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Wheel Dealers Enters A New Generation With Third Mechanic Host

If you are a fan of Wheeler Dealers, you will want to check out the new format. Here are all the details about the big changes ahead for this great TV show.

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If you are a fan of Wheeler Dealers, we have some big news. Current mechanic Ant Anstead is passing the spanner to a new mechanic host, Marc Priestley. Yes, we all love the original show's mechanic Edd China. That said, the show never missed a beat with Ant under the lift.

Mike Brewer is still the main host. He is the core of the team and that will hopefully remain true indefinitely. However, the show's location is not fixed. It will be moving from the present location southern California, back to the United Kingdom. Mike Brewer sums up the show's next season by saying, "The new series will again see Mike share his enthusiasm for cars as he hunts down iconic motors and uses his expertise to give viewers first-class tips on how to transform them. With the help of Elvis, the pair will reveal their ambitious plans to restore a range of vehicles for a tidy profit, all while delving into the compelling design and manufacturing stories of each car."

Honestly, the California vibe was never one that this New England native felt was a good fit for Wheeler Dealers. Sure, there is a great old-school culture of modification and hot-rodding in the state, but no place is trying harder to kill the very cars that Wheeler Dealers is saving than California.

Simon Downing, SVP, Head of Factual and Sport, Discovery UK said: “Bringing Wheeler Dealers back to the UK is an exciting moment for us. We’d like to thank Ant for doing a truly amazing job, he will always remain a member of the Wheeler Dealers family and will be making some special appearances in future episodes. A warm welcome to Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley who has already proved a hit among fans in the spin-off Dream Car.”

You can check out the next season of the show on MOTORTREND on demand, or via your TV content provider. For more details on the changes to Wheeler Dealers, please visit the Mike Brewer Motoring page.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. Following his engineering program, John also completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

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walentin (not verified)    March 21, 2021 - 3:51PM

You can stay there ,in England,and as I hate right side steering wheel cars ,I'll quite !

James (not verified)    September 10, 2021 - 1:05PM

Mike Brewer is inall likelyhood, the reason the mechanics are leaving. He wants all to know he is the boss and he wants maximum screen time. I don't like him, and I stopped watching the overbearing slob a long time ago. The mechanics were all great.

James (not verified)    September 10, 2021 - 1:09PM

I don't like Mike Brewer. He is just a big mouth guy that wants everyone to know he is the boss. I think there are rotating mechanics because they just can't stand the slob for very long. The mechanics are great.

Monty (not verified)    September 17, 2021 - 1:54AM

What they need to do,Cut mike loose,offer up Edd a deal,to have a free reign within reason,bring in another mechanic/salesman,both crack on in the workshop,with there own specialities etc etc,,i think it would be great.

John Sachetti (not verified)    December 1, 2021 - 9:09PM

Just watched the new show with new mechanic Priestley, seems so fake. Seller always willing to let cars go for cheap prices while the buyers take Mike's offer with a $5 discount.

Tony Francis Perrone (not verified)    December 30, 2021 - 3:18PM

Loved the initial show and followed it faithfully as it moved back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean. Was never more happy than when it was broadcast from the US. But now that it is English-based once more, and even more importantly, focused on British cars, I dropped out after 2 shows. RIP Wheeler Dealers.

Alan foord (not verified)    April 6, 2022 - 12:49AM

Well we'll soon be turbo informed again back in the UK. Every dinki toy 1.5ltr engine needs a turbo to get up hills..boy racers he we