I’ve been thinking a bit about about Edd China leaving Wheeler Dealers, and I was drawn back to this quote from his video:
He felt that cutting down the actual repair portions of the show would “compromise the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show.” So he has taken the difficult decision of letting Velocity “get on with it” without him.
When he mentions “integrity,” do you think that Velocity was heading in the direction of having some of the work done elsewhere, or using cheaper parts or labor to save money? In other words, might they start featuring work that Edd didn’t actually do? We may never know, but that might explain why Edd wants to keep his “integrity” intact.