Simon Pegg has revealed he agreed to his upcoming role on Phineas And Ferb for his daughter.
The Star Trek actor will lend his voice to two roles on the hit Disney XD show after tweeting a line from the programme, which stars Thomas Sangster and Ashley Tisdale.
“Recently, I tweeted a line from one of the songs featured in Phineas And Ferb – and a couple of weeks later I was asked to come and record some voice parts for the series, one for a character called Paul the delivery guy and the other for his father. I couldn’t say yes quick enough,” he said.
“I’m a massive fan. My daughter and I fell in love with it immediately and we watch episode after episode as part of our morning routine. I can rewind sections up to 16 times just to watch her laugh and laugh. It is truly joyous.”
The 42-year-old – who has been filming the final instalment in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End – revealed he can’t wait for his three-year-old daughter Matilda to see the episode, titled Delivery Of Destiny, which will air in spring 2013.
“Recording the characters has been a blast. I can’t wait to see my daughter’s reaction to watching her dad in our favourite show,” he said.
Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh, one of the co-creators and writers of the show, tweeted: “@simonpegg is doin some voice work on #phineasandferb!! Toooo cool!”
Simon is the latest celebrity to cameo on the show, following David Beckham, David Mitchell, Jonathan Ross, Lenny Henry, Jamie Oliver, Damian Lewis and Gary Lineker.