Dennis The Menace teams up with YouTuber Joe Sugg to mark 70th anniversary in special Beano edition

YouTuber and Strictly Come Dancing star Joe Sugg befriends Dennis The Menace in the special edition of The Beano. Credit: The Beano/PA

YouTuber Joe Sugg, Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood all feature in a special edition of The Beano to mark seven decades since Dennis The Menace first appeared in the comic.

The strip, called Birthday Prank-Ageddon, sees Joe team up with Dennis for a prank on Beanotown and refers to his stint on Strictly and pokes fun at his fainting spell in the Bake Off tent.

YouTuber Joe Sugg features in the special edition of The Beano. Credit: Twitter/Beano

The special issue also includes a bespoke illustration from long-time Dennis artist Nigel Parkinson showing changes to the character’s appearance since he made his debut on March 17, 1951.

Dennis through the ages Credit: handout

Mike Stirling, editorial director of Beano Studios said: “We’re celebrating 70 years of Britain’s favourite 10-year-old! For 70 years, the Menace family has been spreading laughs and unique Beano cheer across multiple generations of children and adults alike.

“It’s fantastic to see the impact today’s Dennis has on kids, just like his dad and grandad did before him for readers in the fifties-eighties.

Dennis The Menace looked slightly different and less colourful when he first appeared in The Beano in 1951. Credit: Twitter/The Beano

“We believe that everyone has a little bit of the Dennis spirit within them, so this March 17, on his birthday, we’re encouraging everyone to be more Dennis for one day to see how many laughs and smiles you can spread.”