British stars Jane Leeves and Eric Idle have become the latest names to sign up for cameos in The Simpsons.

Frasier actress Jane will play the long-lost English love of HOMER's aging father ABE in an episode set in London as the wacky family take a holiday in the British capital.

Harry Potter author Jk Rowling and actor SIR Ian McKellen are also set to appear in the hit series, but producers have yet to receive a reply from premier Tony Blair.