The love for automobiles, the sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of a car’s engineering and coachwork, the sheer beauty of having a vehicle move, and the joy the car owners experience seeing their vehicle accelerate and decelerate as they want could count as some of those things that make Edd China a people’s mechanic and presenter. He is a television presenter, mechanic, motor specialist and inventor and could have more titles added to his name being that he never gets weary of coming up with something new motor wise.
He became famous as the presenter and mechanic on Discovery Channel’s television show Wheeler Dealers (WD) alongside Mike Brewer. Edd has also appeared on other car-related shows such as Classic Car Club, Top Gear, Scraphead Challenge, Fifth Gear.
A man of many hats donned perfectly, Edward “Edd” John China was born on May 9, 1971, in London. He was positively obsessed with cars and mechanics since he was a child and grew up to turn his obsession into an innovative and profitable career. Edd China attended King Edward’s School, Witley in Surrey and earned a degree in engineering from London South Bank University.
He made his entry into the world of fame by building motorized couches and desk while in the university. His first notable project was the Casual Lofa (driving sofa) built to raise money for a Raleigh International expedition to Belize. His creation gave rise to his first job on television as a special effects technician on the comedy TV program Father Ted in 1994. After that, he set up an outlet for his automotive creations and world record attempts in March 1999 and is also the managing director of Grease Junkie, a merch website.
He has also been acclaimed for his innovative prowess most of which has landed his name on the Guinness World Records. He holds the record for the fastest shed, toilet, bed, milk float and the largest motorized shopping trolley.
Edd left his televised home, WD after being on the show for over ten years (2003 -2017), following a disagreement with Velocity TV over the direction of the show. He was replaced by Ant Anstead who is known for the UK series For the Love of Cars. After his departure, he launched his own show on YouTube, Edd China’s Garage Revival show which premiered on May 1, 2018. ‘You’ve got a bit of an issue, I think I have a solution’ is the motto that drives his new show. Therein, he meets with classic car owners and works with them on their vehicle restoration projects that got stuck, the reason notwithstanding.
Edd China’s Net Worth
Watching Edd turn wrecks into goers and give old cars a chance at life again by fettling them, one wouldn’t help but agree that he is worth every profit that has been accrued from his services to car owners, would be mechanics and mechanics lovers. Through the years of his dedicated work on his forte, he has amassed a net worth of $1.5 million.
Edd would no doubt have qualified for any NBA team if only he had his interest in the game of basketball. But the tower of a man has his interest somewhere else, not even in the borderline of athletics where height is somewhat a strong criterion. Wondering how tall he is? Edd China possesses an intimidating height of 6 ft 6 in (2.01 m). His body weight, on the other hand, is 85 kg.
Is Edd China Married, Who Is His Wife, Imogen?
Imogen China is the fabulous wife of the car maven. Although their relationship timeline is not available in regards to when they met, dating period or marriage date, the twosome is obviously having a great time as a married couple. They are relatively busy people but still create time to enjoy each other’s company away from work. Her husband’s celebrity status may well be accredited for plunging her into the limelight but she has her own profile and is really good at the number of things she has undertaken.
Imogen was born in 1971 in Norway which was where she acquired most of her education. She earned her masters in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School before kickstarting her professional career, first as a relations manager. She worked for the British Airways London Eye as the VIP relations manager from March 2000 to September 2001 and then as the Head of External Relations for Tussauds Group from 2002 to 2006.
Furthermore, Imogen China worked as the Director of Cummfy Banana Ltd in 2006 and would become the director for her husband’s owned local car experts garage, Grease Junkie from 2011 to 2017 before taking up the position of the Director of China’s Republic of People in Bracknell, England. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall.