August 2017

hi most people like to see the fix any fool can buy and sell

Royboy1    on 13 August 2017

wheeler dealers what a show??? just to be sure EDD fixing the cars is what makes the show We all love the dirty bits and to see how even EXPENSIVE CARS are not to be SCARED OF TRYING TO REPAIR now ok mike is ok but its all FAKE has any one here bought a car like mike did ??? no me neither that southern voice and false banter is so anoying i bet you even the seller cringed on meeting mike ??? so more DIRTY MENDING BITS LESS of BUYING cars in GERMANY what guy or gal in uk the every day working man would think to buy car in GERMANY ??? then drive it home

take away take your travel costs and any thing else you spent on thats your profit gone ??? then you have to fix it

some of the LOW PROFITS MADE WOULD NOT MAKE SENCE TO EVEN TRY TO FIX UP unless you keep for yourself

this is why on wheeler dealers you buy CHEAP AND REPAIRABLE then TART IT UP

garage time its the best bit dirty fixes tools and knowlage is what makes this show guys love TOOLS CARS FIXING THINGS ETC

so give us what we like not a little cockney guy rubbing his hands together saying im going to knock him down on this one we all do this any way


Edited by Royboy1 on 13/08/2017 at 07:09

N Birnbaum    on 19 August 2017

As a US viewer Edd was definitely the heart of the show.

I always learned a tidbit or two watching Edd's repairs/restorations.

This has been particularly useful in restoring my one-owner (me) 1969 Lotus Elan. Of course, the episode that Edd tackled a Lotus Elan was especially helpful (along with Jay Leno's Elan oriented activities).

So, I think the producers have probably seriously damaged the show for most of us, certainly me. Not really interested in the over-the-top buying/selling part that appeared staged for the most part.

   on 19 August 2017

It is a shame about Ed, also a shame that this will probably be the end of a great show.
Ed mechanical know how gave me the confidence to dust off my own garage equipment again something that has saved me thousands of £s and given much satisfaction over the years, plus Mike's little gems about what to look out for when buying and he's knowledge of each cars hidden faults to look out for, and not forgetting all those small engineering, trimming specialists and classic spares companies he gave air time to who would have known they exsisted if not in the trade or part of a car club.
Will miss both

Les Richards    on 25 August 2017

Haven't got a lot of time for Brewer. One minute he's the sharp as a tack car dealer next he comes over all innocent to somethign Edd mentions which every petrolhead should know. I know it's TV but really, give viewers some credibility.

As for Edd, I just wish he would stop using 'kinda' and 'sort of'.

Either something is rusty or knackered not kinda rusty, sort of knackered. I find that very annoying.

aly nicholls    on 2 September 2017

i dont think velocity wanted brewer either, i think he surprised them when he ditched his friend and took the money.
i think velocity wanted the format, and engineered a reason to for them to quit but mike not backing edd meant they had to get ant, after one season this show will vanish.
and relaunch as an american show a couple of years later, just watch i call it now.
as for edd apart from youtube i dont expect to see him on another show, i understand he told channel 4 he was not interested in being the tech on the 3rd season of for the love of cars, which was ant ansteads old show a perfect role for him as its all about the oily bits, such a shame and turnabout would have been fair play.
its all so sad.
i get the impression that edd does not care for the limelight, and only stayed as long as he did on WD due to being comfortable in a routine, he doesn't strike me as someone who would actively seek a new show, and even for edd china they dont knock on your door and offer you work thats just a fallacy.
car sos is not confirmed for another season either, tim is on fifth gear (web only) but dont forget discovery has been interfeering there too, how come a channel 4 programme was aired on discovery first?.

dphotos    on 5 September 2017

Edd is the only reason I watched the show and I think the Discovery Channel got an earful from the viewers when they found out that Edd had quit the show, boy were they angry about it and with the new show format. Becasue of the large response from the viewers and according to Edd, he thinks the show will go back to more of what he did because that is what the viewers wanted to see and the US viewers liked the feel of the shop being in England not in Southern California. I know this next season the show will be filmed in I beleive Huntington Beach hereI in Southern California but I don't think the producers understand the viewers likes and dislikes. Maybe the weather was better and maybe Mike wanted to move out here. O well I wish the best for Edd on any new show he will be on.

Edited by dphotos on 05/09/2017 at 05:17

Dennis Comito    on 9 September 2017

What in God's name are they thinking. It's watching Edd do his magic that keep me totally entertained. I think they are going to regret this decision. Anybody with some knowledge can buy and sell cars, it's watching Edd that I really enjoyed even though I would not describe myself as a gearhead. I hope they realize their mistake and get Edd to come back!

Edited by Dennis Comito on 09/09/2017 at 21:48

Charlie Aron    on 9 September 2017

No Edd China! Ya lost me! He was the show! You could have dropped Mike Brewer and just had Edd fixing cars in his shop.

Time for the "Edd China Show" to debut.

Gary pollentine    on 10 September 2017

Top gear gone now edd china what next talk about killing good tv

   on 13 September 2017

I will no longer watch the show. This was one of the reasons we watched the show, the hands on, detailed repair work. Edd explained, in great detail, what needed to be done and showed it. Maybe this is why the show was so very popular. Do the idiots making the changes not realize that you do not mess with success. Someone always thinks they can make it better when it is already better. Maybe, we the viewers, enjoy this format. What a shame. Hopefully Edd comes out with a similar show and buries the former. So go f*** yourselves Velocity producers!

john kudrick    on 13 September 2017

Ed is the Steve McQueen of the car world ,King of Cool .Being a mechanic all my life and now retired ,I can honestly say that I actually learned from the show .Thanks Ed . You will be sorry velocity . Good Luck Ed John K .

Erv    on 16 September 2017

Ed needs to move to Canada, cbc has the perfect venue for a class act like Ed China.
BBC wake-up before Amazon does it again

doctorjwoody    on 17 September 2017

So -- the female perspective here? I'm a "recovering" academic. My husband glues himself to the television for hours at a time -- and loves all things motoring. Wheeler Dealers was a show that I was willing to watch with him -- specifically, Edd China's brilliant descriptions of all things mechanical lured this closet mechanic down from the computer. Mind you, the London to Brighton race in the century old vehicles had a certain draw as well!

I think that Velocity has been profoundly short-sighted here. There is quite enough puerile programming on television already -- why, on earth, would Velocity want to take a beloved and proven show and dumb it down? I, for one, will not be watching it again.

Geek out....

Edited by Julie Woodbury, PhD on 17/09/2017 at 03:36

   on 18 September 2017

I am seriously disappointed that Edd China has decided to leave Wheeler Dealers. I am not a gearhead but I loved hearing Edd explain mechanics in a way that made it actually sound easy and doable. Unfortunately Wheeler Dealers will be losing its audience - including me. Sad,

   on 19 September 2017 Velocity Channel is going with the "NEW Coke" versus "Classic
Coke" business model. Good plan, people! I was gonna say Good plan "GUYS" but that is probably incorrect on many,many levels.

   on 19 September 2017 Velocity Channel is going with the "NEW Coke" versus "Classic
Coke" business model. Good plan, people! I was gonna say Good plan "GUYS" but that is probably incorrect on many,many levels.

Frank Fox    on 20 September 2017

Frank Fox Long Island NY........I have watched Wheeler Dealers since the inception and I am devastated to hear that Ed will not be in the new season. I have been a gear head for all of my 75 years and I am always learning something new from Ed China as he explains how and what he is doing as he makes repairs. Velocity has made a serious mistake in trying to change the format of the show. I hope they realize the importance this type of programming is to the the majority of viewers. There are plenty of car shows available on cable TV and I am not sure I will continue as a viewer for the new season.

Conan    on 22 September 2017

This just makes me sad.....
I'm from the UK and have lived in NYC - car-less now for 15 years, so wheeler dealers is both a cultural and much enjoyed link to my motoring and engineering past. I loved the education and the attention to detail of Edd's approach.

I can see why the production firm did it, but they, in my opinion, have made a critical error, and broken the golden role of: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. They've tried to reduce costs, but lost the asset in the process. Now its a cheaper version that may still appeal to new audiences, however, like top-gear, substitutions are rarely accepted. When the magic is gone, just move on.....

Next stop, Edd's youtube channel!

Randy Graybill    on 22 September 2017

I've enjoyed watching Wheeler Dealers, especially because my other half enjoyed watching it with me! Edd made it interesting and intelligent. Now, just another boring car show. Velocity has screwed up. There was a magic about this car show vs the others. Now, eh. Just another.

Mary Brawley    on 23 September 2017

I'm so disappointed that Edd China is leaving as he was definitely the best part of the show. I own a black 96 Impala SS which my husband, who is a mechanical engineer, works on. Edd's thorough explanations enabled me, at 79, to better understand what my husband was doing to my car. Hope he finds anothet show in which to exhibit his talents.

Tim TerMeer    on 25 September 2017

Years ago Speedvision was a great gear head channel. Then Velocity took over and the downward spiral began. With Edd's departure the momentum increases. As The Donald would tweet, "Sad".

   on 26 September 2017

I can't watch another show where people hire other guys for 10 of thousands to restore cars. Ed reminds me a little of myself. Figure out how something works then figure out whats wrong and finally repair it.

I watched 10 episodes in the past 2 days. Ed is the only reason the show works and that those cars end up being valuable. Not many people have the balls and skills to fix a TT transmission or a S2000 engine's cam system.

Good luck to you Ed.


   on 26 September 2017

They made a good team, but the real star of the show was always Ed, not Mike. I learned something everytime he fixed a broken part. If he isn't on the show, I will watch something else. No desire now nor ability to listen to Mike talk for 60 minutes. Way to screw up a successful product Velocity. You suck!

   on 28 September 2017

Everyone, please follow Edd on Twitter, subscribe to and watch him on YouTube. That is the way to get him his own show. Also, leave Velocity alone. They will learn to make programming we like when their advertising dollars dry up. The only other show worth watching than Edd China era WD is Chasing Classic Cars.

   on 29 September 2017

So sorry to see Edd China go. He totally fascinates me with his ability to rebuild, modify anything that comes into that shop. I have no interest other than to watch him work on and fix these cars. He does his best work when is challenged. Honestly Mike is a little brash and loud for my taste. I definitely will not be interested in the future. Keep up the good work Edd. Much love from North Dakota
Bill and Renee Vokal

   on 29 September 2017

Edd was am excellent mechanic i hope he starts his own show.Mike just acts like he is doing things when really amyone could do his job and sell the cars for more money.Im not sure if mike can wipe his own a_ _.I will mot watch the channel anymore its getting stuppid like ass monkey.
Thanks James TEXAS

Charles J Linnet    on 2 October 2017

As an American 66 year old car guy it was nice to watch a show that did not spend more than the car was worth and did a real repair. Will miss Edd and will probably miss Wheeler Dealers. Why not put a representative at GM and put a small block Chevy in everything. Chuck from Oklahoma

Phil McQueen    on 3 October 2017

I just watched another episode of Wheeler Dealers, and was amazed at Edd's repair of an old Volvo. Regrettably I won't be watching the show any more. His leaving the show will undoubtedly make for a boring program. Velocity blew it !! Good Luck Edd !


