Which member of the trio was the Stig closest with? | Ben Collins interview

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Ben Collins was the Stig we all remember, setting some unbelievable lap times around the Dunsfold test track and taking part in many of the best challenges that the trio ever undertook. Mike Fernie grabbed him for a chat about his time on Top Gear, his more recent film stunt driving and what his relationship was like with Clarkson, Hammond and May.
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  • Anyone know what jacket that is?

    Johan KvarfordtJohan Kvarfordt19 tuntia sitten
  • Ben should be in the next Avengers movie !! What would his super power be though...?

    AstonGoesOutAstonGoesOutPäivä sitten
  • So cool thanks Ben.

    Lordvader330Lordvader330Päivä sitten
  • I always assumed Stig was every car brand’s individual test drivers, in order to avoid any accusations of subjectivity in performance reviews.

    Mr BMr B2 päivää sitten
  • Grand Tour should have used The Ben Collins for their race track

    LordnegaduckLordnegaduck2 päivää sitten
  • The Carrera GT sounds like it'd be an amazing car to drive. Think I'd love it

    Josh CumminsJosh Cummins2 päivää sitten
  • no car guy would want a tesla, who wants a car you cant hear. Give me the 40k an day

    lunarshtevelunarshteve3 päivää sitten
  • I thought it was Schumacher?

    Amit SinghAmit Singh3 päivää sitten
  • He looks like Tom Felton and Jude Law combined into one.

    Daniel VarghaDaniel Vargha6 päivää sitten
    • Nah he is just old Chandler from friends

      DEBU SINHADEBU SINHAPäivä sitten
  • What is that beeping in the background?

    spyman3000spyman30007 päivää sitten
  • So an old tcr is worse than the reliant Robbin lool.

    trophywolfetrophywolfe7 päivää sitten
  • Some say he's a woman

    Casual FocusCasual Focus7 päivää sitten
  • Once the STIG always the STIG

  • Surely Ben is Paul Merton’s love-child.

    Peter MarshallPeter Marshall9 päivää sitten
  • Abbie Eaton vs The Stig is a sequence they need to get into The Grand Tour or Top Gear.

    voteDCvoteDC9 päivää sitten
  • Great driver and personality, he could easily be a host/co-host in a motorshow.

    McLogo76McLogo769 päivää sitten
  • is santa not real as well?

    HookemupsHookemups10 päivää sitten
  • Ben's autobiography tells so much more about him. He was training in the Army to be a Commando (whatever, can't recall which bunch of very hard nuts), rushing back from some godforsaken mountain top to drive 'a car' as The Stig then back to the mountain top. If anyone needed a real hero, Ben should be very near the top. Not some wimpy soccer player or musician.

    WorthingtonWorthington10 päivää sitten
  • I can never forget Hammond saying "he'd be shot IN THE BACK!" fiworld.info/goon/lZ6XvW2ynm5-qac/videot.html

    Kristof KiralyKristof Kiraly11 päivää sitten
  • Today they would consider black stig racist since he’s white. Glad he changed to white stig so he don’t get cancelled

    John DohJohn Doh11 päivää sitten
  • He comes across as a very humble and likeable guy. He must have had a riot working on Top Gear.

    Nealson454Nealson45411 päivää sitten
  • They forgot Australian stig

    VolCAINO22VolCAINO2212 päivää sitten
  • I’d say he’s just staying 6ft apart for legal reasons but guys usually sit this far apart from each other 😂

    Taco Of LoveTaco Of Love12 päivää sitten
  • He looks like Matthew Perry's British cousin.

    Leonardo VergariLeonardo Vergari12 päivää sitten
  • "We're giving away a Tesla Model 3 or £40K CASH!" You're not "Giving it away" you're selling tickets to win it, don't be so disingenuous.

    Paulus AugustusPaulus Augustus13 päivää sitten
  • The answer: 7:00

    Mazin AlghamdiMazin Alghamdi13 päivää sitten
  • i like how it’s stig, aka ben collins not the other way around 🤣

    Liam KinghornLiam Kinghorn13 päivää sitten
  • Sorry but the audio is unbearable, there is a constant high pitched beep, there is to many noise in the 4-6K area, and the normal mids are to distant.

    sabasmansabasman14 päivää sitten
  • 7:00 is what you’re looking for.

    BrintaBrinta16 päivää sitten
  • I've do not like him. The stig was better as a mystery.

    Sir RichardSir Richard16 päivää sitten
  • Fab interview - loved hearing about the Quantum of Solice sequence.

    mrpeppsmrpepps16 päivää sitten
  • 6:50 the simple fact of the matter is, that our young man had to shoot down their young man at a rate of 2 seconds a lap

    Hamzah FazluddinHamzah Fazluddin17 päivää sitten
  • wait i thought michael schumacher was the stig

    kimi yeekimi yee17 päivää sitten
  • Can someone timestamp the part which he talks about the trio? Or did he even ask?

