We don’t know if there’s any truth to this or if it’s just another expertly crafted publicity stunt by Top Gear, but either way, they once again somehow find themselves in the headlines.
Rumors are circulating that the BBC is looking into taking legal action against The Stig, whoever that dude is, for an autobiography the enigmatic test driver is planning on doing.
Normally, there’s nothing wrong about penning an auto-bio, but given that the BBC has taken painstaking lengths to keep the identity of The Stig a secret since the masked driver joined the show in 2003, then The Stig writing his autobiography – and the resulting disclosure of his real identity - is the last thing BBC wants to happen.
And based from experience – the original Black Stig, who turned out to be ex F1 driver Perry McCarthy, was taken off the show after revealing his identity in his own autobiography back in 2003 – the BBC might be more than willing to take this to the courts to protect the “agreed contractual and confidentiality obligations” attached to The Stig’s contract.
Like we said, we don’t know if this rumor has any legs or not, but either way, it’s something that we’re definitely going to keep a close eye on as new developments arise.