Sam Franklin    on 5 October 2017

Best of luck to you, have provided countless hours of meaningful entertainment. I would love to learn that you will return to another show that will continue the winning theme that you have so well established.

Robert McDonald    on 6 October 2017

Never believed the buying prices of Mike Brewer or the ridiculously cheap selling prices anyway.
I watched the shows for the mechanical stuff much like everyone else.
Mikes car knowledge was good but the best part of the show was Edd China finding and fixing the problems, showing how its done and giving the tips to get it right and make it (look) easy. factoring in Edd's time spent on the refurb is something I'd like to see added. Edd's airtime is the one part of the show that should be ring fenced and protected and definitely not reduced.
Cutting Edd's bit doesn't make any sense at all. Its taking the heart out of the show.
What are they going to do now? A slideshow of before and after shots and Mike Brewer driving round a track to see which refurb is fastest?
The TV production guys are obviously not car enthusiasts and don't understand why people watch the programme.

RichJ    on 7 October 2017

In this day and age of countless TV series that aren't worth turning the TV on for, the wife and I enjoyed watching WD for a whole lot of years. Well, we enjoyed watching Edd do his thing. As for Mike, not so much. As everybody knows, Edd was the real star of the show and saved Mike's ass more times than not. Anybody can pay far more for a car than its really worth and brag about how they got a "deal", then dump the mess on someone else to fix and pretend like they made a killing on the profit when they sell the car for not much more than they've invested. Edd's rapport, demeanor, and humility on the show and during the dust-up after he left the show are rare qualities in celebrities these days. Edd is also the only reason we watched the show. There, I said it. Mr. Brewer thinks far too highly of himself to be half the man that Edd China is. We wish Edd every success with his new career. We'll miss you. As for Mike, well, I hope your new boy wonder can save your pathetic ass in every episode like Edd did. We'll be watching. No, not really.

C George    on 7 October 2017

I agree with just about every comment about Ed and Mike. Ed was the real deal and why I watched. But as an additional comment, part of the charm of the show was seeing how the market worked in the UK, and the inclination towards dealing with English and European cars. Why on earth do we need another Southern California car show?

I just watched the first episode of the new show and while I am sure Ant is a good showman on his own, he is too similar to Mike. Overenthusiastic to the point of wanting to say, "really, it gets you that excited?" Fake enthusiasm wears on you pretty fast.

Unfortunately this might still work out for Velocity. They have a different overall market. They will lose loyal followers like me, but they will probably keep enough of the general market to help keep their lineup full. Investors will value their company higher because they own the show now instead of just renting it, and in the end money is what makes TV go round.

But they will have lost the soul of the show and their loyal followers. Good luck Ed, I know you will find a new and better venue for your immense talents.

Scott McKay    on 9 October 2017


I won't be watching W-D anymore. I WILL be waiting excitedly to see what Edd does next. Hopefully, it will be more sooner than later.

Radar Bob    on 15 October 2017

After watching the first new episode (I wasn't, but Ed said he was going to so I gave it a go).... it soon became apparent why Ed left. Really.... one of only 15(?) in the US and the guy just sells it for 30Gs? Buy's it back (whoa, there's a shocker) for an additional 20Gs after the work was done? One of the original designers of the car just "happens" to be Ant's friend... and "just happens" to have enough free time available to show 'em the mythical 3rd wing. This show was so contrived/staged/full of bad acting that I seriously won't be watching any new episodes. Fake reality TV is what they wanted Mr China to be a part of - thank god he has a backbone and left. Good for Ed - I will be looking for more Mr China as the months roll on.

I'll just wish Mike & Ant the best of luck.... they'll need it. At least the Discovery/Velocity peeps made it an easy decision for me to switch off.

Mike@Drivertuition    on 20 October 2017

Some while ago the production company got me involved to do some high performance driver training for Wheeler Dealers and I had the pleasure of Ed's company for a day. Really nice guy and totally empassioned by cars, sofa projects, airships, you name it. Clever guy and interesting to boot, but happy to learn at the same time. We were meant to have Mike with us at some point but.....
Ed was what made the programme and differentiated it from the incessant over-produced d***** that we are now bombarded with both UK and USA based.
I have met most of the TV presenters and magazine guys at some point and he is one of the few that ooze genuine passion. Only Jonny Smith off 5th gear was similar.
Good luck Ed!

   on 20 October 2017

My son is an avid viewer of WD so I only watch by accident - I would never watch it by choice if purely for that idiot Mike Brewer. His faux cockney spiv act sets my teeth on edge and if he truly believes himself to be a master wheeler dealer then words fail me. Only a complete and utter idiot would pay thousands for the old crates he buys and as for the "profit" they are sold on for - it's excruciatingly embarrassing to watch.

Even ignoring the amount of hours Edd puts into each project I don't think I can recall one vehicle that actually made any sort of money, perhaps I missed that episode. The programme he did on his own where he traded up was so awful I had to leave the room so if he has any viewers with his new co-star I shall be very surprised. At least the original format of WD was reasonably interesting - if you ignore Brewer's infantile comments and antics - just to see the before and after following Edd's hard work. They got rid of the wrong presenter.

DANIEL RIOS    on 22 October 2017

I've been watching the show with Edd and Mike for many, many years and completely enjoyed it. I love to see Edd do the mechanical work on cars. I usually skip the buying of the car and the testing of the car. I have been watching the new version, and I don't like it. It skips most of the repair work and how -to-do-it. This new show reminds me of the urban cowboy, all hat and no cattle. This show is all talk and no repairs. On one show, the new mechanic showed, for minutes, how a gasket works. What idiot does not know what a gasket is used for. I have, for years, used the DVR to record and watch the shows later at my convenience , but no more. I will miss the show, but I can't stand to watch the new show. Bring back Edd the old format, please

   on 24 October 2017

The new show does not have it. They are too bubbly and unrealistic. In season 14 episode 3 they restore a mustang mach 1 which they say was such a great buy and they lose money on it. Sold for $26k and cost $25.2k thus valuing their 45 hours of labor at $18/hr. Seriously!! That has just to stupid. The premise is they restore for a profit but they are not doing that.

Jim Hull    on 25 October 2017

For years, Wheeler Dealers was my favorite car show. The new version without Ed is hollow. It lacks the same spark. Ed was the reason I really watched the show. While I liked to see Mike seek out and purchase the cars, Ed made it real. Being in the automotive restoration business for over 40 years, you'd think I would know everything, but Ed usually showed me something new in every episode. Everyone wants to see how things work.
The new show glosses over how to do the work and merely goes through the motions showing the car before and after usually filling in the time in the middle with some tool holding and pointing. While most car shows now are little more than an excuse to sell products and attempt to entertain garage drama where the cars were merely props, Ed provided something of value, knowledge that could be used after the TV was turned off. We'll miss him.

   on 28 October 2017

I've watched the show from the start, and as others have commented I quickly established it was to watch Edd do his magic and make mechanics more a reality and not a dark art.
His screen presence and calm nature in explaining things make the show.
Lets hope that another production company takes up the challenge and gives Edd a new lease of TV life in a similar format.
Won't watch Wheeler Dealers without Edd - "it wouldn't be right"
Here's to the Big Man - end of a motoring era...

Colin Hems    on 29 October 2017

Mike has made lots of solo shows dealing with buying and selling cars as was the very first Wheeler Dealers where mike and another dealer gave selling tips to members of the public, none of these shows have been repeated however the Mike Brewer/Edd China shows are constantly repeated across many channels so its obvious that this is the winning format.

   on 1 November 2017

Eddie was always there to fit and repair any broken down vehicle

Now the new producers Velocity I think will have to bring him back to repair their broken down show

Will never watch the new format

   on 2 November 2017

Velocity have made a monumental mistake with the new format, as countless others have said, we all watched the show for Edd and the way he explains the repairs he does. Mike's beginning and end part of the show was 'fluff' which I and most others fast forwarded. If a documentary/reality TV production company has any sense, they will sign Edd up to host his own show, with most of it being workshop based repairs, would almost guarantee this would be an extremely popular show. Vaughn, S.Wales, UK.

kentwoman    on 4 November 2017

I am a woman of 60 years. Absolutely love watching Edd taking bits off the cars! You can almost feel the car is saying that's better! someone's looking after me after being run into the ground for the last 20 years. Obviously some jobs are very time-consuming but worth doing and necessary. MB gets on my wick with his 'cockney' banter, and knocking down on prices. Can you get those sort of discounts at his car dealerships? I bet not! youtubes been cleared of all the hour shows so have to buy the complete box set instead or watch old ones on sat mornings. Americans have no idea about car shows, watch Pimp My Ride, to see the most screaming, hand slapping, silly haircuts and clothes to get a flavour of their equivalent shows. Bring back the old WD concept or make another for the love of cars with Ant/Glenister.

   on 5 November 2017

I'm a mechanic and a salesman, I fast forward most of the buying bits and just watch the repairs and the close, I think Mike is great at what he does but it doesn't interest me as much, I think Ant is great 2 but if the mechanical side of the show dies down then so will I.
It happens all the time when people try to save money, they end up losing and then the show ends.
Mike should have backed Edd then maybe the format would have remained.

RedModelAGuy    on 6 November 2017

The old mechanical axiom, “If it is not broken, not fix it.” applies to Wheeler Dealers (WD). WD was a product that met the needs of the market, and hence, they were a successful business. A business school graduate was promoted to grow the Velocity/Discovery Channel and his initial move was to reduce costs. But this appears to have been done without a rigorous cost-benefit analysis of changing the format of WD. It is yet to be seen if the new product of WD will succeed with a product that doesn’t meet the needs of the market.
I’ll miss Ed China for he taught me so much.

Dave Etheridge    on 8 November 2017

Agree with all the comments, a great show that has been destroyed. I've been working on vehicles since the 1960's but can always learn something from Ed, some little trick or tool that can save hours of work and swearing. This was a classic programme but a bit too much silly banter Now I guess it will just be full of silly banter so I will not be watching anymore. Let's hope another production company sees what Ed has to offer and formulates a new show.

Tom Reid    on 9 November 2017

Tom Reid Belfast

What more is there to say to the makers of this program other than " If it's not broke don't try and fix it." Without Ed's workshop wisdom I will no longer watch the program.

Good luck in whatever you do.

