Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

2017-ж., 21-мар.
10 725 031 Көрүүлөр

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

  • ,👌👍👍👍👍

    Муслим ИскаковМуслим Искаков6 саат мурун
  • Money destroyed cinema, money destroyed video games, money destroyed literature, cars, food, tv-shows, you name it... Thank you Edd China for what you gave us during all those years! Wishing you success in your future KGworld endeavors! Team up with James May and create a 'super boring' show for old-school fans. :) Let those money-hungry cats regret their decision. Your quality material will find its viewer and will triumph!

    Юрій ГіричЮрій Гірич6 саат мурун
  • Ed was one of the reasons I watched the show regularly, the show was the reason I watched the network regularly even though it was a lot of formula contrived bs outside of Ed's show. I haven't watched the show once since he left, I don't watch the network really either, because it's nothing but contrived, scripted garbage.

    Troy HendricksonTroy Hendrickson11 саат мурун
  • you made the right choice ed.

    gregory perkinsgregory perkins23 саат мурун
  • That mike has certainly gained some weight over the years apparently he’s on 20 cream cakes hello day 😂😂😂

    deon mooredeon mooreКүн мурун
  • You were the heart of the show Ed. You had such an accessible manner and we all felt like we were in the workshop with you with a cup of tea having a chat. Whatever you do mate, all the best!

    Steve MoranSteve MoranКүн мурун
  • Oh dear move on

    Andrew SpencerAndrew SpencerКүн мурун
  • How about if they do their own show?

    Wilfried FriedrichsWilfried FriedrichsКүн мурун
  • U are a very competent and professional person, I’m in according with you.

    Alessandro ForcoliniAlessandro Forcolini2 күн мурун
  • I know this is an old Video from four years ago but only recently discovered you had a Channel but will leave my two bits worth anyway. You were Wheeler Dealers and just carried some baggage along the way. When I hear WD mentioned the first thought is "Oh! that's the Show with Edd China" whereas would have to Google to remind me who the other Guy was. Personally I seen him as your Employee that got the bits you needed without leaving the Workshop. You could easily have a regular weekly show dealing with all that deals with older vehicles as at a guess I would say more People work on old cars than get under the Bonnet of a new car. When can have 10 Million watch a four minute Video there is no need for a Studio and Production Crew nowadays or unneeded costs.

    Dundee PerfectionDundee Perfection2 күн мурун
  • And now you are back on KGworld

    nouri lonouri lo2 күн мурун

    Ago PedroAgo Pedro2 күн мурун
  • i paused it straight away, i knew why, he felt like He did all the work and the other just gave him work..

    Mike Van Der VegtMike Van Der Vegt2 күн мурун
    • it seems usa dont wanna make plain ppl smarter.. yea if they all knew the Real truth , every Cult over there wont exist.. So GG Edd.. F.ck 'em all.

      Mike Van Der VegtMike Van Der Vegt2 күн мурун
  • Thing I never understood about wheeler dealers...............is that they never took labour into account. Buy a car for x repair it...............and sell it for Y..............And claim a profit of Z.............VERY misleading

    MallersMallers2 күн мурун
  • Grazie Ed!

    LortelLortel2 күн мурун
  • Türkiyeden de hayranların var,ed,china

    Mesut KoçakMesut Koçak2 күн мурун
  • Thank you Edd for your input which was very interesting to say the least. I am sorry to hear you are moving on but, I now look forward to discovering your next output. Regards, 😉😉👍👍

    Keith LaddKeith Ladd3 күн мурун
  • oh man, you are a monster, a legend, thanks a lot & good luck!

    Round MidniteRound Midnite3 күн мурун
  • edd china ❤❤

    Doruk BeşgülDoruk Beşgül3 күн мурун
  • We brought a $2000 car spent a week fixing it and sold it for $2700 now thats a great profit.. Yeah i dont think they made any money from the cars it was literally just for the show!

    pablo picassopablo picasso3 күн мурун
  • Almost a million subs. Going good. I think a collab with Matt Watsons Carwow would be a good one. Maybe a new formula

    H0usseTube !H0usseTube !3 күн мурун
  • I only watch the shows edd is in .

    Gerard HenryGerard Henry3 күн мурун
  • Trust the Americans to screw things up Again..

