SUPERCAR customiser Yianni Charalambous has revealed how he got his big break, leading to him getting his own TV show.
He told The Sun Online: “I was always passionate about cars…I’ve always loved cars.
“I spotted a niche in the market with car wrapping.
“Nobody had done individual colours, and if they had they were doing it on really low-end cars.
“People were not trusting it.”
Yianni explained: “We wrapped it in white, put the body kit on it you name it.
“We put TVs in the headrest, this was the early days, obviously they come as standard now.
“He drove it to the training ground and they were like ‘Your car’s amazing’.
“So I get invited down to the training ground by William Gallas and he wanted me to wrap his [Mercedes] SLR in chrome.
“They were playing Blackburn that day and I think it was on The Sun’s back page.”
That led him onto what he described as his coolest project, which he landed only a few years ago.
It comes after drivers were left raving about a luxurious motorway service station that they “go out of their way” to stop at.
Yianni: Supercar Customiser airs weeknights on BBC Three between 7-7.45pm.