Al Harris    on 9 November 2017


now we have established that Mike is a Bell End & Ed is a chutney ferret - Mike has cozied up to Ant Antishead & left poor old Philip Glenister out in the cold - we the great car loving people of the world need a new show - how about Ed as mechanic, Phil as the show knob head, a s*** load of real classics - from 70's 80's & 90's - not the old crap with no performance - & to spice it up get a couple of leggy tarts to test drive the good example(like they did in the early show)

will blow the Dumb & Dumber Car SOS format out of the water - who gives a crap if some old duffer had a stroke after ripping his car apart & the restoration is on hold - do I really want to sit through some s t*** about some poor b****** with 3 weeks to live so a quick tart up of their car will make everything OK 9well at least they have something to sell to pay for the funeral.... ha ha ha)

cars, totty, technical repairs & a bit of banter - maybe ove the magic hour too - & just to make it even sweeter half the advert times too.

cars to fix up - AX GT, Capri Brooklands, XR4, Jag XJS, Fiat Mirifiori sport, anything by VW, Vauxhall Chevette (with a monster engine swap obs...) & so on.....

Arnold Smith    on 9 November 2017

Arnie Smith
I only discovered WD a few months ago and I was glued to it from the first episode I watched. As most people I suffered the Mike bit to get the Edd bit. What a great guy, he took me back to my old days when cars could be fixed with a few tools, some knowledge and if you were lucky a Haynes manual. I am 73 years old now and past lying on my back on a freezing cold concrete floor doing my own servicing. Now I have to pay a guy with a computer to fix my present car and and pay through the nose for it. Often to be told a load of twaddle from a kid who Edd wouldn't employ to polish a car and try and look like I believed every word he says because I don't want to upset him.
The Edd part of the programme was what kept me glued to WD, it was superbly presented by a true engineer who I could relate to. Image my shock horror to discover Edd had quit the show because they wanted to reduce his part, for me without Edd there is no show. Please somebody pick up the mess and give Edd his own show fixing up the classic cars, we don't need to know where they come from or where they go to, it's what Edd does to them that counts.
Bring back Edd.

Tom Barnett    on 10 November 2017

Without the amazing Ed China, the show isn't worth watching. The new Ed is boring and obnoxious. To watch him rattle on about the importance of resurfacing a cylinder head, and then not having a proper valve job completed while the head was at the machine shop, was certainly not the correct way to do the job. But I suspect it was the fast and cheapest way to film the segment. Then watching the segment with the p o s Dodge van that was receiving air bags being installed near rust holes was just too much. Is this really the correct way? Is this how it's to be done by the new "master mechanic"? Shame, shame on them. We all know that Mike doesn't know a box from and open end, but Ed would never have put up with such sh##. After watching all the episodes, many several times, I will not watch this show again. I'm a long time gear head and watch just about all the car related shows that Direct TV offers. But the new version of WD is a bust!

The Junkman    on 12 November 2017

What a load of nonsense.

If anything, the workshop part gets much more exposure in the new format. Edd either was grossly mislead about what his part would be (which I seriously doubt after holding the job for 13 years), or he had motives he for some odd reason doesn't reveal (which I find much more plausible). Mind you, there are always two reasons for doing something - the one you state and the true one.

Be it as it may, I think he will vanish into obscurity, while Ant is IMO doing a sterling job replacing him. In fact, after merely six episodes, I'm convinced that Ant is actually the better 'car guy' of the two, all the while completely lacking Edd's often somewhat iffy taste when it comes to modifying cars.

And while I'm at it, while most people moan about the spannering part not getting enough exposure, it just so happens to be my opinion that the effort Mike puts in to obtain the required parts is grossly underrated.
Whoever has experience in restoring cars will have to agree what an ungrateful and frustrating job this really is. Mike is the only guy I know who can still muster a smile about that ordeal. It takes a seriously dedicated workaholic to achieve this.

I know a lot of people who enjoy working on old cars, but most of them hate the business of obtaining spares with a passion. The best thing is to throw a bucketload of bits at them and lock them up in a workshop, that's what makes them happy.

However, I know very few people who enjoy wading through chicken s*** and dealing with people, who even by the demanding standards set by British intellectuals, can be classed as outstandingly eccentric.

Hence Mike's motives are entirely clear to me. Edd's not so.

   on 14 November 2017

Edd is the boy, we need much more of him. Forget brewer and his overbearing attitudes

   on 15 November 2017

Well wont be watching the New Wheeler Dealers with no Ed and with this plastic Ant (where's his Dec!).
No substance just a US personality driving reality show now

Harley Gato    on 16 November 2017

Maybe not the right forum for this but I got to say it somewhere. Okay tried the Ant for a couple weeks, I really needed a fix. Instead of learning any thing I have a garage mechanic trying to explain to me how clever he is and that I should be humbled by his skills (which he won't or can't share). (Don't know if I said it right but I hope you understand how I feel.) Lord I miss Edd and his style, the lack of drama (I have no use for drama). The only show that comes close in the US is Graveyard Carz.

   on 17 November 2017

Only just seen the trailer for the new wheeler dealer show..without Edd China and apparently with little of the engineering background being shown. What a shame to ruin such an excellent programme. What a stupid decision by the producers, check out your customers mate, you blew it.

Rob Yeomans    on 21 November 2017

Where are we going to get the "top tips" from now. Bad move to lose Edd

   on 21 November 2017

Count me out! Ant is as talented and watchable as the irritating Lardy loudmouth. Looking forward to Edds return to TV.

   on 24 November 2017

Absolutely shocked and gutted, wheeler dealers was Edd china, he is the David Attenborough of mechanics, Nothing against mike brewer but i won’t be watching the new series out of principal, I only hope edd gets his own show and carries on educating the masses,

glidermania    on 24 November 2017

Wow, just wow! Look at the number of comments posted on Edd leaving WD. Now imagine if it had been Brewer leaving, does anyone think there would have been as many comments from disappointed viewers!?

   on 25 November 2017

Looking at the mountain of comments about this change, it occurs to me how popular Edd China was and how many people put up with Mike Brewer to learn and experience the talents of Edd. The new show does not cut it with me because I now see two people sounding off instead of having to deal with one. The subtle mix of the original two made it work, primarily because of the quality of the finished product created the consideration I'd be pleased to take ownership of any of the vehicles. Some of them were brilliant vehicles and I'm sure their new owners are proud of owning them. Edd's talent was perfection in repairs and knowledge of how to get the best but least costly result. Isn't that what the show was about? The revhead bits were somewhat stupid given the limited opportunities for testing any vehicle at speed, so forget that for me. What appealed to many viewers was the grassroots approach and best option repair of many things that wear out with vehicles, most of which are a mystery with current generations. Bad luck Mike, you should have looked more closely at Edd and not yourself on those programs, but what else do second hand car salesman think?

ghostrider    on 25 November 2017

The comments above about some it up, I've watched the programme since it first started. Always informative and educational as well, Mike Brewer does brilliantly what I can't do, sell cars, I couldn't sell water to someone lost in a desert! Edd's work is that unusual combination of high quality attention to detail with a sense of reality, this is no over hyped set of bodges but a workmanlike and realistic approach to car restoration. When you watch the antics and tantrums of other US made car restoration programs you realise what a gem Wheeler Dealers was.

Velocity seem to have entirely missed the point of this program and I'll be surprised if it continues for very long. It reminds me of Channel 4's sexing up of Time Team which resulted in the departure of some of it's most interesting personnel and it's demise fairly soon after as it dumbed it down in search of audience ratings.

I was glad to hear that WD is the most viewed car show on the planet despite the antics of that other lot now on Amazon and formerly the BBC. WD was a proper car show, all we are left with are the largely speaking OTT US shows and those clowns on Amazon Prime.

I do hope that someone spots the relevance of Edd and gets him back in front of a camera soon

gary mcinalty    on 26 November 2017

again its all about money you bunch of tight a***d scumbags you cut the best part of the program that s edd working on the cars but still gave that fat we t*** mike his main part in the show every body knows what the show was all about edd fixing some great classics mike the fat t*** did nothing well from me you can ram the new show where the sun defo dont shine a***holes

   on 27 November 2017

Mike Brewer clearly has an inflated view of his own contribution to the show.
Other than being as irritating as a bad dose of thrush, I question how much he actually knows about cars. Given the horror stories that Edd has had to deal with coupled with the number of times Brewer has broken down in a car he's just bought I don't think he knows a wheel nut from a rubber grommet.
Factor in how he "road tests" the cars and I'll refer to how he "tested" a Cobra replica by nearly ripping the tyres of it and if that'd been my car I'd have dragged him out of and b**** slapped him.
I'll miss Wheeler Dealers but only because I learned so much from Edd. All I learned from Mr Brewer was how to be an obnoxious creep you'd move away from in a pub.

andy davis    on 27 November 2017

andy davis I see a comment made by someone who done car repairs at home......yes its tv, yu would have garage owners calling for edd, if he rebuilt jag or aston engines on a I'm sure its kept to a minimum....I think its all mike now he,s trying to do more me, show,s.......well I think their should be an edd show....many thank,s for help youv,e given to some of us learner,s edd....were all behind you.

andy davis....

Richard Hooper    on 29 November 2017

Somewhat ironically I feel, if it ain't broke don't fix it! Very sorry to see Edd's mechanics bit go - its a backwards step, no doubt, but hopefully some tv-type exec will see just how much clamour there is for a proper car show that gets into the mechanical nitty-gritty.

   on 9 December 2017

There's nothing to say the "new" version of "Wheellerz dealerz USA" won't be a success for a whole new audience who enjoy a more stylized* version of the show.

Not having seen the new version I really couldn't comment, however....

In my humble opinion If TG is a litmus test it should suck major male chicken!

Personally I liked the fact the program wasn't purely about the profit they could make by "flipping" (f&*k me I hate that term!) and focused on the detail behind the work, very much the same reason I like things like "how it's made" or "food factory". I mean imagine if (a new production company) got hold of how it's made and said "less focus on the how it's made element and lets see how much some big mouth single celled life form barely clinging onto any semblance of humor or intelligible insight can sell this s*** for...." (which seams to be the standard presenter on these cheaply made "cult" us tv shows and isn't a reference to Mike who I actually thought worked well with Edd)

To be fair I'm probably owed a few honorary degrees given the amount of open university programs I used watch in my youth, pretty much tells you were my heads at.

* For "stylized" read "s***"

Coogey    on 9 December 2017

China is broken. The most valuable vases are those put back together with gold ( Kintsugi)
Edd is pure gold and will rise again to even greater heights and value for our viewing pleasure.

Wheeler dealers now have a severe puncture that may swerve them off the road to further success.


   on 10 December 2017

If Edd China is going, then so am I! Mike Brewer is a car salesman, and Ed China is a magician. Learnt a lot of top tips over the years from Ed. Get your own show Ed!
As for the new owners of WD, I hope you are prepared for a loss.

   on 10 December 2017

and look what happened to Top Gear. Enough said!

   on 13 December 2017

I have watched a couple of the new episodes of Wheeler Dealers and am not impressed. A really solid and informative motoring show has been replaced with a cheap uninspiring clone of second rate US shows. I am a keen motoring DIYer and have found some of Edd's tips and advice hugely useful, I have kept episodes stored for reference (sad I know). Edd's calm approach to solving problems and his undoubted expertise in so many fields is both entertaining and informative and to me the much best part of the show.

