And he'll be played by Benedict Cumberbatch...

The Simpsons will pastiche Morrissey on an upcoming show.

Writer Tim Long works on the long-running American animated comedy, and confirmed the news on social media.

The episode is seemingly titled Panic On The Streets Of Springfield - see what they did there? - and finds Lisa falling under the influence of an ageing British musician who was big in the 80s.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the singer, who bears more than a passing resemblance to The Smiths frontman Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

No word yet if it'll cover some of Morrissey's increasingly worrying views...

Curiously, music in the episode will be penned by Flight Of The Concords star Bret McKenzie - find out more HERE.

There's an admittedly neat poster mock up doing the rounds - check it out below.

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