Top Gear’s Stig’s biggest secret – she is a woman (and she has got a mini-me double)
- Woman spotted believed to be first female Stig in programme’s 16-year history
- She was seen ducking into a cafe in the South Wales village of Pendine Sands
- She emerged carefully hiding the distinctive white helmet under her jacket
What would Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May say? Top Gear – once presented by the unashamedly laddish trio – appears to have recruited its first female Stig.
The mystery driver, who always wears a full-face helmet on the TV show, was last week seen ducking into a cafe in the quiet South Wales village of Pendine Sands to change out of her racing overalls.
She emerged carefully hiding the distinctive white helmet under her jacket.
The Stig is exposed at Pendine Sands as she changes clothes in local Cafe, but on exit leaves carrying a helmet
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But her diminutive colleague, who had a similar stature to a driver earlier seen wearing white Stig-style racing gear, was less discreet.
As he strolled to his car, a box labelled with ‘The Stig’ could be clearly seen. The pair were spotted after a day filming stunts on the nearby beach for the new series of the BBC motoring show.
It will be presented by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, TV personality Paddy McGuinness and former racing driver Chris Harris.
When she noticed the photographers she attempts to hide the helmet
One local said the cafe had been hired by the TV crew, adding: ‘I saw the woman Stig get into the driver’s seat of the car, but I have no idea where they went.’
Since Clarkson, Hammond and May left Top Gear in 2016, there have been several Stig variations, including Stig’s African cousin, Ninja Stig and Big Stig, the driver’s portly American cousin.
However, the woman spotted in South Wales is believed to be the first female Stig in the programme’s 16-year history.
There was also a dwarf (left) playing a younger Stig at today’s filming on the beach
The identity of the first Stig remained a mystery for seven years until racing driver Ben Collins outed himself in an autobiography titled The Man In The White Suit.
The BBC declined to comment last night.
The identity of the first Stig remained a mystery for seven years until racing driver Ben Collins outed himself
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