So if I see a Wheeler Dealers show on the listings I will check if its an old one or new one, if its an old one I'll watch it, if its a new one I'll skip over it.

I hope Edd is involved in another show soon.

   on 13 December 2017

Can't believe that Ed China is no longer part of this program that has entertained and informed me for years. No point watching now - if we had lost the other over enthusiastic aspiring used car salesman it would have improved - I normally turned the sound down when he was spouting his predictable nonsense, but always turned it up for Ed.

What a waste of talent

Mark Lloyd

   on 13 December 2017

Someday, someone is going to regret that decision and losing Ed, take away him and the educational and amazing aspect of the whole production is lost. Would you see the same if Eric was taken away from Wise? Or better still Ronnie was minus Ronnie, no, the whole idea would be ridiculous indeed. He was and is perhaps the most capable engineer who ever graced our screens with his easy way of doing things to restore anything mobile. Thousands of people or indeed hundreds of thousands have got the bug on car DIY, he taught us a way to repair and gave us the confidence to do such repairs. I, and I am sure others will hope that he might return with a similar format again, without the need for a typical car salesman to show off the finished product and gain the main credit for the show.

Nigel Hundley

   on 14 December 2017

When will these tv companies learn?
Watched these two from their Autotrader days when Ed was still wet behind his ears!
Mr Brewer may be the so called brains but in an hour long showing you see him only at the start & end of the show & an tiny update bit in the middle.
Other than that it’s Ed’s show. Ed’s the kingpin.
Lose him & the shows dead.
Well it’s about to die big time!!
Come on Ed do the sensible thing & set up on your own.
Oh & stay in the uk too.
Let mike set his small store out across the pond, he’ll soon realise his mistake.
Sitting here writing this at 05:45 watching you getting your hands dirty on a 1984 Jeep SJ7 (series 4 episode 3)

Mike Jenkin    on 16 December 2017

It's almost surprising this controversy has lasted so long, not only here but on a number of similar avenues. Edd China is clearly an immensely popular and respected individual.
I believe the reasons are that he has ability, a rare integrity, combined with a lack of ego; quite the reverse of the qualities clearly required in the new Wheeler Dealers.
I hope we see him soon receive the success he deserves.

   on 18 December 2017

Some comments here talk about the chemistry between the two - and I disagree. Whilst Mike is mildly entertaining, he also comes across as insincere (mostly) and irritating, after a while. Edd, on the other hand, seems passionate, experienced and genuine. I'm not sure who Velocity were listening to, but I'm pretty sure that the velocity is about to be lost from Wheeler Dealers. Shame. I'll need to watch more Fantomworks.

   on 23 December 2017

Without Edd the show will loose its edge.

AVery Private Gentleman    on 24 December 2017

If its any consolation to people in the know Ed China is a Taurus born the sign of the bull and Mike Brewer is a Virgo, They are both compatible "earth" signs.
The new team up with Brewer and Ant Anstead wont work because Tony is an Aries, this is a tricky and confrontational combo.

William J Hughes    on 27 December 2017

I taped the show so I could fast forward through a lot of the things Mike did and get to the reason I watched these many years. I was mistakenly under the impression that the two had a bond that would last forever. If they would have stood their ground together against Velocity they may have won or gone the way of Top Gear. I have to admit I watch the new show with Ant but fast forward frames are more plentiful. What ever happened to the saying,” if it’s not broke don’t fix it”.


   on 28 December 2017

I may have missed any response from the programme makers but.....universal horror at losing Edd must have been considered by them as an acceptable loss. Good luck Edd in your new ventures and in finding executives that will appreciate your talent.

   on 31 December 2017

Would only happen in America, break a good thing, then try & fixed it. What ever happen to 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'.
Hopefully Amazon will have another good program showing shortly staring Edd China but not Mike, He actually make car repairs seem easy & would make a great presenter.

Mikael    on 1 January 2018

I think Mike Brewer is the only reason this show is a huge success. He is enthusiastic, really good at picking the right classic car and it is he who runs the show. The part when he seeks the right car, looks in ad´s, makes phone calls, test drives (always in a good mode), makes the deal and then try to convince Edd that it is going to be a good profit is the best in the show. Afterwards he always is the cheerful lad who says “You did it again…”, “Wonderful..” and so on
Edd China is interesting to watch but mostly reminds of a boring high school teacher who lectures day in and out. It´s better when Mike sums it up and sells the car. If the program only should be Edd repairing cars I would fall asleep after 5 minutes and all the programs should be the same (one pea of…).
I think it is easy to replace Edd, there are a lot of good mechanics, but cheerful and enthusiastic show-hosts with the love and know-how of classic cars is hard to find.
To be fair Edd has the part in the show to be the “boring, negative, realistic type” and Mike is the “happy, positive type” that thinks everything is going to work, like yin and yang.

I can´t understand why people think that Edd´s working cost should be in the calculation. The whole idea is to show that you can restore cars on your own and make a small profit on it, a lot like Property ladder with Sarah Beeny.

I think the real reason Edd choses to quit are that he wants to be in the UK. The program manager’s want´s to do more shows in one season and if Edd is going to do all mechanics it takes to much time. He already has some assistance and he would have to have more to be able to flip the cars around faster and therefore they don´t want to film this in detail. That’s ok by me, I want to see more about Mike dealing cars and being enthusiastic about old classic and forgotten car models.

If I want to see instruction videos with Edd I can see his new brake videos on YouTube. This is a lot like when the beard left Fast n Loud, it is still Richard searching for barn finds that is the interesting part. The restoration is fun, but I don´t need to see every detail.

My favorite episodes are the E-type and the Volvo PV.

Ta da!

/Mikael in Sweden

luke mcgarty    on 1 January 2018

Without Ed in wheeler dealers I won't be watching the show anymore. He was what made the show what it was. A classic case of greed, where in trying to save money the producers have scored an own goal. This in my mind will signal the end of which was a great watch. I hope Ed gets the chance to start a show of his very own in the future. Good luck Ed, thanks for all the enjoyment you gave me through the years.

Luke in Scotland.

   on 1 January 2018

Give Ant Anstead a chance, he is a very accomplished mechanic and has a better track record than Edd. Ant has restored some of the worlds classics and sold them at auction for world record prices. He is actually enthusiastic about fixing up cars unlike Edd who always moaned if he had any work to do which got really tiresome every show. Look into Ant’s history and credentials, he is head and shoulders above Edd and still explains the repairs as good if not better. A change was needed as the show had got stale and very same old every time. I agree with a lot of the comments about not wanting to see more of mike as he can be a bit annoying, but give Ant a chance and you won’t be disappointed as long as the producers don’t messit up. Edd was a bit of a posh boy using tools and machinery that no normal mechanics would ever be able to use anyway ?? I do agree with comments stating Edd is sick of recording every series now in America, as most of us are. Come back to the UK where your roots and viewers are.

andy mulholland    on 2 January 2018

there is a fairly obvious reason for watching a car show and that’s to get engaged with cars. Not people, and certainly not to watch people (Americans usually) arguing. Edd brought a welcome touch of normality and knowledge that made it possible to get engaged and learn about cars in a way that made sense and increased the possibilities of ownership of affordable classics. The presence of Mike was to set the intro to getting the car in the workshop and fo offer a close to the rebuild, that and little more.

Now we have a show that the intro and close dominate the time at the expense of the part those tuning in want to watch. Un-nerving similar to the manner of Chris Evans and his screen time in TopGear. The BBC could not afford the TG franchise to fail, particularly in the US market so it acted, what happens to WD will, sad to say, depend on the lucrative US market not the fans in the UK.

Space for another show in the UK for sure, just needs the right backing, so Edd, why not start with the classic cars event promotors and classic car magazines?

   on 3 January 2018

Thanks for the patronising insight into the programme I have been watching since it started. Chris Evans on Top Gear was a bit different, that is one of the most popular shows in the world and they got it so wrong I’m suprised it survived at all. WD is more of an enthusiasts show. People will moan about the beginning and end, but let’s be honest, if they like the show and have watched it for years they will not stop watching, it’s just little schoolgirl strops ??

   on 3 January 2018

It's all been said but sadly the MIGs "men in grey suits" at Velocity won't take a blinwd bit of notice, so from now get used to the programme vomiting up loads of American crap. Ant Anstead is without doubt a brilliant mechanic and petrol head and I only hope that he can inject some of the skills and enthusiasm that Edd China showed. We all want to see more of the hands on mechanicals and whilst it's still essential for a bit of Mike Brewer lets just have a little bit of him only and concentrate more on the mechanical bit. Time will only tell!

Chinmusic    on 3 January 2018

Just had the satisfaction of downvoting brewers droop trash talking ed and it clicking over to 1k thumbs downs. Quirky ed was so watchable and engaging taught me loads, brewer taught me nothing about buying or selling (which he is terrible at) and is just irritating. Love the oily bits, fast forward anything between the purchase and getting it in the workshop. If the show had a fault it was all the recaps after the ad breaks but they all do that now, must think we have goldfish memory. Less of that, more workshop. Quite liked the west coast trip but don't turn it into overhaulin (another great show, but this is a different usp) . Will be following ed whatever he does, looking forward to it. Watching ed whip off a cam cover or lever a ball joint apart is car p0rn at its finest.

MSG00001    on 9 January 2018

I must say this has become a program that has lost so much no Ed has gone. Watched the first episode and after ten minutes just knew it was going to be a waste of time. It has lost every bit of appeal. Sorry to say Ant just has not got any connection and looks like an actor not a mechanic. Why spoil a show so much. Same has other car shows that tried but failed to change.

Roger Raymond    on 10 January 2018

Good Luck to MB, but I think that the new series without Ed China will fail or will never reach the viewing figures when Ed was in it. No disrespect to MB, but he's just a car salesman and I don't think we, the viewers, wish to see that much of him. I've just watched the episode of the S2000. Thanks Ed for educating us and breaking down the barrier of techno talk. If anybody knows where they test drove the S2000, please help. I drive both an MG and ride a motorbike and would love to do that ride this summer. Mike said Jemma? Gemma? Jeva Gorge? I've wound the tape back several times and I can't quite get what he said. I know about the Avon Gorge having stayed at the Gorge hotel, is that it? Thanks and good luck to the new series of Wheeler Dealers, but I shan't watch it.
Bikerbiker aka Roger Raymond

ray oconnor    on 11 January 2018

We watch this show daily in New Zealand. It's very popular as most cars shown are on NZ roads. The programme goes all around the world anyway, and big Edd seems like a very nice English Gentlemen, who seems to love his work and is second to no one at it. 'Carry on Ed'

At0micandy    on 12 January 2018

Oh well, another car sho that has been dumbed down and that I will no longer be watching. Shame. wIll keep an eye out in case Edd gets his own programme.

