Tag-Filename: Strip leading "The "

I use the following Tag-Filename for renaming my files:

%artist%%album%$num(%track%,2) - %title%

Is there a way to strip the leading "The " from %artist% if it exists?

You can expand the %artist% to
$replace(%artist%,The ,)

Thank you!

I was expecting to need some complicated RegExp that I wouldn't understand.

You can also use
$regexp(%artist%,ยด^The ,)