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Night night! Tom Hardy is reading bedtime stories on the BBC

Kate Lloyd

Not many people know this, but it's actually illegal and morally wrong not to have a crush Tom Hardy.

For that reason, whether you have kids or not, its compulsory for you to tune into CBeebies during the week beginning April 27. The actor will be reading a Bedtime Story at 6.50pm on the channel every night of the week.

First up is Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo. Sometimes, on a day like this, I feel strong and happy, he says in the preview of the episode. But on other days, I just need somebody to give me a hug. Tonight’s bedtime story is all about a little cactus called Felipe, who just wants a hug too.  It’ll be followed by There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart, Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton and more tales later in the week. 

Cute, eh? And he's doing it all from his garden, with Blue the french bulldog by his side. 

This isn’t Hardy’s first CBBC storytelling rodeo. He first took the helm of ‘Bedtime Stories’ back in 2016. ‘He really wanted to be in something his children could watch, enjoy and remember, producer Claire Taylor said at the time. Goodnight Mr Tom!

Did you know David Walliams has released loads kids' of audiobooks for free

And here’s our pick of things you can stream to keep kids entertained.

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