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

4 apr 2021
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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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  • analogy of a sticky throttle....."entertaining".....

    Bujf vjgBujf vjg5 klukkustundum síðan
  • I think I liked him better when he was the Stig.

    Benjamin SamsonBenjamin Samson12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Intro scene in Quantum of Solace is still my favorite chase ever!

    Auto CuriosoAuto Curioso15 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 BarrDegi Síðan síðan
  • He seems pretty cool. He has to be the stig

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

    JustAGuyfromLDNJustAGuyfromLDNDegi Síðan síðan
  • *I miss the stig that drove the Ferrari FXX* 😞

    The Enlightened OneThe Enlightened OneDegi Síðan síðan
  • He's a Collins, so is really cool.

    rob collinsrob collinsDegi Síðan síðan
  • Stiggggg...James xDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Thế Phúc NguyễnThế Phúc NguyễnDegi Síðan síðan
  • Imagine getting paid to hit an Aston with a sledgehammer

    AnthonyAnthony2 dögum síðan
  • aa Cap. America i everywhere :DDD

    Jakub ŠevčíkJakub Ševčík2 dögum síðan
  • 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

    TheMooseFromTheRoomTheMooseFromTheRoom2 dögum síðan
  • Nick cage didn't drive his own car? He's a phoney, a big fat phoney..

    legionlegion2 dögum síðan
  • Some say ben collin’s face is stig’s helmet

    contradicseancontradicsean2 dögum síðan
  • Some say, his original helmet is red

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

    Templar7832Templar78322 dögum síðan
  • I cannot stand when guy on the left opens his mouth

    A Truth SeakerA Truth Seaker2 dögum síðan
  • Ben is a very modest and gracious person; Top Gear producers treated him very poorly and unfairly, particularly in terms of pay with the show's increasing success and pay rates of the other 'stars'.

    Pete HarrissPete Harriss2 dögum síðan
  • _This isn't the Stig, but the Stig's Holographic projection_

    netweed09netweed093 dögum síðan
  • wait... the result of the race with the German Presenters was not stage? i'm genuinely blown away

    A3 RadioA3 Radio3 dögum síðan
  • stig is cool

    Vegito BlueVegito Blue3 dögum síðan
  • Cool dude

    Mr Speed TripleMr Speed Triple3 dögum síðan
  • Genuinely nice guy.

    Sgt SteelSgt Steel3 dögum síðan
  • He Comes across so arrogant

    Hello hello hello !!!!Hello hello hello !!!!3 dögum síðan
  • Sounds like he only wanted the Carrera GT because it was challenging, but wasn't really nice to drive. Another point for the car's notoriety.

    jpogi gtxcr1jpogi gtxcr13 dögum síðan
  • I knew The Stig was Matthew Perry! They had to stop Friends because he was involved with Top Gear

    lotm666lotm6663 dögum síðan
  • Honestly thought the competition ad was Omaze at the start.

    CrazyDog 5508CrazyDog 55083 dögum síðan
  • For someone called "The Stig" he's really 3-dimentional

    Goliath ProjectsGoliath Projects3 dögum síðan
  • The obvious answer is that the stig was closest with the Ultima GTR

    Conrad AachConrad Aach3 dögum síðan
  • There was black stig for at least three series, wasn't there ? He was then catapaulted of an aircraft carrier...I seem to remember.

    fifthoffifthof3 dögum síðan
  • is The Stig copyright protected?

    KamilKamil3 dögum síðan
  • Black stig was badass looking

    JohnoJohno3 dögum síðan
  • He comes across has a decent lovely person and he looks a cool man

    Tyrone WhiteheadTyrone Whitehead3 dögum síðan
  • he was the driver in tg stunt trying to land a parachutest in the back of a comvertable.....i think

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  • My answer was no. So it doesn't matter when I watched this

    RykalSkyesRykalSkyes3 dögum síðan
  • So great to see Ben... hope to see more of the original Stig

    Juan Carlos BerrocalJuan Carlos Berrocal3 dögum síðan
  • That was a very strange decision, to threaten Old Top Gear fans with a chance to win a Tesla Model 3... Two minutes into an interview with the Stig no less.

    CJ BellCJ Bell4 dögum síðan
  • i hate this only in uk Condicion

    seppi120seppi1204 dögum síðan
  • Paul Merton's looking well

    Michael LathamMichael Latham4 dögum síðan
  • "Have you ever wanted a tesla model 3?" "No."

