Some Say He Has Been Fired, All We Know Is He Is Called The Stig.
Now that the helmet has come off, and all the world knows Ben Collins is The Stig, the Formula 3 driver has been canned by the BBC.
All of this came about because a legal fight over Ben Collins’ autobiography, set for release September 16 under HarperCollins. We know The Stig can not talk, but it is also contractually banned from writing as well, and as one may imagine, writing an autobiography kind of breaks the contract.
Top Gear has ways of dealing with rogue Stigs… At the start of the 3rd season of Top Gear, after it was reviled Perry McCarthy was the small brained black suit wearing Stig, he was killed off by driving a Jaguar XJ-S off the flight deck of a Royal Navy aircraft carrier.
Andy Wilman, from Top Gear wrote an excellent article regarding the whole mess.
source: The Mirror