And make all our Christmas wishes come true!
The BBC announced today that tough guy actor Tom Hardy is to read the bedtime story on CBeebies this New Year’s Eve! Hardy is a dad of two and probably reads lots of bedtime stories but we best know him as the Kray Twins and Alfie from Peaky Blinders, playing tough violent criminals.
But he’s putting his tough act aside as he sits down in front of the country (and no doubt lots of mums watching with their kids) to read You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Phillip and Kate Hindley.
To add to his friendly appearance, he even brought his Labrador Woodstock along for the filming. The story is aimed at pre-school children and tells the tale of a little boy who is going to a party.
Tom follows a range of celebrities who have been involved in this series, including actor Damien Lewis and astronaut Tim Peake, and it’s promised that Tom will be back to read more stories in 2017.
This special New Year’s episode will be part of a selection of celebrity bedtime stories with readers including Justin Fletcher, Isla Fisher and Maureen Lipman. The CBeebies bedtime story is on the CBeebies channel every evening at 6:50pm.
(image via BBC)
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She was born on 29th of April 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the city she loved and lived in all her life until her death on March 13th 2017.
She will be missed by all who love her: from her beloved family to her amazing fans. Her award-winning books are part of her huge legacy, and her curious and creative spirit lives on in them, and in her children.
Her YouTube videos and TedTalk contributions were funny and inspiring, and the impact she had on the world and people around her will never be forgotten.
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