The Stig was revealed tonight night to be.....

The Stig, the mystery driver who tests high-performance cars on Top Gear, has been "revealed" as Michael Schumacher.

The seven-times Formula 1 champion dressed as the show's famous driver and removed his helmet during an interview with presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

But it is unclear whether he really is the Stig or whether it was all a stunt.

Clarkson jokingly pretended not to recognise the German driver and asked him his name, before shouting to the audience: "It's Michael Schumacher!"

The presenter had revealed in his column in the Sun that Stig's identity would be a "staggering surprise" to viewers.