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Coldplay to star in The Simpsons

By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

Chris Martin
Coldplay's Chris Martin will perform an intimate gig for Bart and Homer Simpson

Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay will make a cameo in the 21st series of the comedy hit The Simpsons.

Coldplay will perform a show for Bart and Homer Simpson, after Homer wins the lottery and hires the band.

Chris Martin will voice his own character for the role.

Executive producer AJ Jean confirmed the news whilst speaking to entertainment website EW.com.

"When Bart goes to the bathroom, Coldplay has to stop," he says.

Chris Martin
How Chris Martin might look when he appears in The Simpsons

Previous musical artists who've featured in the American cartoon series include The White Stripes, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith.

Coldplay will also follow in the footsteps of U2, Sting, Ramones and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Ricky Gervais, Sir Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Elton John and The Moody Blues have also made appearances.

Other celebrities which will reportedly feature in the upcoming season of The Simpsons include comedy actor Seth Rogen and actress Neve Campbell.

The 21st series will be shown in the US on Fox from 27 September.



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