AMERICAN Pickers fans have praised Mike Wolfe’s co-star Jon Szalay, who is known as Jersey Jon.
Viewers lauded the antiques expert’s “enthusiastic” nature and said he brings a lot to the History Channel show.
The History ChannelAmerican Pickers fans praised Mike Wolfe’s co-star Jon Szalay, who is known as Jersey Jon[/caption]
The History ChannelJon appeared in a trailer for the new episode with Mike[/caption]
The clip showed the duo visiting the “Kingdom of Lost Junk”, a vehicle graveyard where a collector gathered old helicopters and trucks.
Jon said in the voiceover: “He’s got the helicopters, huge helicopters. He’s got the boxcars, huge boxcars. He’s got big trucks, big trucks.”
Looking excited, he then added to the cameras: “Marc’s not afraid of going big, man!”
Fans praised Jon in the comments, with one writing: “Loving this new series. Particularly love Jersey Jon’s enthusiasm.”
Another added, “JERRRRSEEYY,” and a third posted: “He brings so much to the show!”
Jon, who joined the show in season seven, is an antique expert who specializes in motorcycles and motorbikes from the early 1900s.
Mike hosts American Pickers alongside his brother Robbie and Danielle Colby.
His former co-host Frank Fritz, 59, last appeared on the show in 2020.
Mike announced Frank was no longer with the show a year later.
Meanwhile, last week, fans shared their appreciation for show guest Pat Regis, who they want to be hired permanently.
Antiques store owner Pat has appeared on the History Channel several times over the past decade and made another cameo in last Wednesday’s episode.
Mike bought a colorful tin lithograph sign from the antiques expert during the show.
Pat said the piece is “top of the line” and in “really good condition,” before admitting he’d had it for more than 40 years.
Mike’s jaw dropped and he said: “Really? That’s why you’re my hero!”
Turning to business, he asked: “What are you thinking on it?”
Pat replied firmly: “Two grand.”
Mike exclaimed: “That’s what I was thinking! I was thinking two grand!”
He then gestured at the connection between the two of them and joked: “Look at what’s going on here!”
Pat quipped back, “Are we related?” and burst out laughing.
Mike agreed, “Yeah. Might be!” and went to shake his friend’s hand.
He shared the sweet exchange on Instagram, where fans flooded the comments with their praise for Pat.
One wrote: “Could have Pat on every week, guy’s awesome.”
Another added: “Always a joy watching episodes with Pat and seeing his collection.”
A third posted: “One of my favorite episodes is the one where you bought the motorcycle from Pat’s living room!
“I always remember you saying it is a motorcycle like that keeps collectors up at night!”
The fan was referring to a 2013 episode, in which Mike found a century-old Royal Pioneer motorbike in Pat’s home.
It comes after the U.S. Sun exclusively revealed that ratings dropped by another 100,000 viewers for episode three of the new season.
Just 713,000 people tuned in to the installment, compared to 918,000 for the premiere episode.
The History ChannelFans praised his ‘enthusiastic’ nature[/caption]
FacebookJon is an antique expert who specializes in motorcycles and motorbikes from the early 1900s[/caption]
A&EMike presents the show with his brother Robbie and Danielle Colby[/caption]