A giant Stig has caused motorists near Westerham, UK, to perform double-takes on Sunday after a 30ft model of him was seen taking a break in Kent. Big Stig is on his way to Poland, where he’ll be used to promote the of the new global TV channel BBC Brit. The model, which is made from fibre-glass, took a team of three sculptors over two months to design, construct and paint.
The Stig departed from Top Gear HQ at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey for a three day journey through Europe which will see #BigStig call in at Amsterdam and Berlin before arriving in Warsaw, Poland where BBC Brit will launch on the February 1.
The first episode of Top Gear Series 22 is due to hit UK screens in less than 24 hours, before being simulcast globally in 50 countries across 4 continents.
Make sure you check your local guides so you don’t miss it!
You can watch the entire “Evening with Top Gear” event right here at 21:00 GMT this Sunday 18 January. If you live outside of the UK, keep an eye on the countdown timer in our sidebar to help determine when you should tune in!
Yep, for the first time ever, the chaps will appear in front of a live audience in London, to answer questions from across the globe and showcase clips from the new series.
“Other globally popular television shows have cunning ways of launching their new seasons, such as world tours and the like,” explains Jeremy. “But I thought of an easier way to let the planet know we’re back – the interweb!”
The chaps have been turned into LEGO for a new Series 22 trailer.
Top Gear have a rather interesting event coming up this weekend, titled “An evening with Top Gear. Jeremy Richard and James will appear in front of a small live audience in London, previewing Series 22, dispensing wisdom and answering fan’s questions. Whether this announcement should be met with enthusiasm or apprehension is the another matter all together.