    RiverMoneyGRiverMoneyG18 päivää sitten
  • Yeah I love the stig but.. That picture is crooked

    aka Mr LLamaaka Mr LLama18 päivää sitten
  • John walker but with no beard.

    ToupeToupe19 päivää sitten
  • Some say he is a living legend and that he will be remembered forever. But all we know is, he's called The Stig!

    Batman The Spiffing KnightBatman The Spiffing Knight19 päivää sitten
  • i feel sorry for the generation that wont experience top gear as it was

    Nate MbuguaNate Mbugua19 päivää sitten
  • i just came here to see his face

    Mitchell BoyntonMitchell Boynton19 päivää sitten
  • Nico Rosberg aged well 🤣

    Koya 7Koya 720 päivää sitten
  • Can we get a Stig family reunion starting off with his american and chinese cousins?

    CamdenCamden20 päivää sitten
  • Nice Interview.

    Joe GiliusJoe Gilius20 päivää sitten
  • Thoroughly interesting man. Didn't expect that. I dont get why he had to leave tho? Also, for the record, Skyfall was absolute trash, while Quantum of Solace may not have made sense but it had the best car chases and cinematography ive seen yet.

    ChrisChris21 päivä sitten
  • Its funny to see the mad crazy Stig who we've all seen thrashing cars around turn out to be such a cool, chilled out guy

    NathanAC73NathanAC7321 päivä sitten
  • Best Ben Collins moment was when he came back to help the Race2Recovery team at Dakar.

    RavenholmRavenholm22 päivää sitten
  • he's like a real life ace rimmer. what a guy.

    Mr. DMr. D22 päivää sitten
  • I'll be waiting for some more Ben Collins on this channel, i think his coolest stories are yet to be told.

    Ricardo OrtegaRicardo Ortega22 päivää sitten
  • Love to see a Ben Collins FIworld channel.

    Mental Health & MeMental Health & Me22 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍

    Walter BurtonWalter Burton22 päivää sitten
  • “The Stig”? Suuuuuuuuuuure

    S.F ProductionsS.F Productions23 päivää sitten
  • Some say his skin is made of carbon fiber.

    Michael James JordanMichael James Jordan23 päivää sitten
  • Some say he should of at least worn the helmet.

    Gawani WhitecrowGawani Whitecrow23 päivää sitten
  • Can americans enter the competition lol

    ReeferKnight420ReeferKnight42023 päivää sitten
  • ahh Nostalgia just hit me of the old top gear..it was a treat

    Noble's VaultNoble's Vault24 päivää sitten
  • Than man has the worst taste in music but he knows his cars, he drives a Porsche.

    Burger CroissantBurger Croissant24 päivää sitten
  • It's crazy to me that a man who was such an important part of a series that made so much money waited for the prices to drop on Porsche's. They're still 75- 80k in my area, which is expensive for me but I'd expected him to have a massive garage.

    Maxim SeynaeveMaxim Seynaeve24 päivää sitten
  • why are you sitting so far apart?

    caspar valentinecaspar valentine24 päivää sitten
  • I have a book from Ben called ‘How to Drive’. Epic stuff!

    Ishaan TiwariIshaan Tiwari24 päivää sitten
  • What was his time in the reasonably priced car?

    Mr BojanglesMr Bojangles24 päivää sitten
  • Not driven a car 15+ Years Never driven a race car Never been on a track I bet I can beat him on lose/rally Without damaging the car I,m fat & could dress in pink , and be called ' the pig '

    therealknapstertherealknapster25 päivää sitten
  • some say the question in the title took too long to answer.

    chris taylorchris taylor25 päivää sitten
  • I still hold out hope that The Grand Tour will perform a ‘heist special’ to steal The Stig.

    John KiddJohn Kidd25 päivää sitten
  • He did the scene that was in every fake dvd warning ever? He's probably more famous than the bbc

    Revan FernandoRevan Fernando25 päivää sitten
  • They didn’t even mention his Aussie cousin!

    Ryan GonzalezRyan Gonzalez26 päivää sitten
  • I’m so glad I was brought up with top gear the new one is poo so glad the trio done Grand Tour

    Cars And RentalsCars And Rentals26 päivää sitten
  • Some say he stabs his mates in the back, and that keeping secrets and having trust isn't important. All we know is he's someone who used to be on telly.

