Giant Top Gear effigy of The Stig erected in Warsaw publicity stunt

The Stig - the mysterious racing driver of Top Gear fame - has been immortalised as a 33ft statue in Warsaw, Poland, as part of a stunt to publicise a new BBC channel.

BBC: giant Stig erected in publicity stunt for launch of new channel
BBC: giant Stig erected in publicity stunt for launch of new channel

The giant statue, erected at the Palace of Science and Culture in the capital, had made a three-day journey from Top Gear’s UK HQ to Amsterdam and Berlin before arriving in Poland.

The height of two double decker buses, the fibreglass sculpture was created as part of a campaign to promote BBC Brit, a new global TV channel from BBC Worldwide.

Tim Davie, chief executive BBC Worldwide, said: "Erecting a giant Stig in Warsaw is a fitting way to launch our new global brand BBC Brit. The channel will be the exclusive home of brand new Top Gear, one of the world’s most popular shows."

The Stig said: "…"

stig top gear

Brand: BBC Worldwide Global

Agency: Taylor Herring

Sculptor: David Croswell 

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