After a court battle which apparently greatly upset Top Gear frontman Jeremy Clarkson, the BBC have lost their bid to prevent Ben Collins from publishing his autobiography. The former racing driver will reveal in his book, due out in mid-September, that he is the Stig, Top Gear's faceless test driver. The BBC said that the mystery behind the identity of the Stig was what kept fans intrigued, and that's why they fought Collins tooth and nail. According to James May, Clarkson's co-presenter, the contract between Collins and the BBC stipulates that should his identity ever be revealed, he would be axed from the show. Collins' predecessor was fired from Top Gear under similar circumstances. Read more: Sky News and The Daily Maverick.
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