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Hammond fulfils Beano comic dream

Richard Hammond has fulfilled a childhood dream by appearing in The Beano.

The Top Gear presenter joins Dennis the Menace and the rest of the Beano gang as they attempt to uncover the identity of mystery test driver The Stig in this week's edition, out tomorrow (November 6).

Richard is also guest editor of the Grand Prix-themed issue of the popular comic.

"I was a fan of The Beano as a kid - of course I was. I still am. And when they asked me to be guest editor I couldn't think of a finer opportunity or one that would have meant more to me as a kid," he said.

"The results are, well, predictably chaotic. What do you expect? The team were simply amazing and I thank them for letting me join."

Beano editor-in-chief Mike Stirling said: "Working with Richard on this issue was brilliant. I know that he's a long-time fan and his knowledge and passion for The Beano is reflected in this week's issue.

"In The Great Beanotown Grand Prix issue we wanted to poke fun at the fact that dads love Clarkson and May and mums love Richard and he was totally on board. Dennis's strip sees his mum fall for Richard's charms.

"Plus, we have readers hanging on to the end of the comic to see if Richard really can uncover The Stig's identity."

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