THE Stig has been today been revealed as racing driver and stunt-person Ben Collins.
The mystery of the masked Top Gear driver who tests out top range cars at break-neck speeds has been kept a closely kept secret - with the last Stig, Perry McCarthy, being sacked after revealing his identity in his autobiography.
It is thought that the 33-year-old accidentally let slip his alter-ego in an art shop in Bristol after trying to get a print of The Stig done.
BBC are yet to comment but an annoyed Beeb insider has been reported as saying: “You wouldn't write a piece saying that Santa didn't exist.”
"Who is the Stig?" is frequently one of the most-searched terms on the internet.
IS THIS THE STIG????
If you have ever been in a drinking establishment and heard someone inebriated and demanding the "finest wines known to humanity", don't launch from your stool like a badger with a sharp stone up his hole and pummel their face. They are probably quoting one of the funniest films of the past twenty odd years. Yes, I am talking about Withnail & I and if you have not yet had the pleasure please go rent or buy now. The reason i am talking about that movie is because the cottage famously used by the characters in the movie as a retreat is up for sale. If you have a spare €150,000 then check it out.
This place is uninhabitable' ... Richard E Grant and Paul McGann in Withnail & I.