Ben Collins to join Fifth Gear

The Stig

Since leaving, BBC Ben Collins, the former Stig on Top Gear, has been busy publishing his book “The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane And Me.” It was rumored last week that Ben Collins is looking to start his own show that would rival Top Gear.

It is now reported that Channel 5 has hired Ben Collins to appear on Fifth Gear. Collins will make his debut on the show next Friday night. The show’s current hosts also include former Top Gear presenters Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson.

Collins will take on the Stig-like role but will also appear as host on Fifth Gear.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Fifth Gear team,” said Collins. “And I am looking forward to a new set of exciting challenges, apparently with and without the helmet.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Guardian