Top Gear Stig hearing opens in private
A bid to prevent the revelation of the identity of Top Gear's mystery driver The Stig began in private at the High Court yesterday.
The BBC has taken legal action to block publication by HarperCollins of an autobiography which would unmask the faceless show favourite.
It is claimed he is bound by a confidentiality agreement and that revealing who he is would spoil viewers' enjoyment of the popular BBC Two programme.
The current Stig is the second in the role. The first Stig, Perry McCarthy, was dropped in 2003 after his identity was uncovered.