Pimp My Ride UK: when is it on and who is Lady Leshurr?

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The legendary MTV Motor Makeover Show returns to screens with rapper Lady Leshurr



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Rapper Lady Leshurr presents the new series of Pimp My Ride. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The MTV show Pimp My Ride is back.

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The legendary car makeover show returns to UK screens with a brand new host.

Lady Leshurr takes over the helm of the new series from presenter Tim Westwood.

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But who is she and when is Pimp My Ride coming back?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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What is Pimp My Ride?

Pimp My Ride originated on MTV in the United States in 2004 with rapper Xzibit hosting the show.

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On the reality TV show, petrolheads would bring their cars to the Pimp My Ride garage to have their vehicles customized.

You’d think a reupholstered interior or paint job would do the trick, but the team at Pimp My Ride had bigger (and more bizarre) plans than this.

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Some crazy custom builds included an in-car chandelier, another had a chocolate fountain installed, while some cars also had hot tubs installed.

The show crossed the Atlantic in 2005 with DJ Tim Westwood taking the reins for British petrolheads.

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Who is Lady Leshurr?

The British series last hit screens in 2007, but MTV has announced that the show will return.

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Lady Leshurr takes care of the hosting tasks.

Lady Leshurr, also known as Melesha Katrina O’Garro, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter and producer.

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Known for her freestyle raps, she has mostly earned recognition for her rap series Queen’s Seech.

Lady Leshurr is also well known to the public, having appeared on several popular television shows.

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In 2021, she competed in Dancing On Ice where she placed second, while also appearing in a special Stand Up 2 Cancer version of Channel 4’s The Circle. She won the social media game show by fishing the other contestants by posing as rapper Big Narstie.

Lady Leshurr also currently appears on the ITV2 celebrity competitive game show Don’t Hate The Playaz as team captain.

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Surrey based customs company Wrench Studios will be doing the upgrades for the new series of Pimp My Ride.

Hamid Iqbal, CEO of Wrench Studios said: “We grew up watching Pimp My Ride. Doing work on our own cars in the driveway got us into custom builds and modifications.

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“It’s been 15 years since it last aired and we’ll make sure it lives up to expectations.”

When is the new Pimp My Ride series airing?

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Pimp My Ride premieres on Friday, August 19th.

Where to watch Pimp My Ride

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Instead of premiering on the MTV television channel, Pimp My Ride will premiere exclusively on the MTV YouTube channel.

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