He casts his vote for the Republican candidate because he believes he invented 'Obamacare'

Homer Simpson is set to vote for Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a forthcoming episode of The Simpsons.

The episode, which airs in the US on September 30 to kick off the brand new season of the long-running satirical cartoon, sees him making the decision as he reasons that Romney “did invent Obamacare”, says the Hollywood Reporter. Click below to watch the clip.

Whilst weighing up whether he should vote for incumbent president, Democrat candidate Barack Obama, Homer says: “I don’t know. I already have one wife telling me to eat healthy, plus he promised me death panels and grandpa’s still alive.”

Last month it was revealed that Tom Waits will be making a cameo appearance in the new series of The Simpsons. The singer will play himself in an episode about the survivalism movement whereby people make active preparations for potential global disasters. During the episode, Waits introduces Homer to a group of committed “preppers”.

Executive producer Al Jean said that Waits does not sing in the episode, but said that fans will recognise his distinctive voice “in a second”. The episode will air in December as part of the show’s 24th season.

Justin Bieber will also cameo during the new season of The Simpsons. Other confirmed guest stars for season 24 include Sherlock actor Beneditch Cumberbatch, Steve Carell from The Office, and Portlandia‘s Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen.