It looks like another member of the Top Gear family has turned their back on the BBC in favor of The Grand Tour and its charismatic hosts. Former Stig, Ben Collins, has made some very positive comments on his former co-workers new show on Amazon.

In a recent interview with Express.co.uk Ben Collins talked about what he’s been doing since Top Gear and discussed the recent episodes of The Grand Tour, which he believes the boys have “really raised the bar.”

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Since leaving Top Gear, Ben has been pretty busy. Collins has been doing stunt driving for major Hollywood films like James Bond and Dr. Strange, as well as helping in the launch of the amazing Ferrari Land in Spain.

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Despite having such a busy schedule, Ben has still made time to support his old Top Gear chums, saying that the new show was “fantastic” and that ” They’ve gone to some fantastic places and driven some great cars.”

Collins went on to show even more positive support for the show saying that ” It’s a lot of the same gang doing the filming and the quality of the imagery is just great. They’ve really raised the bar and the destinations are incredible.”

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Maybe Collins would be willing to come back being that the current driver of American descent isn’t working out as well as one would hope. Some say I would be pretty confident that a lot of fans would become very happy.

Source: Sunday Express

5 Responses

  1. Scott

    I was surprised they didn’t get Ben colloins in as driver in the first place just to stick it to the BBC. Maybe they did but he was too busy or like they jokingly said in the first Episode, Amazon wanted an American driver. Since he really doesn’t fit maybe they’ll just let the three of them do it their way next time

  2. Girish

    That American really seems out of place on The Grand Tour.. Bring back the Stig!! Love him!

  3. Dre

    Try as the bbc might they couldn’t stop the boys coming back in style.the second episode of the grand tour might or might not be below par.reviews seem mixed.however,one thing we can all agree on its light years ahead of the sh&te the bbc have produced this season.

    • Michael Clute

      I have seen the episode and it is below average for them. That said, average for them is still very good TV and it was barely below this point to me. The American is starting to grow on me though it is still weak. I hope they end the Celebrity gag soon and just forgo having them on. That has always been the part I skipped unless they were car people like Leno.

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