Spoiler alert – The real name of The Stig is revealed below (dun dun dun)…
I assume you lot have been following all of the shenanigans over in the UK about The Stig wanting to release an autobiography. No? Well then, here’s a brief refresher course for those who haven’t been paying attention:
- The Stig wants HarperCollins to publish his autobiography.
- They said “Schweet”.
- The BBC said “uh-uh pal – your name must stay secret”.
- A court said “uh-uh BBC – he can do whatever he wants to”.
- The Stig is revealed to be Ben Collins.
Well that just sucks. The whole concept of the secret identity of The Stig was great, funny, and most importantly, harmless. Was it really necessary to go and bollocks it all up? Apparently so – Mr
Stig Collins may have a point in this whole thing – everyone else on the show is getting stupid rich by cashing in the show’s massive popularity, so why can’t he. Well if you put it that way…
One minor detail he may have overlooked is that the last time a Top Gear secret identity was revealed, namely that of the original Stig, the producers wasted no time whatsoever in killing him off. And it sounds like floppy-haired bad-jumper-wearing James May may already be considering it if the following article from the Metro newspaper is to be believed:
The 47-year-old star of the Top Gear shows said that the team may oust The Stig in a similar manner to his predecessor Perry McCarthy – who was fired off the flight deck of HMS Invincible after his identity was revealed.
‘We start some filming next week. We’ve had some thoughts – driving to The Stig’s house and nailing his head to the table was one.’ May told The Sun.
The floppy-haired presenter even claimed that the team were considering stripping Collins of his famous white racing suit, claiming that they would be ‘getting our overalls back because they’re not his.
‘And those stupid, poncy shoes he wears. They’re ours. And the gloves.’ he added.
Consider yourself warned Stiggie. James is pissed! Might be time to dust off the old CV.
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