    Ted CarrollTed Carroll4 күн мурун
  • Good for you Edd!! Never knew why you disappear off the show

    diego bordondiego bordon4 күн мурун
  • Why you sorry Edd its better than ever

    Jim RoundJim Round4 күн мурун
  • Did a great job fixing the cars Edd and loved the way you told us how things work and showed us,awesome matey & some cars were real junk & Mike mainly found & paid for the cars,though not doing the fixing,Mike decided to treat you like a convict, makn every inch of work repairs,as hard as possible,then getting smart mouthed many times,i'd have left way before and told Mike to go outside and give himself 1/2 a doz uppercuts..plus he sold many cars way too cheap,anyone can give great cars away,like the Boxster S..6,400 pounds..worth 9-10 all day..Edd it has been a pleasure to watch ur show..and wish your great aspirations are fulfilled.!

    MrGordonjamesMrGordonjames4 күн мурун
  • Birtanemsin ulan

    basrolde Cjbasrolde Cj4 күн мурун
  • Wheeler dealers without Ed is like Top Gear without Clarkson

    M SM S4 күн мурун
  • I was watching this show on TV many times. It just isn't the same as before without you. Thank you for that amazing experience and keep up the good work !!

    Minecraft PapercraftsMinecraft Papercrafts4 күн мурун
  • Смотрел вас с Юношества. Из за тебя Эд сейчас работаю в сфере автозапчастей. Спасибо :)

    Explosion512Explosion5125 күн мурун
  • Loved to watch you fix cars.

    Jacob KingJacob King5 күн мурун
  • Please come back :-(

    starforce224starforce2245 күн мурун
  • You soooo good mecaniker love see when you do your stuff

    Mamma HMamma H5 күн мурун
  • You made the show....👍

    Theleadshed vlogTheleadshed vlog6 күн мурун
  • Please come back Edd!

    Ga SiGa Si6 күн мурун
  • Seni seviyoruz en kısa zamanda ekranlarda görmek istiyoruz türkiye olarak büyük bir izleyici kitlen var adam gibi adamsın yolun açık olsun takipteyim selamlar

    Hakan KundakciogluHakan Kundakcioglu6 күн мурун
  • Ant Arsehead.. Wait! What?! What did I hear/read? Had to read the texted name - twice. My bad. 😂😂 Yea.. The show ain't the same without Edd. To Wheeler Dealers kinda happened the same thing as when Late Night with Conan O'Brien moved to LA. Not the same anymore. New production companies always ruin it somehow. Sad stuff...

    Bror JordasBror Jordas6 күн мурун
  • Verstehe eins nicht so ein guter Mechaniker und keine eigene Sendung mach doch deine eigene Sendung!

    osman steinerosman steiner6 күн мурун
  • Thank you Ed for all the wonderful years on wheeler dealer. The show will not be the same without you. That being said, I wish you all the prosperity in your new direction. you will always have me as a big fan and follower as I truly enjoy your work, although I am not a mechanic. Cheers!

    James ArthoferJames Arthofer6 күн мурун
  • Hey Edd , since you left the Team i dont watch the show anymore .

    QuattroownerQuattroowner6 күн мурун
  • Everything has the beginning, everything one day ends. Good luck 4 Edd.

    Johnas DoeJohnas Doe6 күн мурун
  • Edd , espero que vayas adelante con tus proyectos. Y que los videos sean subtitulados en español. Un gran abrazo desde Galicia,España.

    Un minuto másUn minuto más6 күн мурун
  • Velocity should be canceled for there shitty programs

    MarkMark7 күн мурун
  • I genuinely hope that wheeler dealers has lost alot of its viewers. Mike brewer is lazy twat who expects to reap the rewards from what Ed has done

    OGXdamienOGXdamien7 күн мурун

    OGXdamienOGXdamien7 күн мурун
  • U was the good part pra the show, that fat Guy ia Very boring.

    Diego KuhlmannDiego Kuhlmann7 күн мурун
  • From France, the english accent is so beautiful 🤗

    Corbeaupoilus corbeaupoilusCorbeaupoilus corbeaupoilus7 күн мурун
  • Edd ,eu adoro vc desejo sucesso nessa nova jornada e obrigado por compartilhar o seu conhecimento vc é um Dr da mecânica

    Eduardo Valentim de souzaEduardo Valentim de souza7 күн мурун
  • Guess after that he started living la vida sofa

    yewnewyewnew7 күн мурун
  • oki

    Piotr ogrodnikPiotr ogrodnik7 күн мурун
  • That Ant guy is so unnatural animated person that makes angry to watch the show. Good luck. You were the reason I watched the show.

