Discovery Channel’s Wheeler Dealers is to return to the UK for the first time in six years and mechanic Ant Anstead is to be replaced.
Series 17 of the hit TV series will air in Autumn 2021 and will see former F1 mechanic, Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley taking on the role of new co-host.
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.”
Announcing the news to his Instagram followers, Ant posted: “My time on Wheeler Dealers has come to an end as the show heads back to the UK
“I proudly hand the spanner’s over to the legend that is @f1elvis and I remain home in California to embark on THREE new TV shows (watch this space for the top secret news coming soon).
“Thank you all those car fans (and non car fans) for the years of support and banter.”
For the last six years, Wheeler Dealers has been filmed in the US.
Discovery says Ant will be ‘popping into the Wheeler Dealers workshop’ for guest appearances.
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