David Walliams guest edits The Beano | For its 80th anniversary

David Walliams guest edits The Beano

For its 80th anniversary

David Walliams is to guest edit a special issue of Beano to mark the comic's 80th birthday.

The comedian will feature as himself, while he has also helped created a new character, Moe, loosely based on his son Alfred, for the special edition.

Walliams said he was ‘thrilled’ by the opportunity. He said: ‘I felt rather giddy sitting in the editor's chair helping to create storylines and introduce my new character to the comic's fanbase.’ 

Emma Scott, chief executive of Beano Studios, said Walliams is ‘brilliantly Beano - embodying the daft and rebellious nature which for 80 years has entertained kids and parents alike’.

In 2013, Harry Hill guest edited the comic for Red Nose Day.

Published: 20 Jul 2018

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