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24 March 2017 12:09 (South Africa)

It's official: The Stig is sacked

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has finally spoken out about The Stig's unmasking three weeks ago, and confirmed what many commentators expected - that Ben Collins, the man who played the (formerly) anonymous racing driver, is out of a job. Clarkson stated in a video interview that he felt "a bit hurt really" at Collins' decision to publish a book detailing his exploits as The Stig. Clarkson may feel injured, but we bet advance orders for Collins' book, due for publication in mid-September, are in robust health. Read more: The Guardian, The Daily Maverick 

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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