While the BBC’s children’s channel CBeebies has enjoyed many celebrity readers in its Book at Bedtime slot, none have had quite the impact as Tom Hardy. The Taboo actor read the New Year’s story for the channel, then they brought him back for Valentine’s Day, and now it’s been announced that Tom Hardy will be back for a Mother’s Day bedtime story!
Hardy sent mother’s hearts a soaring as the kids enjoyed the bedtime stories, making story time a happy time for all!
Mother’s Day in the UK is on Sunday March 26th and you’ll need to tune in for the bedtime story at 6:50pm, or catch it on iPlayer after the event. We’ll try and share a copy here, and if you did miss the furore over the first two appearances, check out these videos.
Here’s Tom Hardy’s first CBeebies appearance, along with his dog who is nearly as popular as he is.
Then the teaser came for the Valentine’s Day episode and mothers up and down the country swooned. I’m all tucked up and ready for you, Tom!
We can’t wait for Mother’s Day!
And of course if you are watching for the books (what else?!) then on March 26th rumour is that Tom and his dog, Woody will be reading There’s a Bear on My Chair, by Ross Collins. A Children’s mystery book that is about to get a great deal of Internet coverage!
We also here that two more appearances are planned!
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