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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40-year-old professional skateboarder Karl Watson has been skating since the early 90’s and has made a living skating for numerous high profile skating brand around the world. Now a father to four children, Watson wants to pass on his passion to the next generation and inspire kids to take up the sport.
The Day She Saved the Doctor
When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the new Doctor, and the first ever female incarnation of the character, half the world lost its mind. But what has become clearer in the last couple of years is that we need better female role models in both literature and the screen.
So the news that Penguin Random House is to publish the first ever all female authored collection of Doctor Who short stories reached us earlier today, we were thrilled to bring you the news!
The story of The Highway Rat follows the titular character as he goes about his day of thievery and naughtiness. He steals food from his neighbours and even his own horse’s hay!
Inspired by Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman, the bouncing rhyme typical of Donaldson, carries the story along to a sweet and funny conclusion.
Originally written by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is a heartwarming tale of a young boy born with a facial deformity, and his trepidatious journey through starting school. Giggles, stares, and whispers are just the beginning of what August (Auggie) has to contend with.
Prepare to be moved by the sweet and heart-wrenching tale of acceptance and inner beauty, friendship and unconditional love.
Check out the trailer below for a sneaky peek.