Ben Collins, who has played "The Stig" on the U.K. hit "Top Gear" since 2003, has been fired from the show, reports Sky News.
According to the article, the presenter (or host) of the BBC’s "Top Gear," Jeremy Clarkson, has said, "He is history as far as we are concerned, he is sacked. It was a shock. I was hurt, actually, because I liked him and he came around to my house and had drinks and all the time he was writing a book, so I feel a bit hurt."
Clarkson hinted at changes to the programs format as a result of Collins becoming the second person to play The Stig and out himself in a book."We’ve many, many thousands of people queuing up to be whatever it is that we create," he added.