Peter Morison    on 15 January 2018

I am sorry to see Edd no longer in the show, As for Mike Brewer he has always been a waste of space, whom I find objectionable as a person. I feel that in the long run Edd will be better off without him.

   on 17 January 2018

Have watched WD since the beginning and have always enjoyed Ed’s mechanical fixes, he has given me confidence to tackle jobs that I had not done before. I noticed in the last series that Ed’s part of the show was being reduced. I have watched the first three episodes of the new series and although Ant is a good mechanic we aren’t seeing him do half the work that is needed. I know that as this is an entertainment show most of the work is carried out behind the scenes by a team of mechanics but the old format gave the impression that if you had an understanding of how a car works you could do the jobs yourself. To me it seems that under the new format it will be no different from all those other car shows such as Gas Monkey, Misfit Garage and Car SOS where there is minimal information on how the car was restored and most of the time is spent on the cast fooling about. If we are talking about changing a shows format perhaps Car SOS could get rid of the annoying Tim and his embarrassing parts blags and bring in Ed to partner Fuzz, now that I would watch, although each episode would probably last for two hours as both of them would want to ensure things are done properly.

Steve swan    on 17 January 2018

Got to agree with everyone, been watching the New show and it's a hard watch.
The yanks took over and ruined a class act.
Edd was the main man.Brewer is finished.Ant tries to hard and mugs himself of.
Wheeler dealers is finished.

   on 20 January 2018

Ed is a genius.....quite simply the show will not work without him.
I have watched his replacement and turned over after five minutes.
The chemistry shone through with China/Brewer......Sadly not with the replacement.
Producers are responsible for ruining many shows and they have managed to do it once again.....fools. I would expect viewing figures to plummet!

Neil Martin    on 22 January 2018

I have loved this show, but no more the new serious is seriously awful. I put up with Mike on the show, more of him is just painful and the American location has just distanced me from the show. Thank but no thanks

Mazen    on 22 January 2018

I gave it a try for 3 episodes and it only got worse!
Im very sad to say that im abandoning the show for good now. After all these years how can you change a winning concept just like that?
I have nothing against ant he's a good lad and a great mechanic but its the "new and improved" wheeler dealers that i cant stand.

   on 24 January 2018

Long story short, Brewer is annoying and expendable.

China is engaging and indispensable.

Simple as, end of.

Magic removed, formula broken.

The show WILL now fail.

Nice work Velocity.

Heads will roll. They always do.

Mark my words.

   on 27 January 2018

Echoing comments here, I was drawn to WE because it took me back to my dad's garage, watching him do what used to be done in the old days. Simply the names and sights of all those parts, I loved it.

I can now see immediately if it's a Velocity prog due to the stupid music whizzed over the interesting bits, which are not shown. Ant was okay but it's lost the reason to view.

It's now just a clone of so many fast car shows, but the big brum brums cars are not why we watch WD. Velocity must be nuts (no pun intended. )

Just have to look out for old repeats. Pity 'velocity' is not shown at beginning of show so can switch off without wasting 15mins of Mike.

Oh well.


adrian russell-smith    on 12 February 2018

It’s like hearing and watching a cover version of your favourite record by your favourite band it might be good but it will never be even close to the original.
The chemistry between them both and most importantly featuring the classic cars we all either wish we owned in the day, had owned and lost them due to kids etc, or have a chance to own now and want to so, so badly.
I want to buy nearly everyone (that’s a lie I want to buy them all) they have bought, told us about and restored by the end of the show. Having followed their journey I would have a smile a mile wide as I drove them I could just sit and look at them with a warm feeling knowing it was on my drive. The show gave you the feeling of being a car restorer you feel and share their passion. I so hate the person who buys them as I so want to be him/her, I just feel they don’t deserve the car as they did not go through the whole process like we have will they love it as much as we do ?
New version …………. Lost the lot.


Christopher Felton    on 12 February 2018

I've now watched 3 episodes with 'Ant' and I must agree with all the other comments. This programme is just a load of USA crap, trying to turn the presenters into some kind of superheroes.
Ed China was just a typical, very knowledgable, English mechanic, working on British cars.
The whole appeal of the programme was watching how Ed fixed mechanical problems.
I for one always made a cup of tea when Mike and Ed went out in the finished car - that part of the programme was always very 'hammy' and not worth watching.
This new Americanised version of the programme is ALL very hammy and not worth watching.
RIP Wheeler Dealers

   on 13 February 2018

Sorry to disagree, but for me the show is still entertaining. Ant is more relaxed than Edd was and I enjoy some of his technical explanations more. Edd was a genius but the conversations between Mike and Edd were usually cringe worthy. The chemistry is now better. Maybe just needed a refresh? Anyway I wish Edd well and look forward to seeing him back on the box soon. But I'll still be watching WD. It's a bit naff, but it always has been.

   on 13 February 2018

Show is on its last legs, big mistakes typical by the production company.

   on 16 February 2018

No doubt Ant is a clever bloke, but the mechanical work is so 'glossed over' now. Ed made you believe you could do it yourself - not anymore! Each one of the new series I watch makes me more likely to tell the TIVO to cancel the series link. SHAME!

John of Gloster    on 18 February 2018

Think Mike and the original excellent concept of the show was set aside by some BIG $$$$ attraction blindness from across the pond. Mike had to tow their line, not his original fine line which worked so well and that shows in the few episodes of the North American versions I've seen so far.

Unlike the updated later shows, the original WD was a "must see" for this car enthusiast. Maybe the revamp is aimed at the car consumers... Big difference. No longer a must see for this observer.

Now retired, I used to buy-sell cars when Mike was still in nappies. I met him about when he was at least a couple of stones lighter. Yes, that was many moons ago and his off-screen persona was different back then too.

Mike had a vert good thing going with Big Edd and no doubt he'll be financially better of with the North American $$$, but, whilst that maybe his gain, it is our loss. So sad to see.

Wish both of them well for the future.

What has surpised me is that as yet nobody has snapped up Big Edd and his fine range of talents both under the bonnet and in front of the cameras. Then come up with a show on the same lines. Does MB have some form of copyright on the concept? If not then there's an opportunity for someone with a bit or nouse and vision. If I was a good few years younger, I'd fully explore that possibility. The demand is obviously still there.

Elaine Mayne    on 18 February 2018

At 66 years of age I am now a woman’s who understands some things about cars. From Mike I learned how to sell a car too cheaply. From Ed I’ve learned how a car works and can now understand the car mechanics when they talk to me. Carry on Ed, you have made your place on TV.


Elaine Mayne.

   on 19 February 2018

I’ve watched WD since the beginning, I, like a lot of people thought it was going to disappear down the oil pipe. However I like the “new version”. I don’t think we need to know the spanner size needed or which way to turn the nut.
Ant’s part isn’t reduced as we were led to believe.
I wish Ed all the best and would really like home to do something like Mark Evans and built/rebuild cars (or planes or helicopters) from scratch.

Richard Redding    on 20 February 2018

Sorry Mike, the programme has lost it's appeal. Ade's work on American tat has not created the interest that Ed's can create on truly genuine cars for the UK.
So little of the important top tips that Ed would describe just don't materialise.
You've lost me and thousands of others.

   on 22 February 2018

Just watched the new show. Garbage. No Edd no show. Same as new Top Gear. Do me a favour! Will watch old shows on demand.

Ray Cole    on 26 February 2018

Edd China WAS Wheeler Dealers. Without him the show is nothing.

boolander    on 1 March 2018

I was a fan of the program because it took me back to my younger days of trying to fix my claptout cars on a budget, the cars they fixed were those I'd grown up with couldn't wait for them to get one of my cars and struggle like I did to work on it. Edd made it look so logical. Mike is the typical second hand car dealer & he suits that role, nobody does it better & for that reason he needs an honest John,(Edd) to keep the cars legal.
As soon as the program went to America it lost most of what made it unmissable.
Granted they started off with a Uk classic with an astonishing improvement in design, but the bread & butter of their remake might as well be cabbages & cauliflower, the appeal has all but gone. There are so many classics that I grew up with now being ignored by those made famous peddling such icons.
I don't really find American cars interesting, hope Mike satisfies his need for more money

Anthony Ridge    on 8 March 2018

The only reason we watch Wheelers dealers is because of Ed. His knowledge and information he gives while fixing the cars is brilliant. They should give more time to Ed rather than cutting his time on the show. I wish Ed would help me improve my car. I am disabled and can't afford to get it done and do it myself because of my condition. Will not watch the show without Ed in it.

Liston walker    on 8 March 2018

I have been watching wheeler dealers from day one i finish my work get home watch wheeler dealers probably the worst thing that you have done i won't be watching good luck Ed all the best in the future

Edited by Liston walker on 08/03/2018 at 17:32

Stetrue    on 12 March 2018

Why do Wheeler Dealers sell their cars so far below market values ?
I have just seen the Mini Moke episode and Mike Brewer suggested selling it for £7500 Now checking other examples of these vehicles and the prices start from around £12000 upto £30000.
So that price is ridiculous and it sold for about £7200. Why ???

   on 12 March 2018

I would like to see far less buying & way more technical in fact I fast forward to where Edd & now Ant meet the car for the first time the buying parts bore me senseless.

Phil Hey    on 14 March 2018

R.I.P Wheeler Dealers!! won't be the same without Edd. always enjoyed the show and it taught me so much, Thanks Edd

Leslie Black    on 15 March 2018

They got it the wrong way around, should have gotten rid of motor-mouth Mike, and kept Edd China who made Wheeler Dealers what it was??

Derek Richardson    on 17 March 2018

The person who should leave is the person who ever decided to let Ed China go. Has this m**** read all these letters in support of him and the following this show has.

   on 18 March 2018

Mike Brewer is a complete muppet! All mouth! Ed's part of the show is the real informative part and the only reason most people watch! Just seeing all the hard work Ed does turning a sow's ear into a silk purse is so fascinating. I like many will no longer watch now that Ed has left. He made the right decision and good luck to him. I wish him all the best.

   on 18 March 2018

I agree. Brewer is an idiot, but Edd China is a genius. It was the reason I watched the show.

Darrell R Priddy    on 18 March 2018

Darrell Priddy I HAVE NOT WATCHED ONE EPOSODE OF THE NEW Wheler Dealer show never cared much for Mike as only watched the program regulary to watch Edd China perform his magical mechanical tallents , hope he starts his own TV show I'LL bea a full time watcher if that comes about . good luck EDD and God bless .from Eleanor WV .

Ken Fitzgerald    on 20 March 2018

I only discovered WD a few months ago, so will have a few seasons of the replays to watch.
I find Mike a bit abrasive and rather self opinionated, apparently always seeking the limelight, and find his 'flying' handshake a bit excessive. That's just my personal taste. His ability to acquire the right kind of cars and views of market viability is what you might expect from a used car sales guy. After his choice of and purchase of a particular car, I just skip through to the workshop element.

