After a bit of poking about on the web – I have the most interesting Sunday evenings – I came across the trademark details of the term ‘The Stig’.
Now, before we go any further, you can find them here so you can make up your own mind on the subject, but it’s evident from the details that the BBC have dropped The Stig as of 2017-09-22. So this got me wondering, if Top Gear have dropped the character – a wise move as let’s face it, The Stig didn’t belong with the new presenters – does this mean The Grand Tour can scoop him up in what ever form they want?
This would fit nicely as they have just confirmed that The American is not returning for the second season.
FYI I won't be joining the guys on @thegrandtour 2nd season – I wish them all the luck. My character wasn't developed as I was told.
— Mike Skinner (@MSTheGunslinger) November 7, 2017
I’m sure this would make many of you viewers very, very happy if the trio would reunite with the mysterious racing driver and make the well-known family whole again, but unfortunately, I doubt that will happen.
I’m sure there would be some sort of legal clause which would still stop The Grand Tour from owning the rights to The Stig, but we can only hope, hey?
What we can at least take from this is that the relationship between Top Gear and The Stig is now over, as is an era alongside it.
Let me know if you want to see The Stig back with the boys on The Grand Tour, or if you think The Stig should die with the death of the Top Gear we know and love.