Anthony Richard Anstead
March 1979 (age 39)
Plymouth, Devon, England
|Occupation||Television presenter |
|Known for||For the Love of Cars |
Building Cars Live
|Spouse(s)||Louise Anstead (divorced) Christina El Moussa (m. 2018)|
Anthony Richard Anstead (born March 1979) is an English television presenter, motor specialist, car builder, designer and artist, 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.
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. During his police career, Anstead received two commendations for acts of bravery. 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.
Anstead played semi-professional football for over 15 years playing over 700 matches at Ryman and conference level and made the transition from goalkeeper to striker most notably becoming the only player to win Ryman league promotion in both positions.
He started his own television production company in 2014, 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.
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.
Anstead has a daughter, Amelie, and a son Archie, from his first marriage, to wife Louise. He began dating American television personality Christina El Moussa in October or November 2017. On December 22, 2018, they married at their Newport Beach, California home.
|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|
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