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    BBC bid to halt Top Gear Stig book
    Thu 19 Aug 5:40 PM. By Press Association

    The BBC is fighting to keep Top Gear's mystery driver The Stig from revealing his identity.
    The corporation has launched a legal bid to stop the faceless show favourite - who speeds around a race track with a blackened visor - writing his autobiography.

    BBC lawyers claim he is subject to a confidentiality agreement and unmasking himself would spoil viewers' enjoyment of the BBC Two programme, which is one of the channel's most popular.

    The Stig famously takes to the track in an assortment of cars, as well as training celebrities to set lap times in Top Gear's popular "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment.

    According to the BBC, his autobiography breaches "agreed contractual and confidentiality obligations" relating to the programme".

    Clad in race overalls and a helmet, the driver's identity has long been a closely-guarded show secret, spawning T-shirts emblazoned with slogans like "My Dad is The Stig".

    Only a handful of executives and Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are said to know who he is.

    Several racing drivers have been linked to the role, including former Formula One world champions Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher.

    Clarkson and his fellow presenters have all enjoyed spin-off success from Top Gear, such as books and other TV work.

    The current Stig is the show's second. The original, Perry McCarthy, was dropped after his identity was discovered.

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    I'll let you bums in on a wee secret...


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    The Stig is an F1 test driver and sports car race driver called Ben Collins and has appeared on the show twice as himself!

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    i have heard that too Monkeynut. This whole thing is ridiculous imo. Who cares who he is or if ppl know his identity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayden View Post
    i have heard that too Monkeynut. This whole thing is ridiculous imo. Who cares who he is or if ppl know his identity.
    it could lead to trouble if ppl know his identity...remember superman when everyone found out twas clark kent?..need i say more?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by benin View Post
    it could lead to trouble if ppl know his identity...remember superman when everyone found out twas clark kent?..need i say more?????
    but by keeping his identity hidden he's lying to the world. I saw this movie called "Liar, Liar" once and the moral of the movie was Don't Lie! And that was a smart movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackShotJack View Post
    but by keeping his identity hidden he's lying to the world. I saw this movie called "Liar, Liar" once and the moral of the movie was Don't Lie! And that was a smart movie.
    the moral of the story in that movie was jim carrey cant act he can only jump around and pull funny faces...and beware the claw...
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    "The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live and fear breeds repression."


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    Quote Originally Posted by benin View Post
    the moral of the story in that movie was jim carrey cant act he can only jump around and pull funny faces...and beware the claw...
    my bad i posted a pic with a kid on it...sorry (fuck it did not even think)

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