Richard Hammond fulfils Beano dream

Richard Hammond fulfils Beano dream

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is to appear in this week's edition of The Beano.

He teams up with Dennis the Menace and the rest of the gang as they attempt to uncover the true identity of The Stig - the mystery test driver from the BBC motoring show.

Hammond, who is also guest editor of the Grand Prix-themed issue, described his appearance in the famous comic as the fulfilment of a childhood dream.

"I was a fan of The Beano as a kid - of course I was. I still am," he said.

"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.

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

The Great Beanotown Grand Prix issue pokes fun at the fact that dads love the two other Top Gear presenters - Jeremy Clarkson and James May - and mums love Hammond.

In the storyline, Dennis's strip sees his mum fall for the latter's charms.

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