Coldplay to appear on  The Simpsons

Coldplay are to make an appearance in the next series of The Simpsons, due to be aired in September.

The Viva La Diva rockers will be recreated as yellow characters when Homer Simpson wins a million dollars and hires the band, who are a huge hit in America, to play a private gig for a treat for his family.

The show’s executive producer Al Jean explained that the gig is halted when Bart Simpson takes a long trip to the bathroom.

Coldplay follow a long list of bands and musicians who have lent their voices to the hit animated series. The Who, Johnny Cash, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Michael Jackson have all appeared as yellow guest stars on the show.