Tom Hardy returning to CBeebies on Valentines Day for bedtime story

He''ll be tackling The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin

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For many, 2016 to be a terrible year: numerous celebrity deaths, the Brexit vote and Trump’s victory.

However, on New Year’s Eve, there was one last shining moment that brought joy to thousands around the world: Tom Hardy appearing on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

Despite playing villainous characters such as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, both Kray twins in Legend, and John Fitzgerald in The Revenant, Hardy proved a hit with children and mothers alike.

Unsurprisingly, the actor is coming back to the children’s BBC channel once more, this time reading The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin alongside his dog, Woody. Appropriately, the episode will air on Valentines Day. 

Tom Hardy reads bedtime story on CBeebies, sends Twitter into meltdown

His last appearance on the show caused Twitter to meltdown, with social media users writing: “Not gonna lie, I’m nearly 30 and yet have just sat (with my parents) through and thoroughly enjoyed the CBeebies bedtime story with Tom Hardy.”

Another noted: “On behalf of all mums out there… can I thank CBeebies for the Tom Hardy story reading tonight.”

Having only appeared in Peaky Blinders and The Revenant in 2016 (released 2015 in the US, 216 in the UK), Hardy has had a relatively quiet year. However, already this year, the actor has appeared in Taboo - which he co-created with his father and Steven Knight - and will star in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

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