After the acrimonious and very public departure of Ben Collins from his job as The Stig on Top Gear, we have all been left wondering what Clarkson and the boys will do to replace him.

But the idea of using an anonymous and 'tame' racing driver has certainly not been killed off – pro skateboarder and video-game mogul Tony Hawk popped a photo of him and a mysterious white-suited man onto his Twitter yesterday.

Sadly Hawk is not divulging a spoiler for the next series of the UK show – that is not due until later this year – this is for the US version that is firing up for its first series as we speak. The format is clearly the same though – a white suited man takes celebrities around the track to teach them the basics before letting them lose in an affordable car.