Our Absolute Radio Hometime host Geoff Lloyd’s boyhood dreams were realised this week when, to his shock, he discovered himself in the latest edition of iconic children’s comic – The Beano. The publication date on the front of the comic is April 20th – Geoff’s 40th Birthday!
The discovery came as a complete surprise to Geoff who had the editor of The Beano, Michael Stirling on his Hometime show as a guest last year. Lloyd thought his co-host Annabel Port and producer Gareth Evans were behind the surprise but they were none-the wiser.
Geoff noticed a tweet from a listener saying that someone in The Beano looked like him. He proceeded to buy himself a copy and, to his delight, found a cartoon version of himself interviewing Dennis the Menace’s Dad before being promptly water-bombed by Dennis.
I’m in The Beano! THE ACTUAL BEANO! My Nan used to buy the comic for me every week as a boy, so I am beyond giddy. You can’t imagine how excited I was to see myself being water-bombed by Dennis the Menace.
Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show is on Absolute Radio every weekday from 5pm – 8pm
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