Mike Brewer (television presenter)

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Mike Brewer
Born Michael H. Brewer
(1964-08-28) 28 August 1964 (age 53)
Lambeth, London, England, UK
Residence Mollington, Oxfordshire
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter, former car trader, journalist, talk show host, media personality
Years active 1997–present
Known for Deals on Wheels (1997–2001)
Driven (1998–2002)
Wheeler Dealers (2003–present)
Pulling Power (2005–08)
Home town Brighton, England
Spouse(s) Michelle Brewer (1992-present)
Parent(s) Roger Wilks, Doreen Fitzgerald

Mike Brewer (born 28 August 1964) is a British car trader turned presenter of motoring television programmes.His father, Roger Wilks, was the owner at one point of a Ford Popular called "Pinball Wizard" and was heavily involved in vehicle customizing which helped Brewer discover his passion for motoring.[1][2][3] He currently presents Wheeler Dealers on the Discovery Channel currently with Ant Anstead. His previous co-host was Edd China.

The other shows have included Driven on Channel 4, Deals on Wheels, Pulling Power, Wrecks To Riches, Auto Trader and Wheeler Dealers Trading Up. With the exception of Driven and Pulling Power, all these shows have subsequently aired on the Discovery Channel.

He has appeared in a series called Revved Up in which cars are modified, and presents coverage of the British Rally Championship on Sky Sports. He has presented a show called Remote Madness, in which people with remote controlled mini cars, boats, planes and helicopters compete in a multi challenge race.

In 2010, he changed direction and fronted a new Discovery Channel series Frontline Battle Machines, where he went to Afghanistan, and accompanied front line troops, showing how they use their motorised equipment.[4] At one point his helicopter took enemy ground fire, injuring the pilot in the head and damaging a hydraulic line, forcing a landing.[5]

In 2004, he won the Royal Television Society Midland Centre award for "Best In Vision Personality".[6]

In 2013, a spin off of Wheeler Dealers was created called Wheeler Dealers-Trading Up. The show featured Brewer travelling around the world buying and selling various cars to reach a final goal of owning a supercar.

In addition to his TV career Brewer is still active in the car industry; opening Mike Brewer Motors in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Brewer. "Happy Birthday Dad". Facebook.com. Retrieved January 19, 2017. Happy Birthday to the greatest man a son could know. I love you tons Dad. Xxxx he's called Roger by the way. 
  2. ^ Mike Brewer. "Mum and Dad Marriage". Facebook.com. Retrieved January 19, 2017. Today it's all about family for me...44 years in the making and we couldn't be any happier for our Mum and Dad...x. 
  3. ^ Sean McKellar. "Wheeler Dealers: S10 E8 – Ford Popular 103E". motoringbox.com. Retrieved January 19, 2017. Micky Bray built the famous “Pinball Wizard” Ford Popular from which the paint scheme idea was taken, and which was owned at one time by Mike’s dad, Roger. 
  4. ^ "FRONTLINE BATTLE MACHINES". MikeBrewer.TV. Retrieved January 19, 2017. So he decided to find out for himself, by going to the front line in Afghanistan, speaking to the soldiers who use the kit and getting a unique insight into their life and the machinery they use in the field of battle. 
  5. ^ Chinook Pilot takes a headshot... then flies the thing home (Television production). Discovery. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Wheeler Dealers - Mike Brewer". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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