The year 2010 is coming to a close in a few weeks and we are still hearing news about Top Gear’s Stig. Yeah, talk about a story dragging longer than any of us expected.

The latest twist in the ongoing drama involves a certain former member of Top Gear who now plies his craft on a competing show, but will be returning to Top Gear on a temporary basis to serve as the show’s Stig. We’ve gotten word that Fifth Gear’s affable old-timer, Tiff Needell, will be returning to Top Gear as the Stig after a nine-year absence.

For those who didn’t follow the show back in its pre-Clarkson days, Needell was a co-presenter on the show from 1987 up to 2001 when the show was canceled. Since the show returned it has become a worldwide phenomenon, but the whole controversial ‘StigGate,’ has left them struggling to recover. This is why they have reached out to an old friend to fill in some of the voids left behind by the Stig catastrophe. Needell’s task was to teach and train Danny Boyle, the director of the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, how to drive the Top Gear test track for his appearance on Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car.

Danny said: “The Stig has gone of course so they have this other guy Tiff Needell who used to front the original Top Gear. He was a terrific teacher, no nonsense. It was good.”

According to a Top Gear spokesman, Tiff will not be donning the white tracksuit and helmet permanently, but will only be around until Top Gear finds a permanent Stig through its "Stig Farm".


Source: Mirror

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  (372) posted on 08.18.2011

haha. His face is so freaking funny here! Well, I’m glad to see him being part of Top Gear UK even for one day..

  (530) posted on 08.18.2011

If not mistaken Tiff Needell has been the tough competitor of Jeremy Clarkson for the voting about who will be the prime host of Top Gear UK. I’m glad to see them together.

  (384) posted on 06.24.2011

If not mistaken, Tiff Needell is one of the choices in the voting for the host of the Top Gear but unfortunately, Jeremy Clarkson over him. I just wonder if there’s any rivalry between the two?

  (397) posted on 06.24.2011

I was very excited to know on who is “The Stig”. And honestly, I was more excited watching him drive before compare now that I have known who is behind that tack suit. However, it doesn’t change my liking on this car show!

  (406) posted on 03.9.2011

If we could remembered he has given a credit during the previous episode “ Stand in Stig”. Tiff Needell is awesome I would like to see him on Top Gear again.

  (503) posted on 01.27.2011

Tiffanny Dell is awesome! would like to see him on Top Gear again.

  (762) posted on 01.27.2011

If I recall correctly, Hes even in the ending credits in the previous couple episodes as "stand in Stig". And yeah as mentioned before, in a Star in a Reasonable car Clarkson rips on the Stig for making previous guests slow and Tiff is better.

  (727) posted on 01.25.2011

If you tune in, let us know what you make of Needell’s performance!

  (647) posted on 01.25.2011

All eyes will thus be on Needell to see if his trial run as ‘The Stig’ is a success.

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

Stig is the celebrity not the driver in the suit. Whoever comes out as the stig in the book is likely to get fired but I doubt their celebrity status will increase much. If Ben Collins is indeed the Stig he might get a little bit of fame for a while but where does he go from there?

  (806) posted on 12.27.2010

Well I don’t understand why he’s doing this, I mean he had the choice of publish a stupid book, or keep quiet and keep the best job in the world wich is driving every new sports cars...tough choice. Goodbye

  (512) posted on 12.22.2010

I think they should storm a beach again, but this time with a 458 Italia and have the stig accidentally get taken out by a rouge predator drone. The official story will be that it "mysteriously caught fire

  (406) posted on 12.22.2010

what? where the hell is stig? did he made his own segment too? but I guess tiff needell will be a good alternative to stig.

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