    Wilson EashoianWilson Eashoian7 күн мурун
    • I think ant is good

      YaBoiiz27YaBoiiz275 күн мурун
  • All the best Ed, it's such a great show you will be missed.

    Craig KeeganCraig Keegan8 күн мурун
  • Would be an even better show if it was Ed & the new guy. Mike can stay at lunch .

    aneseedaneseed8 күн мурун
  • Grazie per quello che mi hai insegnato in questi anni. Buona vita e spero di rivederti in officina. Una stretta di mano e un arrivederci 🤗

    Tobi BiancoTobi Bianco8 күн мурун
  • What did Mike do anyway apart from bla bla bla.

  • Edd thank you for 13 years

  • eres el mejor

  • Thats Show Business. You Fit In Or You Bow Out .

    Trevor G WelchTrevor G Welch8 күн мурун
  • Come back

    KarizmatikEmmiKarizmatikEmmi8 күн мурун
  • The show isn't the same without you Edd. And the in depth detailed coverage of what goes on to get a car to its finished state is what makes that show. I feel that Ant tries to hard and I can't bring myself to watch it anymore. If something isn't broken then you don't change it or fix it right.... good luck in the future buddy

    Was CrackinWas Crackin8 күн мурун
  • Quality never comes cheap

    Ateeq ur RahmanAteeq ur Rahman8 күн мурун
  • I stopped watching It since Edd left.

    ArkadiuszArkadiusz9 күн мурун
  • The heart of the show was Edd’s skill, knowledge and integrity. That’s why I watched it. Good on you Edd. You have our respect.Mike is happy to grab the money it seems.

    hisodesu1hisodesu19 күн мурун
  • les émissions de mécanique sur RMC, n'ont plus aucun sans vous! Bravo EDD pour la qualité de votre travail et de vos explications! Bien le bonjour de france...

    remy menegazremy menegaz9 күн мурун
  • I'm not watching any more !Now I know why

    gordanzzzzgordanzzzz9 күн мурун
  • That was the one (the best) way... Greetings from Hungary! :)

    SJM84HUSJM84HU9 күн мурун
  • Edd. Molto bravo come. Meccanico. Complimenti. Vai avanti auguri

    Mini CountrymanMini Countryman9 күн мурун
  • We need an Edd China, Colin Furze, James May collaboration

    Hamza AzizHamza Aziz9 күн мурун
  • Too Sad..He was the Soul of the Wheelers Dealers

    WatchthenWatchthen9 күн мурун
  • Popular as Wheeler-Dealer was, it was still quite the silly show with two mindless insipid twit, Brits. It was sooo embarrassingly funny seeing them try to become Cool Californians at any cost. These two self-indulgent wankers are living proof that looks and talent have nothing to do with success. They are an inspiration to pedestrians worldwide! Not sure what it is, but something about this guy makes me want to upchuck.

    GereDJ2GereDJ29 күн мурун
  • Hello from Turkey Edd, im fan of your works man you are master of car repairs. I like to watch Wheeler Dealers even my mother watch with me and she allways find annoying your messy hairs and she say allyways wear same kind of t-shirts haha she keep say isn't he have a comb :) wish you best in new works

    Sonay BSonay B9 күн мурун
  • 何言ってるかわからん。日本語字幕付けて。

    はるかずはるかず10 күн мурун
  • Edd adamım türkiyede şube aç yanında ücretsiz çalışacağım

    Ebubekir AydogduEbubekir Aydogdu10 күн мурун
  • Mike's doesn't really know what he's lost! after all, Edd kept everything on you, you talked about each car, how what works in the car! this information and knowledge is very much appreciated, and now he himself probably envies you, because now you do not have to receive gifts in the form of parts from cars! in "schemers" he didn’t give you a real gift, didn’t he? I'm sure not, and Mike's knows less about cars and probably used the tips of real mechanics! but it is also very difficult to choose a car, here the comfort for the buyer is also important! for some people are consumables, but you Edd: a genius !!!

    Просто ФёдорПросто Фёдор10 күн мурун
  • I understand you, it's not so easy when the budget is reduced, but a lot has to be done! and in the end there is no place for your own implementation! good luck to you! I watched the video several times and you put on rubber gloves for each process, which is very correct! and experience in cars is appreciated, not to mention the choke valves! I learned so many interesting things thanks to you! I really like it when everything is only original in the cars, I think you understand me! cool! good luck Edd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I was wrong somewhere, I'm sorry, I'm from St. Petersburg, I don't really know English!

