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Some say… Gordon Shedden is The Stig

Gordon Shedden

Is this man the latest Stig? His name is Gordon Shedden and you may well have first heard of 34-year-old BTCC driver when we brought you news about the 210km/h Honda Mean Mower.

The mower was originally conceived by Top Gear magazine. Shedden has also appeared in the current series of the TV show after he won a World’s Best Taxi race in Episode 2. That’s enough for some to put one and one together and come up with “He must be The Stig!”

Supposedly Shedden has links to backroom staff at the show, as well as the main presenters Jeremy, Richard and James. That was enough for UK paper The Sunday Mail to front up and ask Shedden directly.

“I don’t think anyone can say that,” Shedden replied. “At the end of the day, it is just a person in a white suit. It’s more about the myth about Stig than who it is.

“It is like trying to find Santa Claus, isn’t it?”

If Shedden is The Stig he’ll do well to keep playing his cards close to his chest. Whoever the current Stig is, he only got the gig at the start of Series 16 after Ben Collins outed himself and was subsequently sacked.

[Source: Daily Record]