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Identity of Stig Revealed

21st January 2009

A national newspaper broke with convention and outed former race and James Bond stunt driver Ben Collins as Top Gear's The Stig.  The closely guarded secret slipped out when Ben asked Bristol gallery staff to help him produce limited edition prints of the white-suited character test-driving cars around the Top Gear track and it was first reported in a local paper.

The media have long known his name but have previously refrained from naming him in order to uphold the spirit of the programme, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Ben worked as a stunt driver on the latest James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, and has also appeared on Top Gear as himself.

The first Stig, Perry McCarthy is a leading after dinner speaker on the corporate circuit.  For further information about Perry or Ben, please call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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