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Ant Anstead

Ant is a man of many talents.  He is best known for his day job as a car builder, but he is also a designer, artist, world record holder and an ex-semi-professional football player.  Ant is a car nut, he has been building bespoke cars since he was a kid and after two commendations for bravery, his career as one of the UK's youngest armed police officers came to an end when he was just 25, and Ant followed his passion into the car world. Ant started building bespoke classic vehicles to individual client specifications creating true works of art and he has built an enviable reputation supplying cars and art works to museums, private collections and enthusiasts all around the world.

 

In early 2017 Ant took over the reigns of the worlds most watched car restoration show ‘Wheeler Dealers’ with Mike Brewer. The new series starts on the Velocity Channel in America in October.  He has also hosted a 10 part Channel 4 show titled ‘Worlds Most Expensive Cars’ which has been shown during 2017 on Channel 4.   This year he also presented a live BBC2 show called ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention’ with Hannah Fry.

His introduction to TV came in 2014 when he co-hosted the Channel 4 series 'For The Love Of Cars' with Philip Glenister. The series was a huge hit and returned in 2015 for a second series, and again in 2016 for a one off special. In 2015 Ant hosted BBC2's pioneering live show ‘Building Cars Live’ alongside James May and Kate Humble, and in 2016 presented a further two BBC2 shows. 'Chinese New Year' with Kate Humble and the Hairy Bikers and 'New York: America’s Busiest City' with Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan demonstrating Ant’s versatility outside the car sector.

 

Ant is often seen hosting the live stages of some of the UK's most prestigious car shows as well as after dinner speaking and writing for a number of publications including Practical Classics magazine.  His first book called ‘Cops and Robbers’ a about the history of police vehicles will be published in Spring 2018. Ant supports a number of charities and is proudly the Patron of Harrisons Fund alongside being an ambassador for the UK apprentice scheme.     

 

 

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