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Top Gear Stig's identity revealed?
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The Stig trains a celebrity how to race round the Top Gear track each week

The identity of The Stig, the unknown driver who tests high performance cars on Top Gear, has apparently been revealed.

Several papers named the mysterious driver as Ben Collins.

Collins, who began racing professionally in 1994, was a stunt driver in the James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace and has appeared as himself on Top Gear a number of times.

The BBC has refused to confirm or deny whether Collins is The Stig.

"We never comment on speculation as to whom or what The Stig is" said a spokesperson in a statement.

Perry McCarthy, a former Formula 1 driver, used to be The Stig.

However, he was 'killed off' when he revealed his identity in his 2002 autobiography.

There's been no comment from Collins so far on his reported alter-ego - so Newsbeat won't be spoiling the surprise by putting his picture up just yet.

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