Felicity Jones signs up for Cbeebies Bedtime Stories as she becomes the latest star to nurse children off to sleep… five months after welcoming her first child
Children across Britain will be nursed to sleep by another familiar voice on Friday when Felicity Jones becomes the latest star to feature on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories.
The actress will provide a bedtime reading of The Spaghetti Hunters by Morag Brood, giving parents the opportunity to take a well earned night off.
Brood’s picture book, which features a duck and a horse on an irreverent quest for spaghetti, encourages reading and home-cooking, while teaching children about where food actually comes from.
Coming soon: Children across Britain will be nursed to sleep by another familiar voice on Friday when Felicity Jones becomes the latest star to feature on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories
The appointment comes just five months after Felicity, 37, welcomed her first child with husband Charles Guard.
She joins an illustrious list of stars to take part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy’s popular reading of Simon Phillip’s You Must Bring A Hat in 2016.
The actor is currently the most featured star on Cbeebies Bedtime, having returned in 2017 for a reading of Helen Stephens’ Fleabag, and again in 2020 with Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo.
Famous footsteps: She joins an illustrious list of stars to take part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy
Getting involved: Former Friends star David Schwimmer (L) and singer Robbie Williams (R) have also been on hand to read a bedtime story
My turn: Orlando Bloom has also featured on the hugely popular children’s show in the past
He has also read Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston, There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart, Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton and The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks.
Hardy’s stories have been requested more than 1.07million times on iPlayer since his first reading, with swooning mothers partly responsible for the demand.
Actors David Tenant, Suranne Jones, Olym and Luke Evans, Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill, Hollywood star Chris Evans and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne are also among those to have taken part.
Let me tell you a story: Actor Luke Evans read I Love You Already by Jory John
Time travellers: Former Doctor Who David Tenant (L) and current Time Lord Jodie Whittaker (R) are among those to take part in the show
Here we go> Christopher Ecclestone, another former Doctor Who, took part in 2011
In 2019 former Take That star Robbie Williams – a father of two – enraptured children and parents alike with his reading of Jazz Dog by Marie Voigt.
His appearance followed an equally popular reading by actor Orlando Bloom, who signed up for a reading of We Are Together, by Britta Teckentrup in 2018.
Also in 2018 Sir Elton John, a parent to two boys with husband David Furnish, signed up for a reading The Dog Detectives: Lost in London by Fin and Zoa.
Bedtime Stories has also attracted a host of international stars, with Chris Evans and former Friends star David Schwimmer both signing up to take part.
Tell us a story: Britain’s Got Talent star Alesha Dixon featured on the show in 2019
A list: Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (L) and Hollywood star Chris Evans (R) have helped Cbeebies Bedtime Stories enjoy a surge in popularity
Iconic: Sir Elton John read The Dog Detectives: Lost in London by Fin and Zoa in 2018
He’s got The X Factor: Singer Olly Murs ensured he got in on the act by reading Richard Smythe’s Toad Has Talent