Good news parents - Tom Hardy is returning to CBeebies Bedtime Stories for Christmas! There will be new stories on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, read by Tom who will be accompanied by his French bulldog Blue.
On Christmas Eve the actor will narrate An Odd Dog Christmas* by Rob Biddulph, a tale following a dog searching for the perfect present before she discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
On Christmas Day he'll be reading The Christmas Pine* by Julia Donaldson and Victoria Sandøy. The picture book is based on the true story of the Christmas tree that stands in London’s Trafalgar Square, which is given each year by the Mayor of Oslo in Norway as a symbol of peace.
The actor is one of the most popular guest stars on CBeebies bedtime stories, so his return will be welcomed by many parents. He first read a story to children on the channel in 2016 and since then his stories have been requested more than one million times on BBC iPlayer.
He also came to parents' rescue during the first lockdown reading a new story each day for CBeebies viewers, reading a new story every day for a week. The stories were recorded from his garden, in line with social distancing guidelines, in an effort to keep children entertained while stuck at home.
The award-winning actor joins a huge list of big stars who have previously read CBeebies Bedtime Stories, including Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Dolly Parton, Chris Evans and Rege-Jean Page.
CBeebies Bedtime Stories is shown at 6.50pm daily, and is available on demand on iPlayer after broadcast.