Actor Tom Hiddleston and presenter Cat Deeley among the next celebrities to read a Cbeebies Bedtime Story

by Lauren Abbott

Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is among the latest group of celebrities to settle down on the sofa and read a Cbeebies Bedtime Story.

The British actor, alongside television presenter Cat Deeley, are the next big names about to be added to a long list of celebrities to have read a bedtime book on the BBC children's television channel.

Cat Deeley will read the Cbeebies Bedtime Story on Father's Day
Cat Deeley will read the Cbeebies Bedtime Story on Father's Day

So far this year Bridgerton Duke Regé-Jean Page, actors Tom Hardy and Chris O'Dowd, singer Rag‘n’Bone Man and Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse have also all settled down in the studio to read a popular children's tale – with Tom Hardy's appearances said to be the most watched stories on the channel.

Host Cat Deeley will read the Cbeebies Bedtime Story this Sunday – Father's Day – which is called Love Makes A Family, by Sophie Beer, about the love shared by family members.

Meanwhile Tom Hiddleston will make his CBeebies debut on Friday, June 25 when he reads the fun-filled adventure ‘Supertato’, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, about a superhero potato and a supervillain pea.

Snuggle down for a CBeebies Bedtime Story with Tom Hiddleston
Snuggle down for a CBeebies Bedtime Story with Tom Hiddleston

Tom, who played Loki in The Avengers films and in the Disney Plus series that premiered last week, will open the story by saying: “Tonight’s bedtime story is all about a supervillain. This guy is really naughty, very cheeky… and bright green. But never fear, because where there’s trouble, a superhero is sure to follow.”

CBeebies Bedtime Stories are shown at 6.50pm on the CBeebies channel and are also available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

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