The Stig would welcome a female Top Gear presenter

Ben 'The Stig' Collins

Ben 'The Stig' Collins

A female presenter on 'Top Gear' would be "quite funny", according to stunt driver Ben 'The Stig' Collins.

Ben 'The Stig' Collins thinks it would be "quite funny" to see a female presenter on 'Top Gear'.

The 40-year-old stunt driver, who is best known for his appearances on the BBC motoring show, would like to see a woman join Chris Evans in the new line-up following the departures of long-time hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May earlier this year.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, The Stig said: "I really don't know what their plan is, but in one part it is a good contrast to have a woman's impact.

"I think we get very obsessed about certain details, so I think it will be quite funny to see it from a woman's perspective. They see things that men don't.

"Things can literally be in front of a man and you just can't see them with cars, so I think it could be quite a funny angle there, just basically taking the p**s out of the lads."

The Stig also admitted he doesn't know for certain whether he'll appear in the revamped show, but has backed new host Chris to make a success of 'Top Gear'.

He said: "I don't really know what's going to come out. We'll have to see how they reformulate.

"I think that's what Chris Evans is known for, being a fantastic host. He's got a real eye for the structure of a winning format and he's done that many times so I think it's exciting."

'Ben Collins: Stunt Driver' is available on Digital HD now and on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 9.


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