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It is now official, "The Stig" is, or was Ben Collins.

The driver revealed to be BBC's The Stig is a former specialist SAS driving instructor who trained servicemen in the art of 'high-speed escape and evade tactics'.

Ben Collins was unmasked yesterday when he won the right to publish his autobiography after seven years as Top Gear's mysterious driving expert.

But as details of his former life in the military became public, BBC chiefs were expected end his involvement in the hit TV Series.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...SAS-hero.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz0yMwnEXMi
 

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Bye bye White Stig, maybe it's time to bring on Red Stig.

Can't really blame the guy for trying to cash in a little bit, since he surely gets the short-end of salary deal on the programme.

Original (black) Stig i.e. Perry McCarthy was quoted at saying he got about GBP700 a week for his ~2yr run, Ben was apparently at GPB10K per episode, which I imagine pales in comparison to the three hosts, and that's not counting their endorsement income. BTW, the BBC does cash in on Stig-branded gift items such as men's grooming products.

Hopefully, Ben has something lucrative lined up, since surely the Beeb will fire him due to a contract clause that stipulates anonymity.
 

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Isn't a lot of stuff the SAS does things that can't be revealed publicly? He may write a great book, but I wonder how much stuff he can really put into it.....
 

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Isn't a lot of stuff the SAS does things that can't be revealed publicly? He may write a great book, but I wonder how much stuff he can really put into it.....
There are other SAS authors, who have written about their time in the regiment, including including "Andy McNab" and Chris Ryan.
 
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