Hammond head-to-head with The Stig at Beanotown Grand Prix

05 November 2013 13:30TV presenter Richard Hammond will star in and guest edit this week’s The Beano. The special issue, on sale Wednesday 6th November, has a Grand Prix theme and follows the Top Gear star as he attempts to uncover the identity of The Stig with the help of The Beano gang. Readers will also see Richard getting involved in different elements of the Grand Prix. He helps Dennis create a ‘kartie’ to beat the dastardly Walter’s ‘Clarkson-May Speed Demon 50,000’, enlists the help of The Bash Street Kids in hunting down The Stig and commentates on The Great Beanotown Grand Prix. The 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’ 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.”The special issue also features lots of jokes and pranks from the gang including Minnie’s ‘Minx traps’ which create more than a few problems for the Grand Prix racers.Richard Hammond said, “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. The results are, well, predictably chaotic. What do you expect! The team were simply amazing and I thank them for letting me join.”The special Richard Hammond guest edit issue is on sale from Wednesday 6th November. Check out www.beano.com for a sneak preview of the issue.