More than 850,000 car enthusiasts have watched the first episode of former Wheeler Dealers’ mechanic Edd China’s new classic car programme – ‘Edd China’s Garage Revival’, released on Tuesday, May 1 on to YouTube. And the channel has already gained 130,000 subscribers.

Billed as halfway house between early Wheeler Dealers and Car SOS, Edd is tasked with rescuing stalled classic car projects; the first episode has Edd assisting a Norwegian VW fan with a stricken Golf MkI. Future episodes will be posted online via the ‘Edd China’s Garage Revival’ channel on YouTube.

Reception to the episode has been positive – and encouragement came from none other than Mike Brewer, Edd’s erstwhile Wheeler Dealers co-host: ‘Wishing the big guy [Edd China] all the best with his new venture; we’ll be watching from here,’ Mike tweeted.

Not yet seen it? You can view it below!