I’ll leave the 6 ft. 7 in. mechanic to explain what’s what: “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.” Don’t know about you, but Velocity made the wrong call with this decision. And Edd is entitled to call it quits if he’s not happy about how his work is portrayed on the show.
I’ll give Velocity that less workshop footage saves production time, as well as money, but having to make such a huge compromise is a big no-no for the quality of Wheeler Dealers. And so, we lost a lovable mechanic due to some bean counters’ lack of good sense. Ant Anstead will replace China for the fourteenth season of Wheeler Dealers, which is slated to go official in the fourth quarter of 2017 on Velocity in the U.S. and Discovery in the UK.
“Being the new boy is never easy, so please give Ant your support, I wish him the very best of luck,” declared Edd. “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,” he added.