    MascalMascal4 dögum síðan
  • I thought the real stig was Michael Schumacher

    Weed YeeterWeed Yeeter4 dögum síðan
  • What a cool guy

    RedactedRedacted4 dögum síðan
  • I'd love to have some sort of souvenir from Grand Tour , James, Jeremy or Hammond used ofcourse not a car something els.... Could my dreams come true?????

    Arslan BhaiArslan Bhai4 dögum síðan
  • Some say he uses feminists’ tears as hair gel, and that he invented the fork... but all we know is he’s the Stig’s communicative cousin!!

    Lancia Delta S4Lancia Delta S44 dögum síðan
  • Amazing that he’s part of drive tribe now! Looking forward to him behind the wheel, whilst being able to see his face.

    Jan PruijserJan Pruijser4 dögum síðan
  • Some say.

    Sam ConductSam Conduct4 dögum síðan
  • 3:34 Ah that explains so much with the carrera GT, and why so many people had trouble with it, it was just like the viper, where they found it actually handled and drove better with the Time Attack model when you removed chassis stiffness from it so the wheels could hold and handle the ground better in 2014 as if you make a car too stiff it slams and bumps over everything just like that and can upset the car very easily, where if you make it too soft it wobbles and slides all over the place, and that also explains why the tire change they did to it, where they actually siffened it up even more, made it worse. its not the only car to do that FYI, the Mclaren F1's the same way, hence why Mr Bean Crashed his about 3 times and counting, or was that more than that.

    Kavinsky SmithKavinsky Smith4 dögum síðan
  • 8:15

    Brian PalayBrian Palay4 dögum síðan
  • I would not have a tesla car if it was given to me even with Kylie Monogue in the seat looking for a new b/f

    nethy02nethy024 dögum síðan
  • 08:09 for the answer to video title if you are looking for it.

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  • Social distancing - laughable. Do some research - start here: cvpandemicinvestigation.com/ Stop being conditioned to accept nonsense.

    checktheevidencechecktheevidence4 dögum síðan
  • So that's who Mr willman is on Grand Tour

    We say no to pay to winWe say no to pay to win4 dögum síðan
  • Love seeing The Ben Collins! And to hear about his blossoming career :-)

    Utred BeeUtred Bee4 dögum síðan
  • which incarnation of The Stig is this guy?

    IBeatYouTube circumventingyourbullshitIBeatYouTube circumventingyourbullshit4 dögum síðan
  • Sooooo boring 😴

    Eddie SEddie S4 dögum síðan
  • no one wants a tesla

    Louis Lockyer-GendreLouis Lockyer-Gendre4 dögum síðan
  • FAKE. We all know Schumacher was the Stig.

    Robbie GeeRobbie Gee4 dögum síðan
    • He was never the stig.

      Badly_DubbedBadly_Dubbed3 dögum síðan
  • You guys need to interview the Stig's american cousin

    ConFallConFall4 dögum síðan
  • У вас огромная армия поклонников в России, думаю стоит добавить хотяб субтитры 👍 Спасибо за видео!

    Denis KaluginDenis Kalugin4 dögum síðan
  • Ugh I really really dislike this host. Truly ruins the drivetribe for me.

    Lance KrajewskiLance Krajewski4 dögum síðan
  • A part of me still does not believe that Ben Collins is the Stig.

    198419844 dögum síðan
  • He owns a Landrover! Great! I'm a big fan of Landys too - especially the Series II/III ones!

    j4d3 goatj4d3 goat4 dögum síðan
  • Ben Collins was quick

    Amith ShastriAmith Shastri4 dögum síðan
  • I get the hype around keeping the stig mysterious throughout the series, but I would have loved hearing his actual thoughts when the original series aired! Like when Ben shared about how difficult the race in the aston was against the germans in the porsche 911

    HamzaHamza4 dögum síðan
  • Loved his How to Drive book! Looking forward to the Aston one.

    bashdash4bashdash44 dögum síðan
  • The hand gesture kills me! I hate it!

    m9cky cobbsm9cky cobbs4 dögum síðan
  • If I'd ever win a Tesla Model 3 or any other EV, I'd sell it and buy a Giulia Quattroformagio :)

    Bogdan DumitruBogdan Dumitru4 dögum síðan
  • OK yeah right we all know the stig is michael schumacher. Nice try tho

    A PersonA Person4 dögum síðan
  • RIP Sabine!!

