Ant Anstead

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Ant Anstead
Anthony Richard Anstead

March 1979 (age 39)
Plymouth, Devon, England
OccupationTelevision presenter
motor specialist
car builder
Known forFor the Love of Cars
Building Cars Live
Wheeler Dealers
Spouse(s)Louise Anstead (divorced) Christina El Moussa (m. 2018)

Anthony Richard Anstead (born March 1979)[1][2] is an English television presenter, motor specialist, car builder, designer and artist,[3] best known for co-presenting the Channel 4 automotive show For the Love of Cars with Philip Glenister. In 2017, Anstead took over from Edd China as co-host of the show Wheeler Dealers.[4]

Early life[edit]

Anstead was born in Plymouth, Devon, England.[5]


He joined Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1999 and became a Police Constable first stationed at Bishop's Stortford. He moved to Cheshunt police station and then became a member of the Tactical Firearms Team (TFU) in Welwyn Garden City making him one of the youngest armed officers ever in the UK.[citation needed] During his police career, Anstead received two commendations for acts of bravery.[citation needed] In 2005 Anstead resigned from the Police to pursue a career as a car builder.

Anstead started building and restoring cars for clients and built recreation cars and one-offs. He also built unique pieces of art and sculpture and many of his works are housed globally in museums and private collections.[citation needed]

Anstead played semi-professional football for over 15 years playing over 700 matches at Ryman and conference level[6] and made the transition from goalkeeper to striker[7] most notably becoming the only player to win Ryman league promotion in both positions.

He started his own television production company in 2014,[8] producing his own show The World’s Most Expensive Cars.

In 2014 Anstead was approached to host a new Channel 4 car show with the British actor Philip Glenister. Since then Anstead has hosted a number of television shows and in 2015, Anstead hosted BBC Two's live show Building Cars Live, alongside James May and Kate Humble. In 2017, Anstead took over from Edd China as co-host of the car show, Wheeler Dealers.[4]

Anstead hosts the live stages of some of the UK's car shows as well as after dinner speaking and motivational speaking in schools and charities.


A book by Anstead on the story behind the British Police car called Cops and Robbers: The Story of the British Police Car, was published in May 2017.[9]

Charity work[edit]

Anstead is patron of Harrisons fund[10] a charity that fight for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Personal life[edit]

Anstead has a daughter, Amelie, and a son Archie, from his first marriage, to wife Louise.[11][12] He began dating American television personality Christina El Moussa in October[11] or November 2017.[13][14] On December 22, 2018, they married at their Newport Beach, California home.[11]



Year Title Role Channel Notes
2014 For the Love of Cars Presenter Channel 4 Documentary TV series
2015 For the Love of Cars Presenter Channel 4 Documentary TV series
Building Cars Live Presenter BBC Documentary TV series
2016 Chinese New Year the Biggest Celebration on Earth Presenter BBC One-off TV show
Worlds Most Expensive Cars Presenter Channel 4 / BBC Worldwide Documentary TV series
Craft I Made This Presenter Channel 4 One-off TV show
The Lost Lotus Presenter Channel 4 One-off TV show
2017 Craft It Yourself Presenter Channel 4 One-off TV show
Britains Greatest Inventions (Live) Presenter BBC TV series
SEMA live show Presenter Velocity Channel One-off TV show
Barret Jackson auctions (Live) Presenter Velocity Channel One-off TV show
Wheeler Dealers Presenter Velocity Channel TV series


  1. ^ "Anthony Richard ANSTEAD". Companies House. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Press Release". Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Wheelers Dealer". Discover Channel. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  5. ^ Schmidt, Mackenzie (January 3, 2018). "Christina El Moussa Is Dating Ant Anstead — But Who is Her New British Beau?". People. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ant Anstead Profile | Aylesbury United FC". Aylesbury United FC. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  7. ^ "The Non-League Football Paper". Greenways Publishing. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Ant Anstead Limited". Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  9. ^ "Cops and Robbers by Ant Anstead – Hardcover". Harper Collins. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  10. ^ "About Harrisons Fund – Our Patron". Harrisons Fund. January 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  11. ^ a b c Strohn, Emily (22 December 2018). "Christina El Moussa Is Married! Inside Her Secret 'Winter Wonderland' Wedding to Ant Anstead". People. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  12. ^ Murtaugh, Taysha (12 July 2018). "How Christina El Moussa Found Love With Boyfriend Ant Anstead Following Her Divorce From Tarek". Country Living. Hearst. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Christina El Moussa details romance with Ant Anstead: "I can see myself getting married to him"". Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  14. ^ "How Christina El Moussa Found Love With Boyfriend Ant Anstead Following Her Divorce From Tarek". Retrieved 29 July 2018.

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