Paul McCartney successfully pitches to be on 'Glee' soundtrack

Plus Susan Boyle will appear in Christmas special

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Paul McCartney's music is set to feature in the forthcoming series of Glee after the former Beatle wrote to the show's creator to ask to be included.

Ryan Murphy, who created the high school-based musical TV show, said that the legendary singer wrote by hand to him to ask if he would consider using his music.

"I received some fantastic mixed tapes from Paul McCartney a couple of weeks ago," he told BBC News. "It came out of the blue in a package, handwritten, and it had two CDs and it said 'Hi Ryan, I hope you will consider some of these songs for Glee'."

He added: "I had heard that he is a fan of the show. I was gobsmacked... so of course we are going to do something with him."

Susan Boyle is expected to feature in a forthcoming Christmas special of the show, possibly playing a lunch lady character.

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