Ed's contribution to the show is by far the most interesting. His oily, mechanical, down to the nuts and bolts' fix it' part of the show is the real reason I watch. Ed's contribution is invariably excellent. Always a clear and concise presentation, even if sometimes a bit simplistic in relation to some jobs.Explanation and presentation of the potential 'do it yourself' jobs is always first rate. Knowing when the experts need to be called in is also useful to know.
The shows format, which is I guess from reading, I am used to the 'old' format, especially when it deals with European motors, is excellent.

I do find the financials a bit peculiar, no account ever being taken for the time expended on work needed, which if calculated would invariably mean the cars were hugely unprofitable, when sold on.

A programme of great interest, changing the format to something more American will lose many avid viewers certainly in the UK. But the US market, being so big, is the one where the money is to be made. Sorry to see Ed go, I wish him every success in the future, hopefully he may evolve a show with the more British format? I will again become an avid viewer.

Gordon Ennis    on 22 March 2018

As a petrol head who has owned over 95 cars since 1958 I have been an avid fan of the show for many years. At the ripe old age of 77 I am just swapping my 1991 Mercedes Benz 190 D for a mint 1993 Mazda Eunos MX5 .I have owned 5 of the 190's and a MK2 MX5 previously. I do virtually all the servicing & maintenance myself so really appreciated the programme and will be very sad to loose Ed and the switch to American cars which are well served in several other programmes . One thing I think would have boosted the shows popularity by a massive amount would have been to run a competition for the ownership of the renovated car on each show. I for one would enter a large number of them as when you have seen the standard of work done by Ed & co you would be proud to own one. I think the show's income would have been more than enough to satisfy the bean counters.
At least there are lots of repeats to watch on Quest TV.

Rick Pep    on 29 March 2018

I have watched all of the Wheeler Dealers since the beginning and I had watched the series with Ant. I find Ant a perfectly likeable guy even though i prefer and miss Edd. I do notice what Edd pointed out about a reduction in the details shown. I notice many times Ant is showing you a particular point and then Voila it is done. That is what makes me sad. Instead of seeing what Edd did and how he did it, now we see Ant's efforts fast forwarded. My guess is Ant wanted the job and was willing to sell out showing all of his work. It is much less educational and I only watch it when I have nothing else to watch and sometimes not at all. I used to never miss an episode and looked forward to the new ones.

It is a pale comparison of the old show.

douglas timms    on 17 April 2018

i used to wait eagerly for the new series to start ,edd was the main reason his skills with the spanners was second to none.Have not watched one programme of the new series.Good luck edd.

Adrian Rabet    on 18 April 2018

Now watch Car SOS even if the scripted parts are cringeworthy

Backaxle    on 25 April 2018





Barry Gadd    on 4 May 2018

Anyone know if Ed China is involved in any new car renovation series?
Like all the above comments I can manage to watch Mike for a few minutes but then glaze over. I wish Ed the very best for whatever venture he takes on.

Neil Plucknett    on 16 May 2018

I loved the early shows where they took old, cheap cars and did them up in such a way a home mechanic could follow on. It felt towards the end of the UK series they had moved into the realms of the more expensive with Edd using more and more specialist gear but that might just be a case of having too.
I was unimpressed when they decanted to the USA - the vehicles bore litle relevance to the home market but with Ed at least the shows still entertained. The new series with Ed left is, to be frank, awful. Ant is a nice enough guy but there is too much of Mike ripping sellers off to get vehicles and then making money at the end.
It feels to me as though a US company has bought a successful UK show and - in typical US fashion not understood the ethos of the programs and changed it to be more American completely screwing it up in the process - any one remember the abortive US attempt to copy Ricky Gervais "The Office"? Well thats how it feels Velocity have trashed WD!!

Tony Lunt    on 21 May 2018

Granted, Ant appears to be a good mechanic, but why does he keep flashing his teeth, has he a contract with a toothpaste manufacturer? also why do the producers insist on that stupid background so called music, who's interested anyway, cheers.

Waavo    on 21 May 2018

Edd was the reason , Brewer was tolerated. Ant not a touch on Edd unfortunately for WD. Back to watching reruns of the gold old shows

Derrick Tate    on 23 May 2018

Wheeler Dealers! Nothing against the new guy (big shoes to fill) I'm watching a show now on the discovery channel, did I just see what I thought I saw hahaha new guy has held up a can of car airconditioning refill at least 4 times, like an advertisement for beer hahaha..... Realy are you trying to mug us off?

Ridiculous, the new show has missed the point of the show and why it was so successful! You are trying to turn a great Car TV program into a money machine. You saw $$$$ and thought let us sell lots of advertisement, and even then you have done it in the most ridiculous and cheap way! Just an amateur TV program now.. Sooooo glad Edd had morels and said F**k this crap I want no part of it..

   on 24 May 2018

Some pencil pusher has taken the heart of the show out, destoyed it, idiot

glidermania    on 26 May 2018

Not sure if Ive already commented on this but Velocity are rightly being panned but do not underestimate Brewer's part in Edd leaving. There has clearly been friction building up in later series with Brewer wanting to be more 'hands on' plus wearing his 'Mike Brewer Motors' emblazened shirts. Strange that on other shows, these types of logos are blurred out!

Even Brewer will have noted Edd was getting all the plaudits for the show while he was playing the part of the oily rag. Brewer can now be found on You Tube bad mouthing Edd saying amongst other things Edd wanted to be a 'tv star'! Really, Mike!?

For people to claim Brewer did the buying and selling is pap. Any one with sense can see these were clearly set up and scripted. From the very first series production staff set up the 'buys' with the price agreed before Brewer did his piece to camera. Similarly as for selling the cars, these were 'bought' by production staff for the programme ending then sold properly later.

When they did one series of where the cars were now, all but one or two were with people other than the tv buyer and the owners said that persion only had the car for 'a couple of months.' The red Ferrari was 'sold' to a well known dealer.

I feel sorry for Ant. He's a good guy and while maybe not as inventive as Edd, is clearly talented.

I gather the second half of the 'new' WD series started in the UK the other night, a double episode even! I didnt watch and for the first time in 13 seasons, do not feel inclined to either even on catch up.

Edd is piloting a new Edd's Garage restoration programme on YT. While product placement is clear, someone has to pay to make it work.

Good luck Edd and, best wishes Ant. Sorry the censor would not let me post my comments to Brewer.

john airey    on 5 June 2018

just like the old top gear trio, were becoming 'the Last of the Summer Wine' type old codgers..... so, the Wheeler Dealers format, is getting a bit tired too. the format, is entertainment, but its throws in mechanical knowledge, and expert trade services, that an enthusiast, thrives on, but a non-mechanic, gets a little confidence, in challenging a garage that might be fobbing them off etc... I liked the oily bits, and some of the slots that Mike did, away from the wheels, aftermarket parts, and fellow model enthusiasts .test drives.... every show had to have the same format, the handshakes, the tooting horn at the garage, the moan from Mike, 'its not finished yet!' and the sale at a reduction etc.... all very scripted. I accept that. but, I think we need a different type of show. definitely not the 'overhauled' ---pinch the car, and return it, all done, for free type. just a simple kind of MOT failure challenge.. repair cars, repair damage, club connections. history of the marque. its still entertainment... but something you remember

Andreas Winter    on 7 June 2018

When I heard that Edd China left the show and they don't show the mechanics anymore I stopped watching wheeler dealers. I regularly watched the show because I was interested in how to repair things. Obviously the new computer generation is not interested in getting their hands dirty. I'm glad I can fix my cars by myself.

gerry1945    on 8 June 2018

It was Ed that I watched with WD and perhaps it would have been nice if an extenuating program or DVD had been made of all the background work that Ed did to arrive at the finished end. Many times of him taking readings of faults with a fault finder I would have liked to see the background of how to properly use one of these tools. I did write to WD requesting a book on modern car electrics but received no reply.

Jeremy Keen    on 13 June 2018

I'm a bit late joining in on this one, but want to add to the chorus of agreement here. Charming as Mike may be, it's seeing the entrails of each car being pulled out and fixed-up by Edd that captivates me. His knowledge is extraordinary and his resourcefulness inspiring. But then I have done my time disembowelling cars and bikes (with far less aplomb and skill) when I was younger, so I can relate. Maybe a younger generation don't get off on mechanical stuff the way I do, but without this what are you really left with? This is a program for car-nerds, and there are lot of us.

M ANDREW    on 29 June 2018

Sorry to see you go EDD you are the show without doubt.
I am truly sorry to be rude but the little fat chump is so annoying i fast forward when it is his turn to proform
{and he does proform annoyingly) on the show, come on how many people trust a car salesman and he portrays the type we avoid when buying another car.
I am preying that another production company picks you up for your own show but please leave the little man to ruin another show so we do not have to fast forward his air time.
I am so dissapointed the show continues without Edd unfortunatly I will not be watching the show in its new format.

   on 7 July 2018

Respect to Mike Brewer for saving classic cars. I understnad he does this when not on Wheeler Dealers. However, I'm sure he is well rewarded for the privilege. That said, it was a winning team. Unfortunately, like nearly everyone above, I need to fix my car and cannot afford garage fees. If I have no choice then so be it, but where I can save I will.

Learning from Edd was a pleasure. I've watched since day 1. It's not just down to a particular model. It's about method. Edd showed us that better than anyone. Bless you Edd. Thank you for the knoiwledge and entertainment.

The new show - not interested. Ant might be good. Maybe, possibly, better than Edd. But it's not for me. The person I talk with is no longer in the show. The late Terry Wogan had a way of communication. He was talking to you, not millions. That's a gift the new people have lost.

Janice Hanslow    on 14 July 2018

Just back from tour of the Middle East to find that the most excellent part of WD has departed the programme! What the 'eck??? Totally agree with comments above. Totally support Edd's decision and wish him the very best in any future endeavours. Andy & Janice

Julie Swannell    on 26 July 2018

Edd should start his own show "Edds Workshop Wonders" so sad when he left. Still we have the re-runs and U Tube xx

paul mack    on 28 July 2018

The plaudits continue for Edd and rightly so, EVERONE of the comments (except one) have expressed their dismay but most of all their ENJOYMENT of watching the big man work his magic on cars from yesteryear.

A truly fantastic bloke Edd, like everyone else I will (AM) miss/missing you and your simplistic but methodical approach to car restoration.

I have a couple of ideas for all you TV MOGULS out there who just might have the foresight to:
A) Read and digest all of these viewers comments
B) Have the nuts to employ Edd China and produce a much needed Motoring TV programme that is 100% UK.

The recent “New” Top Gear with Matt Le Plonk was a prime example of rubbish tv produced by rubbish Moneymen!

A Yank fronting what was a Decent TV motor show who near as damn it every week bored the hell out of me with his insistence of driving a b***** ugly Yankee heap trying to convince me it was fabulous!!

Hey Mr TV Man:

Edd China and Fuzz Townsend?

These two guys are a SUCCESS STORY waiting to happen.

