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Homer and Marge split - or do they?


The Simpson family (2000 Fox TV for Sky One/PA)

The Simpson family (2000 Fox TV for Sky One/PA)

The Simpson family (2000 Fox TV for Sky One/PA)

One of the most famous marriages in showbusiness - Homer and Marge Simpson's - is under scrutiny.

The Simpsons' executive producer sparked divorce speculation after saying that the cartoon couple would legally separate after 26 years of marriage.

Al Jean told Variety: "In the premiere (of the next series), it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage.

"Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who's voiced by (Girls creator and actress) Lena Dunham."

But now it appears that it might not be the end of the marriage after all.

The Simpsons tweeted an image of Bart Simpson in a school classroom, writing repeatedly on a blackboard: "Homer and Marge are not breaking up."

The tweet read: "RT (retweet) and stop the rumours!"

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The speculation comes after it emerged that w hen the show returns to TV screens, the annual Halloween episode will see Sideshow Bob killing Bart, but only for the episode.

Kelsey Grammer will return to voice Sideshow Bob.

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