Mike Brewer marks 20 years of Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers’Mike Brewer has set the record straight on a common perception that has left some viewers “frustrated”. Mike took to Twitter to address why he and his co-host Marc Priestly don’t charge big bucks after putting in the long hours to painstakingly restore damaged or weathered vehicles.
When a fan tweeted him: “Great series but we get very frustrated when the cars seem to be sold so cheap. You never take into account your labour costs in the cost of repairs. Why not?”
The restoration expert replied: “We tackle each car like you would do at home. We are not a service garage. We are happy to fix them up for a tiny profit. You wouldn’t charge yourself labour.”
Mike has put his blood sweat and tears into bringing motors back to life, most recently a classic Ford, for the past two decades of the Discovery UK show.
He recently broke down in tears while reflecting on his hard work and investment in the beloved series.
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In an episode titled Mike Brewer Special: From Mini to Megastar, on the show’s podcast, he and Marc, as well as former co-host Edd China, discussed key moments over the 20 years.
But it was one surprise message that led to the normally steely presenter losing his composure. The 59-year-old got all choked up following a voice recording from his parents Roger Wilks and Doreen Fitzgerald gushing over his milestone achievement.
“Congratulations Mike and all the staff for the last 22 years, we are so proud of you,” said his elderly mother. “Love you lots,” she added.
Mike responded: “She’s so ill. My mum’s so ill. It’s unbelievable she done that so that was very sweet…” (sic)
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He then started to well up, telling the live audience: “Of course I’m gonna cry. I’m [also] gonna cry because of this: 20 years of anything is a big deal and I can’t tell you how humble and grateful I am to all of you.
“Sorry, it’s just been an incredible ride and it’s not over. I can see the love and passion for Wheeler Dealers everywhere I turn.
“It’s you guys who put me where I am. You put Elvis and Anthony in the position we are and we can’t thank you enough for it. Keep staying faithful to the brand if you can.”
Wheeler Dealers is on Discovery+ and Quest on Mondays at 9pm.
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