    Просто ФёдорПросто Фёдор10 күн мурун
  • Ed, You',re Great, You must sta because You' re the beat part of Your vudeo!

    Giancarlo PeddioGiancarlo Peddio10 күн мурун
  • Happy to hear you & Mile didn’t have a falling out!

    Edmund FournierEdmund Fournier11 күн мурун
    • They did and they don't speak anymore

      Callum BushCallum Bush4 күн мурун
  • No more dream team 👎

    allffrommarsallffrommars11 күн мурун
  • You Legend, wished the show was just you and your knowledge all along.

    Cas WeidnerCas Weidner11 күн мурун
  • Thank you for all Ed. See you soon

  • Eu quero ser o seu auxiliar tem vaga pra concorrer ?

    andre aquinoandre aquino11 күн мурун
  • Being in New Zealand we live under rocks, that is to say we really only got this show this year (2020). I'm DEVASTATED that your leaving the show and like all good shows when the producers muck with the formula that made it work and be fascinating to watch. Edd, you are an absolute legend and I wish you the best of British luck. I have high regard for your integrity above all. Cheers

    Lloyd ReesLloyd Rees11 күн мурун
  • It’s sad to see good tv shows pushed out. What happened to shows like Junk Yard wars, Mythbusters, Wheeler Dealers? Good luck Edd, yon won’t be forgotten.

    Bitking RossBitking Ross12 күн мурун
  • If Mike ever decides to quit, I am sure he could get a main role in Star Trek!

    RagnarkistenRagnarkisten12 күн мурун
    • No as he's to white and male!

      Callum BushCallum Bush4 күн мурун
  • It would be interesting to know and compare earnings between Mike and Edd per episode. If it is 1:1 than it's clear.

    Šoća MirkovićŠoća Mirković13 күн мурун
  • Wont be the same without Ed

    mischifhnmischifhn13 күн мурун
  • 🤧

    GT-RGT-R13 күн мурун
  • You was my favorite in the show, so humble with so many technical knowledge. best regards from germany

    foxfox13 күн мурун
  • greed will kill anything.

    Paweł RubajPaweł Rubaj13 күн мурун
  • Fuck mike

    DanDantheFiremanDanDantheFireman13 күн мурун
  • I stopped watching after you left learning as watching, top guy sad u left

    J KearyJ Keary13 күн мурун
  • It's been a while since you made this farewell video but I've just found it. I ALWAYS enjoyed your portions of the show immensely. Although Ant does a great job, the show has changed and I find it much less interesting and don't rarely stop to watch it. Evolution isn't always for the better. All the best in all you do going forward!

    Rob Trivetti-SalvatRob Trivetti-Salvat13 күн мурун
  • Por mas programas técnico de tv como los tuyos Ed, lamento que te hayas hido. Desde entonces ya no veo Discovery channel. Desde Paraguay saludos

    Miguel AngelMiguel Angel13 күн мурун
  • I never knew why he wore a t shirt under anong sleeve under another t shirt

    Craig FawbertCraig Fawbert13 күн мурун
    • That was the style in the early 90s especially with grunge, skateboarders etc.

      Callum BushCallum Bush4 күн мурун
  • now eh jaaa _ but that is when you or them or not matter whom want reputation based on money - look this is also one england man (what ever I think hi also living there somewhere) - keep honor own integrity and doing what hi known best Tring shoe repair & key shop - and is nothing wrong on them _ hi does not need all that nonsense from MSM whom all of them are FAKE - still proud still doing what hi known what to say congratulations _ have watched also your car fix dealers - I have never found nice what your friend doing are also about money and not about help someone and keep some car to run - must happens failure just must to be - is also not deserved honor _ be a man not a pussy _ made own program with some nice truck with lot tools help peoples across your country - you goes fixing for them cars but only for price not for selling

    plan jeplan je14 күн мурун
  • Ant. The cop. No thanks

    leonard bullhockleonard bullhock14 күн мурун
  • Edd China IS Wheeler Dealers.... I don' like that Mr. Toad guy, the other one.

    UK RPGFanUK RPGFan14 күн мурун
  • Your work on the show was the reason... to watch , mikes bombastic theatrics ? Meh... not so much.. Carry on blessed Ed.

    hard rodehard rode14 күн мурун
  • Proof that big American production companies ruin everything they touch

    CharlieCharlie14 күн мурун
  • Just say it .Mike is a narsisist pièce of shit

    Bill MartreBill Martre14 күн мурун