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By staff writers
June 21, 2004

Archbishop to look seriously at Simpson's appearance

-21/6/04

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he would look "very seriously" at an invitation to appear on The Simpsons.

The Sunday Times reported the show's producers were poised to invite the head of the Church of England on to the animated show.

Rowan Williams has previously admitted he is a big fan.

"We'd look at it very seriously - it would be a very interesting thing to do," his spokesman told the BBC.

Dr Williams gave an interview to ITV1's My Favourite Hymns saying the programme was "on the side of the angels", the Sunday Times reported.

Dr Williams has previously publicly announced his support for the show, and its accident-prone star, Homer Simpson.

The Simpsons producer Al Jean reportedly said they had been flattered by Dr Williams' support and "we'd love to have him on the show".

The archbishop's spokesman told BBC News Online on Sunday that no invitation had yet been made, but Dr Williams "had said a lot of positive things about the show, and it has a lot of merit.

"It would be a very interesting proposal," he said.

The Simpsons has run for 15 years, and has often had stars voice their animated likenesses.

Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell recently appeared on the show.

Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a recent appearance and other household names include U2, the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonard Nimoy, Mel Gibson and Sting.

Archbishop to look seriously at Simpson's appearance

-21/6/04

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he would look "very seriously" at an invitation to appear on The Simpsons.

The Sunday Times reported the show's producers were poised to invite the head of the Church of England on to the animated show.

Rowan Williams has previously admitted he is a big fan.

"We'd look at it very seriously - it would be a very interesting thing to do," his spokesman told the BBC.

Dr Williams gave an interview to ITV1's My Favourite Hymns saying the programme was "on the side of the angels", the Sunday Times reported.

Dr Williams has previously publicly announced his support for the show, and its accident-prone star, Homer Simpson.

The Simpsons producer Al Jean reportedly said they had been flattered by Dr Williams' support and "we'd love to have him on the show".

The archbishop's spokesman told BBC News Online on Sunday that no invitation had yet been made, but Dr Williams "had said a lot of positive things about the show, and it has a lot of merit.

"It would be a very interesting proposal," he said.

The Simpsons has run for 15 years, and has often had stars voice their animated likenesses.

Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell recently appeared on the show.

Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a recent appearance and other household names include U2, the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonard Nimoy, Mel Gibson and Sting.

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