Edd China is a man of cars and is the perfect representation of the statement, Give the man a car, and he will be happy for the day. And while the statement may have been made up by fellow car enthusiasts, Edd’s passion for automobiles is genuine. The 49-year-old is an English television presenter, mechanic, motor specialist, and inventor. Edd rose to fame following his appearances in numerous TV shows including Top Gear, Auto Trader, Scrapheap Challenge, and Fifth Gear. However, Edd’s best performance came on Discovery Channel’s television show Wheeler Dealers. Edd remained as the host of Wheeler Dealers for 13-years and took the series to new heights. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Edd China.
Edward John China was born on the 9th of May 1971 in London. Edd was into cars from a young age and would often tinker around the garage. There is very little information on Ed’s parents and his early life. He studied at King Edward’s School, Witley in Surrey, before going off to London South Bank University. He graduated with a degree in engineering product design and also set a world record in the process.
Edd China’s World Records:
Edd’s professional career began at college when he made the Casual Lofa (driving sofa). The sofa created a new world record entitled Fastest Furniture. Since then, Edd has created several records and broken a few of his previous records. Here’s a look at Edd China’s world records:
Fastest Furniture: Set in October 1998 and broken by Parry Watkins on 5 September 2010, before being broken again by Edd on 11th May 2007.
Largest motorized shopping trolley, Trolleyshoppus Rex: Set on 9 November 2005.
Fastest office, Hot Desk: Set on 9 November 2005.
Fastest mobile bed, Street Sleeper: Set on 7 November 2008.
Fastest toilet, Bog Standard: Set on 10 March 2011.
Fastest garden shed, Gone to Speed: Set on 11 April 2011 and broken by Kevin Nicks on 16 September 2017.
While Edd started working with machines long before he landed a job, his first job was in television was as a special effects technician for Father Ted in 1994. Over the years, Edd was featured on several TV shows for his outstanding inventions. He made appearances as a guest on Top Gear Live, Jeremy Clarkson’s DVD The Most Outrageous Jeremy Clarkson Video In The World…. Ever!, and on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast.
Edd’s first stint as a resident designer was on the BBC TV series Panic Mechanic. Edd continued to appear in reality shows as a celebrity host and guest, and would often showcase his inventions on the show. Alongside his career in reality TV, Edd is also an entrepreneur and has two companies to his name, Cummfy Banana established in March 1999 and Grease Junky established in 2009 but wound up in 2016.
In 2003, Edd was asked by the Discovery channel to work on a brand new reality series. The channel had also called up fellow car trader, Mike Brewer as a co-host. The pair came up with Wheelers Dealers, which became the most successful show in Ed’s career. Ed remained a presenter for the series from 2003 to 2017.
Leaving Wheelers Dealers:
On the 21st of March 2017, Edd announced that he would be leaving Wheeler’s Dealers. Edd mentioned that he disagreed with the producers in the direction the show was taking.
As of 2020, Edd China has an estimated net worth of USD 3 million.
Edd has remained secretive about his personal life and has revealed very little details. Edd is currently married to Imogen China. Imogen who is originally from Norway met Edd during his early years and the pair have been together ever since.
What is Edd China Doing now?
Since his departure from Wheelers Dealers, Edd smees to have taken a step back from his TV career. Even though he did revive his YouTube channel with a pilot episode for the series Edd China’s Garage Revival, no further episodes have been released.
Edward John China
May 9, 1971
49 years old (As of September 2020)
6ft 7 inches (2.01 m)
King Edward’s School, Witley, London South Bank University
Television Presenter, Mechanic, Motor specialist, Inventor