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Last Updated: Wednesday July 29 2009 12:43 GMT

Coldplay to star in the Simpsons

Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin

Top British band Coldplay are to appear in an episode of the Simpsons, their spokesman has confirmed.

It's been reported that the band, fronted by Chris Martin, are hired by Homer to play a private concert for him and Bart after he wins the lottery.

"When Bart goes to the bathroom, Coldplay has to stop," the show's executive producer Al Jean told US website Entertainment Weekly.

The show's seen loads of celeb stars, including JK Rowling and Tony Blair.

Other big names to appear as yellow versions of themselves include bands like Greenday and Fallout Boy, and cyclist Lance Armstrong.

The Simpsons has been going for nearly 20 years and is on its 21st season.