The Stig would welcome a female Top Gear presenter

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

Ben 'The Stig' Collins

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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