Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, UK, Celebrities
It would seem that the vitriol between the trio of presenters on Top Gear and Ben Collins, the man behind the Stig’s helmet, isn’t just for show. During a recent charity event, Jeremy Clarkson, arguably the leader of the TG three amigos, made it clear just how he feels about Collins’ unmasking of himself by calling the former tame racing driver “The Greedy Tw*t.” That’s certainly one way to put it.
Rumors began dusting up over whether or not Ben Collins was the racer in white after it was widely publicized that Collins was seeking to publish a book on his life as the White Stig. The BBC attempted to file an injunction stopping the publisher from moving forward, but a judge found that there was no reason to stop Collins from moving forward.
The BBC reacted to Collins’ actions by putting the driver out of a job. Or at least out of a job in show business. Overall, fans have been less than thrilled with the debacle, with most saying that the driver has gone a long way toward ruining a good thing for everyone.
Even so, we’re guessing the Collins memoir will have no problem finding a global audience. After all’s said and done, will you read it?
[Source: The Herald Sun | Image: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage.com]
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