David Beckham is ranking as the favourite celebrity to be the ‘superstar guest’ in the new Simpsons movie, according to Paddy Power bookies.

The film, based on America’s favourite dysfunctional family, will be hitting the silver screen on July 27 and the show’s creator, Matt Groening, has revealed that there will be a ‘top secret’ guest appearance.

With the likes of Johnny Cash, U2, Tony Blair and Mel Gibson among a galaxy of other celebs who have already guest-starred on the TV show, expectation is sky high as to the identity of the movie’s mystery superstar guest.

Paddy Power is offering odds of 6/1 that Becks will be the A-lister in question, closely followed by his wife, Victoria Beckham at 7/1, and Justin Timberlake at 8/1.

The bookies said: “Everyone loves The Simpsons and this has to be one of the most eagerly awaited movies of all time.”

The other warmly supported possibles are:

10/1 – Tom Cruise


10/1 – Paris Hilton


10/1 – Angelina Jolie


10/1 – P Diddy


10/1 – George W Bush


12/1 – Brad Pitt


14/1 – Lindsay Lohan