David Bowie joins ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

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The singer is set to appear in cartoon

David Bowie has landed a part in cult cartoon series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’.

The singer is to play the voice of a character called Lord Royal Highness in an episode to be screened next year.

“It’s happened. At last. I’ve hit the Holy Grail of animation gigs. Yesterday I got to be a character on….tan-tara…SpongeBob SquarePants. Oh Yeah!! We, the family, are thrilled. Nothing else need happen this year, well, this week anyway,” Bowie wrote on his website.

The cult series has picked up a huge celebrity following, with Liam Gallagher and Justin Timberlake all claiming to be fans of the show, while the Flaming Lips contributed a new song about the character to the soundtrack of last year’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ film.

The cartoon appearence is not Bowie‘s only up coming role, with the singer also due to appear alongside Michael Caine in the forthcoming Christopher Nolan film ‘The Prestige’.

He will play inventor and electrical wizard, Nikola Tesla.

Bowie‘s acting credits range from 1976’s ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ to 1983’s ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’, 1996’s ‘Basquiat’ and, most recently, 2000’s ‘Mr Rice’s Secret’.