One Direction to appear in The Beano for Comic Relief

One Direction are to join characters from The Beano after being drawn for a cartoon strip to raise money for Comic Relief.

The boy band are to appear in monthly spin-off magazine BeanoMAX, which goes on sale on Wednesday.

Other big names making appearances in the comic are Jessie J, Olly Murs and former Doctor Who, David Tennant.

In the story, the stars help Beano characters Dennis The Menace [note to Americans: not that one] and Minnie The Minx put on a charity show.

One Direction said: "We've grown up with the magazine so now to actually appear in it with Dennis and Gnasher themselves is incredible."

Mike Stirling, editor-in-chief of The Beano and BeanoMax, said: "It was brilliant fun imagining how Jessie, Olly, David and 1D would interact with our mischievous characters.

"I hope they enjoy the results as much our readers and their fans will."