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Big Stig from Top Gear drives through Dartford Tunnel and through Kent

ByKentOnline reporter

A giant version of Stig - the helmet-wearing Top Gear ace driver - has been making waves after making its way through the county.

A nine metre version of the anonymous driver has been seen heading through Kent in a mammoth PR stunt for the BBC show.

It's believed the fibreglass statue is headed for Poland.

Big Stig on his journey on a flatbed lorry
Big Stig on his journey on a flatbed lorry

In PR for the stunt, a statement for the motoring show said: "We don’t know where he came from, or what his mission upon this mortal coil may be. Frankly we’re worried to ask."

It says he is on a flatbed bound for the Polish capital Warsaw, via Amsterdam, Berlin and Posnan.

It continues: "If you’re anywhere near those cities over the next few days, keep an eye out. You’re unlikely to miss him."

The scale of Big Stig next to a human. Picture: @emzles
The scale of Big Stig next to a human. Picture: @emzles

The stunt is part of PR for a new global channel called BBC Brit, which launches in Poland on Sunday.

But a lucky few were able to see it make its progress through the county.

Big Stig as it enters the county. Picture: @emzles
Big Stig as it enters the county. Picture: @emzles

A BBC PR executive, who appears to be tracking the journey and lives in Kent, tweeted that it was "a tight squeeze through the Dartford Tunnel".

The cargo later made its way through to the Clacket Lane Services before leaving the county.

Did you see Big Stig in Kent? Send us your pictures to news@thekmgroup.co.uk


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