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The Stig is Considered One of the Greatest TV Characters in the 21st Century

For over 24 seasons of Top Gear, the Stig has become a cult favorite amongst racing fans around the world.

Consider the fact that he has more facebook followers than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May combined and one can argue the character created by Andy Wilman and Clarkson was the actual person carrying the show! (okay . . most likely not)

Last week, Digital Spy asked it’s readers “Who is the greatest TV character of the 21st Century?” and the typical names came from popular shows such as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and House, but would you have guessed that the wordless wonder would actually make the list?

Yes, the Stig comes in right at No. 20 on the list and voting’s not even over yet. Imagine if he ever took off his racing gloves and posted a link to the poll to his 6.5M followers on Facebook.

but there is a rumor going around why he’s only at No. 20……… Some say, he’s (fill in the blank)!

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