    Andreina RangelAndreina Rangel4 dögum síðan
  • A well spoken rat. I imagine he could buy a nice new jacket if he had kept his loyalty

    David HolgateDavid Holgate4 dögum síðan
  • Anything Ben Collins does is just cool. If I could be anybody it might just be him.

    John GerkenJohn Gerken4 dögum síðan

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  • Its the ben collins

    Mika SihiteMika Sihite4 dögum síðan
  • Stopped watching at 2:28

    F1 NitramF1 Nitram4 dögum síðan
  • Ben seems like a very lovely and genuine person. I'm happy to hear that he's doing well and looking forward to seeing the romantic novelist more often!

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  • Seems like a really wholesome guy

    Rants 'N' BantzRants 'N' Bantz5 dögum síðan
  • What happened to the Stig‘s American Cousin???

    Curt Cour de LionCurt Cour de Lion5 dögum síðan
  • Top gear is unfortunately not aging well. As a show.

    Chris SmithChris Smith5 dögum síðan
  • I wonder if Rubens Barrichello still has his “I beat the Stig” t-shirt?!

    Large Moving BoxLarge Moving Box5 dögum síðan
  • Does Ben Collins pen n ink or something?

    James AnthonyJames Anthony5 dögum síðan
  • Ben I watch that jacket it is Badass!

    Ready for some ImprovReady for some Improv5 dögum síðan
  • Only just on topic, but who voted Skyfall the best Bond film? I think it's one of the worst if not the worst. He wasn't my favourite Bond, but the Roger Moore films were the best for action.

    Jase WatsonJase Watson5 dögum síðan
  • Legend has it, if you remove the leather from his body at any point in time, it will grow back within hours.

    FreemaysinFreemaysin5 dögum síðan
  • He looks like the real life Michal de Santa

    Its Liam 2006Its Liam 20065 dögum síðan
  • Top gear without the fab four can never be real top gear

    David WilderDavid Wilder5 dögum síðan
  • Why didn't they air the Nissan 350z lap? I would've loved to have seen that.

    Sukhdev R34Sukhdev R345 dögum síðan
  • I remember reading his book and there are some irregularities in this interview. In his book he took credit for the White Stig Alpine stars look. Also the handing in his resignation, I don't remember that from the book. It I remember correctly it was more of a joint decision that it was over when he was found out - which is kind of splitting hairs.

    Bob AdamBob Adam5 dögum síðan
  • Id actually like to see a Car Show presented by Collins... He could have two sidekicks, who are funny, but know stuff about cars too.... Could call it, Oooooh, I dunno "Gop Tear"... I know there is something similar on BBC right now, but a failed comedian, a Flat Earther and one guy who knows what he's on about isn't very entertaining.

    Fat Dad GamingFat Dad Gaming5 dögum síðan
  • Get Ben Collins to be a fourth presenter on the next grand tour special? 👍😊

    SebastianSebastian5 dögum síðan
  • 1.17 million, tickets for car.. £9.99 not a bad little earner for the team.. car cost what? 40.000. not bad money making even if 500.000 by ticket

    Shaun UnderwoodShaun Underwood5 dögum síðan
  • don't know why they had to pretend it wasn't Ken Block on the last episode the other night

    Rob MalkinRob Malkin5 dögum síðan
  • he holds the distance world record for arab style driving, lol

    ace iimovace iimov5 dögum síðan
  • it's sad to see that people who can actually drive cars the best can't really afford them.

    ace iimovace iimov5 dögum síðan
  • Ben deserves so much more respect than he gets. He came in for some real stick following his book and it was totally out of order. He has a cult following from old top gear followers and it would be great to see him with a regular tv slot in the uk.

    Steve HallSteve Hall5 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for the in-depth Ben!

    Robert AndersonRobert Anderson5 dögum síðan
  • I’m sure a Car Throttle podcast was filmed here

    Ollie BonugliOllie Bonugli5 dögum síðan
  • You must be joking, pushing a car from CCP CHINA.

    Robert ReynoldsRobert Reynolds5 dögum síðan
  • Say what you will about this stig, but the one who replaced him was much faster around the track

    HalfgeekHalfgeek5 dögum síðan
  • It sounds like he's going to be doing videos for DriveTribe

    Thomas WarrenThomas Warren5 dögum síðan
  • Feels like a missed opportunity to not show clips of the cars the Stig was talking about.