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Stig says new show can't change gears.


FORMER Top Gear "Stig" Ben Collins hopes the newlook show isn't cleaned up by the BBC - because no one will tune in.

The stunt driver reckons whenever it returns without sacked Jeremy Clarkson, it needs to remain brash and irreverent.

Ben, 40, The Stig for eight years, also admitted he would jump at the opportunity to replace Clarkson, given the boot after his infamous bust-up with Irish TV producer Oisin Tymon.

He said: "I really hope it's not politically cleansed... the great thing with Top Gear is that it's a diamond show.

"It's such a strong export because they can be irreverent, it means you can be genuine and honest about a car and say what you think. If one is crap or one is good, you can air that."


HONEST Ben Collins

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 9, 2015
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