    Hannah MillingtonHannah Millington28 päivää sitten
  • Top gear guys out grew the show and the beeb didnt like it, its now two guys shouting and chris harris, sorry but the beeb dropped a clanger regardless of it being on bbc 1

    Neil ShaylerNeil Shayler28 päivää sitten
  • Great interview. What a nice chap.

    ken phillipsken phillips29 päivää sitten
  • That's Michael Schumacher

    Bappo prottec and Bappo attaccoBappo prottec and Bappo attacco29 päivää sitten
  • Shame he didn't ask him more about being the Stig. Should've asked how it was dealing with celebrities in the suit and what it was like when the Stig was in certain challenges like the race across London on the tube. Also did he get to keep the Stig outfit?

    KINGatLIFEKINGatLIFE29 päivää sitten
  • National Treasure II and the Stig never backed over the dog! Awesome. Also, I'm wondering how Michael Schumacher is, "Wo bis du Michael?"

    Shutter FlyboyShutter Flyboy29 päivää sitten
  • Some say he’s a fame hungry dooschbag...

    RockPhonicRockPhonic29 päivää sitten
  • This isn’t the stig, it’s the stig’s backstabbing cousin.

    EssexgingeEssexgingeUukausi sitten
  • Awkward Helmet Cam moments (fetch the tissues ...)

    Mike5Mike5Uukausi sitten
  • Aww I fancy mr stig lol

    Christine CrockfordChristine CrockfordUukausi sitten
  • What a nice and humble guy man

    Adam DeakinAdam DeakinUukausi sitten
  • TONIGHT! We look at a decorated brick wall... A man asks some questions... ...and The Stig wears a human suit.

    Jack MellorJack MellorUukausi sitten
  • I thought Perry Mccarthy was the black stig?

    bazellisbazellisUukausi sitten
  • *Some say this isn't really **_the Stig._*

    y1521t21b5y1521t21b5Uukausi sitten
  • ive gotta say, his book was one of the best ive read in a long time, highly recommend it! thanx guys!

    heavychevy383heavychevy383Uukausi sitten
  • Some say that he HASEN'T SPOKE EVER and has NEVER MADE COMMUNICATION with ANYONE. All we know is that Ben Collins WAS and ISN'T the Stig.

    HemistRebornHemistRebornUukausi sitten
  • Does anyone know where one can watch the video of him in the Stig helmet speaking in his voice which he mentions is what helped fuel the rumour mill?

    GarconBlancGarconBlancUukausi sitten
  • some say sabine schmitz was the stig, others say it was James May

    Zak EvansZak EvansUukausi sitten
  • A Top Chap

    Scout 1874Scout 1874Uukausi sitten
  • analogy of a sticky throttle....."entertaining".....

    Bujf vjgBujf vjgUukausi sitten
  • I think I liked him better when he was the Stig.

    Benjamin SamsonBenjamin SamsonUukausi sitten
  • Intro scene in Quantum of Solace is still my favorite chase ever!

    Auto CuriosoAuto CuriosoUukausi sitten
  • Some say he wears his leather jacket to bed, and that he really likes cheetos... all we know is he’s 𝘯𝘰𝘵 the stig; but he is the stig’s helmetless cousin

    Avi BarrAvi BarrUukausi sitten
  • He seems pretty cool. He has to be the stig

    Sunny KaySunny KayUukausi sitten
  • All we know is he's *not* the stig, but he is the stig's Chandler out of Friends' look-a-like cousin!

    JustAGuyfromLDNJustAGuyfromLDNUukausi sitten
  • *I miss the stig that drove the Ferrari FXX* 😞

    The Enlightened OneThe Enlightened OneUukausi sitten
  • He's a Collins, so is really cool.

    rob collinsrob collinsUukausi sitten
  • Stiggggg...James xDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Thế Phúc NguyễnThế Phúc NguyễnUukausi sitten
  • Imagine getting paid to hit an Aston with a sledgehammer

    AnthonyAnthonyUukausi sitten
  • aa Cap. America i everywhere :DDD

    Jakub ŠevčíkJakub ŠevčíkUukausi sitten
  • Quantum of solace.. Loved? What have you been smoking mate? It was diffently the worst of Daniel Craigs Bond films, if not one of the worst in the Bond-verse overall

    TheMooseFromTheRoomTheMooseFromTheRoomUukausi sitten
  • Nick cage didn't drive his own car? He's a phoney, a big fat phoney..

    BATMANBATMANUukausi sitten
  • Some say ben collin’s face is stig’s helmet

    contradicseancontradicseanUukausi sitten
  • Some say, his original helmet is red

    9462886194628861Uukausi sitten
  • What a cool guy. Would be great to meet him.

    Templar7832Templar7832Uukausi sitten