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Lewis Hamilton to star in next Call of Duty game

Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is set to appear in the latest installment of the popular Call of Duty video game franchise.

Hamilton will appear as a character in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which is released on November 4, having filmed six scenes of the game. Footage from French TV station M6 showed an interview with the world champion, where he filmed extreme facial expressions and recorded voice clips in a Los Angeles studio.

M6's footage shows Hamilton walking around a green screen studio, saying: "Captain, news reports coming on about the gateway if you want to join us" and "I'm right behind you". The world champion follows the likes of actors Jason Statham, Kevin Spacey and rapper Ice Cube, who are among the big names to have previously appeared in CoD games.

"I remember growing up with Super Mario, where the graphics were outdated at the time, but that's how it was back in the day," he told M6. "It's crazy to see how far it has come - it's insane.

"I loved it, it was an incredible experience. I'm incredibly honoured to be part of this game -- I grew up playing it."

The CoD: Infinite Warfare trailer, released earlier this week, also stars Kit Harrington -- famous for playing the Jon Snow character in the hit series Game of Thrones. UFC star Conor McGregor is also starring in the game.