THR has just reported that pop superstar Justin Bieber will be playing himself in an upcoming episode of Fox’s long running hit animated sitcom The Simpsons. The episode in question is entitled “The Fabulous Faker Boy”, and is slated for the 24th season of the series. The Fabulous Faker Boy has the Biebs vying for a spot in a talent show, in direct competition with Bart, who has joined the contest as a piano player.
Other guest stars confirmed for the new season include Zooey Deschanel, who will play Bart’s long lost love, Steve Carrell as an accountant for the mob, and Patton Oswalt as the next door neighbor’s new son.
Bieber’s guesting was originally confirmed by the artist himself, through a Tweet: “Just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy”. The tweet has since been deleted, we’re assuming they’re trying to keep things under wraps.
The Simpsons’ 24th season will launch on Semptember 30.