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  Tony Blair to star in Simpsons
Updated 12 April 2003, 10.51

David Beckham may not have been famous enough for the Simpsons, but Tony Blair certainly is!

The British Prime Minister has taken time out from dealing with the Iraq war to record a spot in the same episode of the cartoon that JK Rowling is in, the Regina Monologues.

That's the one which will be set in Britain.

Tourist tips


The PM recorded three lines of dialogue for the show on Friday while at Downing Street.

Mr Blair will give tourism tips to Homer and the rest of his yellow family when they are in the country for a visit.

"The Prime Minister takes every opportunity he can to promote Britain," a Downing Street spokesman said.

Mr Blair is the first British leader to appear in the comedy, although former US presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy Carter have all featured.

Just recently, footy star David Beckham missed out on being in the show - producers thought he wasn't famous enough!

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