• Sep 25th 2010 at 12:37PM
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Remember when any hint of the identity of the vaunted Stig was news? Even after Ben Collins outed himself as the mysterious super driver it took a few days before we truly believed that the biggest secret in British television had been spoiled. Judging by recent comments made by Jeremy Clarkson, we're starting to think there's little chance we'll ever see the Stig again on Top Gear, but that doesn't mean Collins is out of television for good.
The UK's Telegraph reports that the former driver-in-white is fielding several offers to host his own show in the near future. Of course, Collins isn't quite ready to spill details about his future plans, but he reportedly did mention that he wants to have a show with riskier stunts than what we're used to seeing on Top Gear. In fact, Collins even managed to take a completely unveiled shot at Jezza by saying that the main man at TG "doesn't have that kind of respect for people behind the scenes.

Until a show officially materializes, Collins plans to cash in on his book about the show, followed perhaps by a bit of fiction writing. Meanwhile, Top Gear will likely be hard at work finding the next Stig, though we're guessing the show's producers won't bite on Collins' idea to do a "Who wants to be The Stig" reality show, if only because the former Stig thought of it.

[Source: Telegraph]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      It was much better when it only spoke morse. Here, watching this will help.

      Top Gear - The Stig - HMS Invincible - BBC Worldwide
      • 4 Years Ago
      We need Walter Rohrl to be the next stig - anonymous of course!
      • 4 Years Ago
      hay why not sabina shes easy on the eyes and shes taller than the hamster
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ben Collins is Ben Collins. He's some low-ranking former racer who would do best to just shut up.

      The Stig is an inhuman thing that just drives cars really fast.

      Ben Collins is not the Stig. No human is. What makes the Stig the Stig is its essence, its Stigness, if you will. It's like defining a car in less that a thousand words.. There are lots of things with four wheels and an engine, but we know that an Accord is a car and a tractor is not, simply because of it's carness.

      We know the Stig is the Stig because of its Stigness, which will be retained no matter how many people wear the suit.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The stig is the mystery and the benchmark driver, hire another stig and move on.
      Not hard to do, anyone remember the name of the first stig?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This guy is worse than Paris Hilton. I care about the Stig, you know the one we dont know who he really is not this guy chasing fame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm kind of getting sick of hearing from this guy...
      • 4 Years Ago
      i ment unanomous
      • 4 Years Ago
      what a loser. doesnt he realize that people were fans of the stig as a character, not the person underneath the helmet.

      and there already is a "competitor" to top gear, 5th gear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No doubt he will appear in something produced by Clarkson that has been in the works since last year. People sure are gullible.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This guy is really getting on my nerves. Go Away.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Collins is making me like him even less every time he opens his mouth.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He's trying to cash in on his 15 minutes of fame if you will. Sadly this 15 minutes is more for ruining something than doing something great. The guy is a horrible business man and any idea's from him should be shot down right away. We won't mention that any show that he creates to rival Top Gear will fail because its the production, the direction, the comedy that everyone loves.

        Collins you are not Top Gear get over yourself!
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