Collins' assertions appear a little shaky. The BBC article he highlights as "outing" him was a piece that took names from UK betting outlet William Hill to wonder about The Stig's identity. At the top was Damon Hill, next was Ben Collins and at the bottom was A Giant Wasp, so Collins as a potential Stig was already a matter of speculation -- at least with the bookmakers. As for the bullying claims, the BBC refutes the accusations. Collins says he was "hoping for the backing of his BBC bosses," but is anyone really surprised that the BBC wanted to keep a secret... secret?