Sniff Petrol said:The BBC today threatened legal action to prevent the publication of an autobiography by a small grey plastic chair used in the Top Gear office.
The chair, which has been with the popular BBC2 programme for almost seven years, is believed to have become jealous of the financial rewards Top Gear?s success has brought to other members of the team including presenters Jeremy Clarkson, who claimed to have earned ?literally 47 billion million pounds last week?, and James May, who recently managed to sell a Haynes manual for a Triumph 2000/2500 on eBay for over ?14.
Exact details of the chair have always remained a mystery with some reports suggesting that Top Gear actually uses more than one chair in this role.
?We do not discuss furniture matters such as this,? said a BBC spokesperson earlier today. ?But chairs are quite easy to replace especially if the old one doesn?t understand what a contract means, the thick twat.?
The plastic chair, yesterday
So.... new model Stig? Pink suit, possibly female?
SpeaksDoesn't speak with a heavy Germanslight Texan accent, maybe?
The same story is now also being reported by more serious news sources such as The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Press Association.
If this whole story really is true, it isn't about (BBC) lawyers trying to suppress The Stig's story. This biography isn't going to be how he was forged from a mixture of kevlar, titanium, carbon-fiber and old plastic shopping bags and spent the first 10 years of his existence dumped outside an F1 workshop being urinated on by engineers until it was clear that he was tough enough proceed to the next phase of his creation.
You make me smile, GerFix. ^^
The stunt driver is now understood to have written a draft of a book detailing his experiences on the show and found a publisher willing to print it.
I think the whole story is quite credible to be honest. Quoting the Telegraph:
Hammond has been doing exactly the same for the last couple of years. So "Stig" has decided to write his own book and earn some extra cash. It will likely cost him his job, but maybe he was planning to leave anyway. No big deal, next series there will be a different man in the
SantaStig suit. It will still be SantaStig.