Pair them up with the prog name TOP GEAR UK, failing that produce a NEW motoring show with greasy,oily hands and the rest of what makes a car tick and employ the guys to front it!

Job Done and more importantly for you money grabbers, it WILL BE A SUCCESS!

Edd, it’s all been said my friend, but I’ll finish with my piece, I wish you well and SINCERELY hope to see you on the telly showing us how it’s done in the UK!!

Good luck to you.

Paul Mack

PETERTHEGUY    on 1 August 2018

Oh Hi , May I say something sacrilegious ! . Perhaps WD needed a new approach and freshening up ? . Amazingly Ant has nailed it - you have to give the Guy credit . Also the chemistry between Ant & Mike is actually more punchy , The Programme seems more watchable because there seems a greater interaction between the two Presenters . I imagine this was a deliberate policy formulated by the Production Company and you have to admit it works ! . Sorry but most of these moaners need to eat their words , as in my opinion the SHOW IS NOW FAR BETTER - MORE ENTERTAINING AND VIEWABLE ! .

Pete Smith .

Edited by PETERTHEGUY on 01/08/2018 at 02:49

   on 1 August 2018


Your comment tells us, that you are not laying under your car to do the repairs with your own hands. Under the car, you need tools and knowledge how to do, NOT entertainment.

AND, as many writers said before, WE daily drive our VW´s, BMW´s Peugeot´s Toyota´s and so on, but no american cars.

Thank you very much Mr. EDD CHINA, to transport your knowledge to us and take the fear away from me, to do works at my car .

nomeandude    on 1 August 2018

Oh Hi,

Dead right I am NOT laying under my car when I,m watching TV ! .

Look these Guys are in the Entertainment Industry for Gods sake ! .

If you want knowledge on how to repair any item on your car just

go on U Tube and type in the necessary key words ! .

Wheeler Dealers is not meant exclusively for Nerds ! .

Most people watching don,t know one end of a Spanner from the

other ! .

Don,t get me wrong Ed is a great guy ! .

But the Format was getting a bit stale ! .

It,s not the end of the world .

Stop complaining and MOVE ON ! .

Pete Smith .

paul mack    on 4 August 2018

Here we go again!

Cannot see the point in agrguing ‘tit for tat’ which I my opinion IS boring!!

As I see it, the main point (again imo) is the fact that the new WD is AMERICAN based.

By all means have Ant and Mike as presenters but PLEASE ensure the format is for the UK market and viewers.

Nb I stand by my original comments that Edd China and Fuzz Townsend should front a UK motoring show.

That’s me done.


Ps I’ll not be entering the ‘Tit for Tat’ discussions going forward. LOL

Murat    on 8 August 2018

We really miss you Edd to watch in WD; there is no reason to insist even Ant is a perfect mechanic, his muscles and style does not appeal to the real WD funs. Without Edd it is very ordinary TV show which we do not rather to watch in our limited daily time. You should do something to get him back. And Ant can be a good Paul for him.

Col Strath    on 8 August 2018

Having watched the new format without Edd China in the WD workshop and I must say that whilst Ant may be a knowledgeable mechanic and may be a talented spannerman,what he fails to have is the Charisma which Edd possesses by the bucket load and is really missing by Edd ‘b’ movies replacement.Sorry but I will be watching car SOS as a replacement for WD which is heading to quietly flop and dissolve from our screens-What a shame-

   on 8 August 2018

EDD for Top Gear, that program needs saving by someone still human like him!

telltel    on 13 August 2018

Edd was the program, I'm surprized that he never pulled up Mike on his lack of knowledge around Net Profit! If they had been working in a local garage it would have gone under ages ago.

G money    on 17 August 2018

Edd needs his own show.
I volunteer to go out and buy and sell cars on his behalf.
With all the information available and some hands on knowledge and willing to get your hands dirty and a charismatic personality what’s not to like.
Let’s do it Edd!!!


Daz Hulme    on 19 August 2018

ed i got a 1930 something buick if you wanna play

Brian O’Connor    on 26 August 2018

Just watched an old episode of the show and it made me sad to realise that this great show is now unwatchable. Ed made the show and he was the reason nearly everybody watched it avidly but he has gone. Mike is ok but it grates when he kept using phrases such as “top dollar” etc. I never watch the new show as it is simply a clone of the other American car shows, an awful loss to all piston heads of this country.

Edited by Brian O’Connor on 26/08/2018 at 18:15

Carl Muler    on 29 August 2018

I learned so much from Edd, he really has a gift for explaining what he's doing. I really miss his part of the show and wish I had one tenth of his knowledge.

C Muler

Peter Vincent    on 4 September 2018

Can anybody tell us what Edd China is working on now ?

Nick Turley    on 10 September 2018

Good bye Wheeler Dealers.
We will miss you

Nick Turley

Michael Damian Klinkenberg    on 12 September 2018

Never liked Mike despite his obvoius knowledge - too euphoric, too nice, too false like all salesmen.

Edd, if you read this:

Bought an MX5 NA 1996 recently and remembered an episode you recommended Evans Cool Classic which I knew its quite pricy.

Replaced the brownish fluid with but the temperature gauge rises by approx. 20% than it did with water. No problem with engine though.

Why is that?

And if it was just an ad you got some extra cash - you
definetely deserve it because you were priceless!

Take care man.

Michael Damian Klinkenberg

   on 14 September 2018

I have watched all the programs many many times over( its the one advantage of being senile!) and I always fast forward through Mikes wahoo bit where he goes into ectacy over every car from a Mustang to a Reliant Robyn—it is sooooo embarrassing. Though In general I llike his chipper cockey style , its a bit of a laugh.

dave southall    on 16 September 2018

I don't watch mikes usa extragansa its not what I want in my uk comfort zone , give ed his own show for us petrol heads

MykiMyk    on 22 October 2018

Laddish spivs like Mike are 10 a penny but Edd is a rare multiskilled master and nice bloke which is extremely rare in the modern age.

surely someone out there could make money by giving Edd his own show.

Mr Mike from Spain    on 23 October 2018

If velocity ever read these comments they should get a pretty good idea how they have upset the loyal fans that have followed this programme for years. As usual TV is being dumbed down for the average numpty and for the sake of making/saving a few dollars/Pounds. If any show goes to America you can guarantee it will be ruined to suit their somewhat 'different' tastes. Ed contributed a huge amount to the show and must have educated thousands of people about the oily bits which some of us love. I have never liked Mike Brewer. He is far too smarmy and false and if I ever shook hands with him I would count my fingers afterwards.I would not trust him as far as I could throw his fat body.

Edited by Mr Mike from Spain on 23/10/2018 at 17:16

Ste Haughton    on 23 October 2018

"" GUTTED "" Edd was the & still should be the main man !! :(

I supose they will make a film oneday about mike


Ya sell out.

Edited by Ste Haughton on 23/10/2018 at 17:42

Cliff Hammans    on 30 October 2018

Without Ed and his mechanical skills and knowledge and not forgetting the other mechanic who assisted Ed , when another set of hands were needed, the show , sadly for me and I suspect many others , has become unwatchable . The show makers have scored an own goal . I liked Ed a lot , His communitive skills along side his mechanical knowledge was the highlight of that programme . Mike Brewer is entertaining and provided the " cheeky chappie " side of the duo that worked well. .

Edited by HJ Editor on 30/10/2018 at 12:01

Philip Nicholls    on 27 December 2018

I'm surprised that so many people have nasty things to say about MB. I still think he is funny at times and more tolerable to watch than say, Richard Rawlings.
While I was saddened that Edd left the show, I quite like Ant too. Yes..too enthusiastic, too much smiling etc. The show is still very interesting to me, and more interesting than most car shows.
While I'm not American, I find it amusing with Brits responding about fixing British cars in Britain. Its a big world out there. There are interesting cars everywhere.

Robert Macbeth    on 22 January 2019

Robert Macbeth When they transferred the show to America I knew this was the beginning of the end for ED and the show. He was told his role and part was to be basically axed, so he axed himself from the show. He was the show for all the world viewers, but the producers in Hollywood have a different agenda on the table, which removes any programs showing the public how to fix things for themselves. The man is a marvel, loyal to the watchers, and knew it was over the minute the Americans took it to the states. Next you will see by government appointment, feminism and US TV it will have to start using female mechanic's whose brains and brain chemistry cannot fully understand mechanical workings and metal. gee whizz, the part of there brain for working out how to do things in reverse order does not exist. Fact, but we are now controlled by communism, which the public still do not see this twist of fate they face daily now and globally, by a very sick few elite behind the scenes running the world. The world is deliberately dumbing down humans to basic stupidity levels, so you cannot now have TV showing you how to repair anything yourselves, as big multinational companies see it now as there job. No mechanics are taught any more in schools. Nearly all TV has become mind boring d***** and utter stupidity. Facts and even science are now being changed for consensus above facts. You will soon have to pay to learn how to use a spanner, or what or how things are made. Wake up world, the elite are turning you all into zombies for their own agenda, as dumbed down people are easier to dupe and control.

Edited by Avant on 02/02/2019 at 11:28

   on 28 January 2019

While I 've watch the show from the first one up until the end of series 14. There were signs of what was to come, in series 13, Mike started using tools and these clips looked like my wife using a screwdriver. while he had always done something outside of the workshop I always felt that was his way to try and get a deal on some part or other. Back to 13 some might have notice that details on how Ed how had done things was not being shown just commented on. Like most that come to past I think the show has had its day for me and for others. I don't watch any of the Amercian workshop type shows as they are more about those in them, then what they can do and WD has gone down that road. While yes there are other cars out there and some American cars are ok WD started in the UK as how to buy and fix up a second hand car in the UK. Most of us will never go to the west coast of the US to hunt down a car and ship it back to the UK. Once that started to happen the show started its downward trend for me.
Sad but nothing good lasts forever, good luck to Ed in future projects, Mr Brewer well he was annoying in the beginning so he's in the right place in trump land as that is full of annoying people.

   on 31 January 2019

Won’t watch the new series, wheeler dealers was all about learning about cars and how to do the dirty bits. I like Mike, but Ed is the show. I expect this to be as good as top gear after all the presenters left, pile of sh* t! Bring Ed back and I will consider watching.

Pocketsout    on 20 February 2019

I haved watched the new shows. They are ok, but lack the charm that made the originals someting that you can watch over and over again. I haven't watched any of the new shows more than once and can't imagine ever doing so. The twin ego's of Mike and Ant irritate after a while.

   on 12 March 2019

I agree the part with Edd was the most enjoyable, interesting and inspiring section of the show......but..... I've just watched my first episode of the new version. I guess the fact it was an Escort RS avoids the issues a lot of the previous comments about American cars not being as identifiable with UK viewers but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ant's breakdown and explanation of the turbo rebuild was very informative. Also the addition of the third whale tail wing was brilliant.

