Edd China is a gearhead’s TV mechanic. The surprisingly tall China is one half of the television show “Wheeler Dealers”, which focuses on Edd fixing up a project car that co-star Mike Brewer has found. China’s fame is being a realistic mechanic – between the knowledge stored under that mop of hair and his decidedly anti-TV gearhead style, he comes across not as someone wound out on Monsters trying to make an impossible deadline, but more of a teacher, or maybe a friend who is showing you how they turn broken cars around without using magic or trickery. That’s why legions of followers and fans love the show: broken car comes in, realistic fixes are made, nice car is sold off.
Unfortunately, word has come out that Edd has decided to leave the show, which he details in the video he posted to his YouTube channel (below). The short take is that Discovery, who owns the Velocity Channel, started making changes to the show that China didn’t like, namely a cost-cutting measure that saw less shop time in the program, which, honestly, is why a lot of people watched the show in the first place. We understand Edd’s position and while we aren’t pleased to see him leave the show, we understand his reasoning why. Ant Anstead, who has been on a similar show, “For The Love Of Cars”, will be occupying the garage instead.