It has been quite a year for everyone’s favourite mechanic Edd China, after announcing in March that he was leaving Wheeler Dealers. But that was almost 8 months ago, so what has he been up to since then?
Well, for a start he has used his newfound downtime to catch up on some chores around the house. The two bikers in the video above were riding through the countryside when they spotted Edd painting his fence by the roadside, and stopped off for an awkward chat (as you do). Though we’re not sure if we like his choice of colour…
AskEdd 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Shortly after his unemployment began, Edd released a series of six “AskEdd” videos on YouTube, where he had a go at answering a bunch of questions asked by fans. The videos also have an underlying message of Edd’s struggle to get his tools back from the Wheeler Dealers garage.
In the first video, Edd answered questions while waiting outside the workshop. In the second, he was passing time riding a bicycle down the boardwalk at Newport beach. He is later seen cleaning cars at a BMW dealership and checking out the sunset at El Mirage, before eventually getting all of his things back.
He appointed a PR agency
Following his departure from Wheeler Dealers, Edd has also signed on the dotted line with Leeds based PR agency Pure Agency, to help him manage his “Garage Junkie’ brand, e-commerce website and video content as well as PR and social media management.
You can read more about that here.
If you’re unemployed and have bills to pay, I guess you’ve gotta make your money somehow. Which is why Edd decided to team up with loosening and lubricating experts XCP.
Amphibious Speed Records
Most recently, Edd also set two new amphibious speed records at the annual Coniston Powerboat Records Week event. “I’m very honoured to be here,” he said. “It’s a fantastic event but what’s really lovely is the camaraderie – everyone wants each other to set a record – it’s quite wonderful.”
Driving the Quadski (above) Edd set a new class record of 48.51mph, and then went on to achieve another class record of 39.60mph in the Humdinga (below).
Any signs of a new TV show yet?
Unfortunately, no. Edd has previously stated that his reasons for leaving Wheeler Dealers had absolutely nothing to do with starting a new show, and that he had nothing lined up at the time.
Obviously, this might change in the near future – and we’ll keep you all up to date as soon as we hear anything.