Who is the Stig from Top Gear? (or WAS)
The true identity of the Stig has always been kept a secret by the Top Gear producers. Donning a helmet and white suit to keep people guessing: who is the stig?
Well, here you go...this is the CURRENT [24/05/2010] stig, made famous by driving for Top Gear.
is the Stig
Colins recently gave away his alter ego after a chat with Simon Whitehead from the Bristol Gallery. He wanted a custom made print of the "Stig in action".
Snippet from the Daily Star Sunday: "I was absolutely amazed when he said he was The Stig, it was quite a big thing in a weird way."- Simon Whitehead
Edit: Thanks to a recent comment, we now have a close up of Ben Collins as the stig. At a recent photoshoot in London UK, the stigs eyes were seen through his helmet, exposing his true identity.
If you look at these two photos carefully you will see the resemblances.
- Bens blue eyes
- His sweeping eyebrows
- General facial similarities
Other comparisons were made to Tiff Needell and Damon Hill where there was no facial comparison whatsoever.
Summary: The truth is, Top Gear most likely use different "stigs" on different episodes, all depending on what car and what country thay are in. All that aside, Ben Collins has been exposed as "one of" the stigs running upto and beyond 2010.
edit [23/08/2010]: I have found another picture of Ben Collins (the Stig) for those of you who interested. Recent talk about the Stigs new book has brought his identity to light once more!