The worst thing about Americanised shows, is the incessant need to repeat and constantly update the storyline in case you weren't paying attention the first three times the narrator told you what was happening (and then again after the adverts) Hopefully this won't happen to Wheeler Dealers.

I look forward to my next episode before I pass judgement.

NEIL SCARLETT    on 15 March 2019

Having watched Wheeler Dealers, from the beginning up to the current season 16, I too felt a little trepidation when Edd left / was replaced. However I decided to give Edd's replacement, Ant, a fair hearing and I must say that in my view he has proven himself. Whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed wheeler dealers down the years, I do feel that the interaction between Edd & Mike was becoming increasingly Laurel & Hardy esque and the show was being increasingly hammed up. When Ant joined the show I noticed that the so called comedic routines, such as Mike pretending to crack the whip, were toned down to a large degree. In summary Mike is a bit of a knob but what do you expect from a salesman? Edd's a great mechanic and so is Ant. Wheeler dealers is not perfect but in my opinion still the best car show on TV. However for the ultimate in understated no nonsense car shows, albeit without any workshop content, I believe that Victory by design, presented by Alain de Cadenet, is unbeatable. In the interest of balance maybe someone should commision a car show featuring Mark Evans along with Mike Brewer, and Tim Shaw. It would make an excellent addition to the range of programs broadcast via CBeebies.

Edited by NEIL SCARLETT on 17/03/2019 at 18:34

   on 22 March 2019

Ed,s technical content was the only reason I watched this show! The rest was OK most of the time. But it's not worth watching now.

Urawan Kerr    on 27 March 2019

You do realize no one reading this

Richard W Nolan    on 4 April 2019

I had not realised that a change in the format of Wheeler Dealers had been proposed! The only point of the show was Ed China's expertise and his ability to demonstrate the correct way to do a proper job in refurbishing a vehicle . I am an amateur mechanic and have maintained all the cars I have owned . I have been in awe of some of the jobs Ed has tackled. I have learnt such a great deal from watching the program . There are times when the decision makers make decisions which are incomprehensible . Clearly they do not understand which part of program content is fundamental . There is no point in the program without the contribution that Ed China has made !

willsapples    on 6 April 2019

WD has gone the same way as Top Gear which started out as a consumer programme with something interesting to say into a show with three superannuated f***s with big egos and with their brains removed, behaving like spoiled t***s.
I haven't watched them for over 20 years.

Sad to see WD has moved in the same direction. As H.L. Mencken said '' nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public". Mencken died in 1956.
Nothing has changed.

e2 ott    on 12 April 2019

Watched all the WD until the American shows, watched some of these, but wasn’t really interested in the awful cars the did over there.
When Ed left I was totally disinterested as now you just see the cars suddenly appear with new paint, wheels and interiors without even a mention.

The original show was how this was done. The money at the end was a lesser point - whether it was a profit or a loss. But now that seems the main point.

So the format seems to be :

buy a car that needs next to nothing doing to it,

Get someone to do next to nothing to it (but don’t show much of this)

Sell the car again & count your greenbacks.

I wonder why people are not tuning in so much..............

Motti    on 4 May 2019

What happened to; if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.The same goes for wheeler dealers.
The original show was entertaining in all aspects and although I would love to run
A classic I won’t be able to as I have I garage and no experience of servicing a car.
MB and EC were a good team so why change the format of a world class programme?
It does not make sense.

   on 13 June 2019

I don’t see any change in the amount of time showing how to restore the cars, just the person doing it...

grahaa01    on 10 July 2019

I've Been Watching The New format, and have actually been quite astonished at Ants skills. The new bumpers he made from scratch for The Americanized Capri for example were a pretty amazing example of his skills. I missed Ed, but Like the format, although I agree sone of the cars have been a bit naff. Let's hope it gets better.

silverstarcars    on 11 August 2019

Yet here we are 2 years on with Ant replacing Edd and the show still going on. To be honest as far as I am concerned Ant is just as good as Edd and I still enjoy watching the show and it does not appear they have introduced more Mike time and less Edd / Ant time in the show, so apart from the fact the show is now based in the USA and they do some American cars which I have no interest in I still watch it when they do Euorpean or Japanese cars. As for Edd 2 years on, what's happened to him? I am afraid slowly slowly he will disappear from the screens completely.

barrie crowther    on 28 August 2019

I agree with silverstar cars; Ant is just as informative as Edd was. He works like a pre-programed robot though, very slick ie over rehea***d. The British fun way is drop a spanner now an then or try a method of doing something that did not work!

paul robert watson    on 12 September 2019

Edd was the star of the show,he never talked down to anyone and was
always very interesting.He was always doing all the work and not getting his just deserts in the way of reward.You can see the differance
in the new line up.His replacement talks to everyone as tho' they are
kids and need to be taught as know nothings.As for Mike he has gone
downhill,instead of letting someone have a bargain because he loves
the motor,he is now just interested in the biggest bucks,a true U.S.
greed drama.It's a real shame!Surely the BBC will give Edd a Job even if on BBC2,a quiet replacement for Clarkson.

   on 25 September 2019

Like all good things on the box, some m**** has to tinker and totally f***s it up, without Ed, there is no wheeler dealers.

Wim de Bie    on 30 October 2019

De allergrootste flater die de producenten konden begaan wa Edd China uit de show te laten gaan!!!

Maar ja, die producenten zijn dan ook flapdrollen zonder hersenen en zeker zonder auto-gevoel.

Ben zelf autotechnieker en wat Edd deed en uitlegde was altijd leerzaam en realistisch.

Mike daar en tegen is en veelpraats en middelmatige inkoper/verkoper.

Wens Edd veel succes en hoop dat er een nieuw programma met hem komt.

Hij is een fantastische onderwijzer!

Wim de Bie - België

   on 15 February 2020

I only watched WD because of Edd's presentation. He made everything so easy to understand and restored every car to perfection. Mike's contribution was just a lot of hot air and bunter. Shame on Mike to accept the desires of Velocity.

paul collins    on 4 March 2020

I loved watching Ed China, although I am an experienced restorer of classic cars I never tired of his knowledgable approach to repairing cars. On the other hand I have watched Ant Anstead, and his knowledge is nowhere near Ed's

Ed would never have welded a cast Iron exhaust manifold with a MIG welder.........Anyone who knows about cast Iron will tell you that such a Bodge will only last till the first time the manifold gets hot and expands!!!!

Bring back Ed

   on 28 March 2020

As so many others have said,Edd was the reason why we watch the show and fatty brewer was simply an irritant with a tenuous grasp of grammar and poor attitude towards Edd, often treating him as his "boy". If the new production company wanted to save money, they could dispense with Brewer's dubious servies - he isn't very good at negotiating, either; just an errand boy forEdd!

paul robert watson    on 14 April 2020

Such a pity to see Ed and Mike part,I know Ed was the star of the show and Mike was just his stooge,but I do think they liked each other
or Ed would not have done all the work and let Mike reflect in his own
ego.Ant on the other hand is no Ed China,he talks down to the audience,still he has been a copper.The show is now more and more
about the profit,even if Mike will reduce the price for a pretty face.

   on 17 April 2020

I was at the NEC Classic Car Show In November 2019. I couldn’t get to speak to Mike at the WD Stand as he was busy with other people but one of his helpers, a young man of about thirty tried to sell me a book about Mike’s favourite motors. When I asked after Edd he told me that Edd had been sacked and that he and Mike didn’t get on!!!
Having read through the above article and comments I can see that neither statement was true!
The fact that someone on the team should come out with these spurious comments just about sums up the skulduggery!
If workshop time so brilliantly delivered by an expert is cut then they don’t deserve air time!
Thankfully the old WD is still shown on Quest and you can still by the DVDs.
I hope that Edd will once again return to the air waves. He inspired me to keep battling to get my Austin A35 back on the road.

   on 27 April 2020

John Burns.
As already pointed out its the bean counters at their worst again. They decided the American market was the place to aim for. Apart from the Ford Mustang, I have never heard of the majority of these US cars. I have watched a couple of the new episodes but brewer definitely has a completely inflated ego and now wants to be seen on the tools when he is just a big tool. Well we can still stream the Ed China episodes, great!!!

D R Williamson    on 7 May 2020

How many times have the executives at Velocity lost skin from their oil-blackened knuckles, due to optimistic misuse of a British made King-Dick adjustable spanner?

Carlos Fonseca    on 11 June 2020

O programa era optimo após a saida de Ed afundou-se. Esperemos que haja a possibilidade de voltar a ter o Ed China a fazer um novo programa. Aproveito para dizer que os Shows sobre carros dos EUA não teem nivel,conhecimento,honestidade enfim é só lixo.

c Reed    on 20 June 2020

The WD programme with Ant doing the business on an Alfa 164 was classic WD.
Good detailed engineering commentary from Mr Ant.
I always wanted a Alfa 164, some machine.
The little fat man stayed well out of it.
Thus the programme is worth watching the many repeats.

c Reed    on 20 June 2020

The WD programme with Ant doing the business on an Alfa 164 was classic WD.
Good detailed engineering commentary from Mr Ant.
I always wanted a Alfa 164, some machine.
The little fat man stayed well out of it.
Thus the programme is worth watching the many repeats.

   on 24 September 2020

I guess it's been said before (see above) but despite Ant being quite good, what jars with the continuing series is that Mike was funny the first couple of dozen times, but it truly does get a bit wearing with the same old comments, and blustering.
Grand idea of such a program in the first place, but without Edd, and even enough of Ant, the program has become jaded, less informative, and decidely no longer amusing.
Sorry folks!

   on 7 November 2020

No Edd no show as far as I'm concerned, a great show ruined!

Mike Eagles    on 20 January 2021

Watched the latest WD with Ant and just not the same, prefer to watch the repeats with Ed China as Ant just doesn’t have the tips or personality, sorry Velocity think the new series has run its course.

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   on 25 May 2021

Mike Brewer is awesome but after 2 or 3 years of watching the show without Edd it just lacks something that Edd brought to the show. Now I only watch the repeats with Edd in them. The people forecasting that the how would become mundane Americanised rubbish were totally correct. One thing though, when Edd returns to the show, or when they return the show back to being something more educational again, rather than two blokes slapping each other on the back and sniffing each others effluvia, they should teach people how to work on modern computerised cars without breaking the bank on software and computer equipment. Classic cars are OK but with all the ULEZ and other zones the classic cars are the preserve of extremely rich people, at the cost of £12.80 per day to drive within the north and south circular in London and that is on top of some ridiculous congestion charge like £15 a day, classic cars are too expensive. They need to talk about modern cars

   on 21 August 2021

Here's the skinny folks.

You, I and most others could do what Mike Brewer does.
Edd, on the other hand, has a unique skill set.
In no specific order

1. First rate mechanic
2. Has a personality
3. Great presentation skills
4. Isn't trying to be something he's not
5. A very good teacher
6. An encyclopedic knowledge of his subject matter
7. Honest with us peons

8. Probably more

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