Bash Street School is Destroyed in The Beano’s 75th anniversary issue © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2013.

Ant and Dec destroy Bash Street!

Ant and Dec in The Beano’s 75th anniversary issue © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2013.
Ant and Dec in The Beano’s 75th anniversary issue © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2013.

Blimey! It’s bad news for Bash Street School in The Beano‘s 75th Anniversary issue – those cheeky chappies Ant and Dec have demolished it!

In the special edition, on sale today, Ant and Dec appear in both The Numskulls and The Bash Street Kids strips. A fight breaks out between Ant and Dec’s numskulls, sending the two into autopilot and on course to Bash Street School with some dramatic consequences.

Bash Street School is Destroyed in The Beano’s 75th anniversary issue © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2013.
Bash Street School is Destroyed in The Beano’s 75th anniversary issue © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2013.

The Beano Editor-in-Chief, Mike Stirling, said: “The Numskulls strip in this 75th anniversary issue is pure comic genius.  Ant and Dec’s most talked about attributes worked perfectly and, in The Bash Street Kids strip, Ant’s head knocks down Bash Street School.  The shock, the horror – this has never happened before!  Where will the kids go to school now?”

As we’ve reported previously, the 75th anniversary issue will also feature celebrities such as David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Hill, Bruce Forsyth, Holly Willoughby, Simon Cowell, One Direction (who appear in the Bananaman Strip), Jessie J and of course Andy Murray amongst others.

We have to wonder what Prince Charles will say – he and Camilla were only opening a new library in Beanotown a couple of weeks ago! It’s not as if they have anything else to talk about…

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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