A preschool channel story reading show might not seem like the most A-list of events, but over the years, the CBeebies Bedtime Story has drawn in some of the most well-known stars around as guests.
Of course, the beauty is that most of their young audience won't have a clue who's reading the story - they just see a different presenter to usual introducing themselves by first name only, although their excited parents may have suggested tuning in.
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The Bedtime Story has become something of a celebrity institution in recent years, with everyone from rock stars to royals signing up to read.
How are Bedtime Story readers chosen?
Ever wondered how the show's makers settle on which celebrity story readers to choose?
Executive Producer for CBeebies Bedtime Story John Harkins explained to Yahoo UK that a lot of thought goes into it.
He said: “We strive for a diverse range of people to read. The readers, stories and pictures are chosen to inspire, educate and entertain our young viewers, but we do have lots of feedback from parents who say that they really enjoy watching with their children so there’s a co-viewing experience to consider.
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"And of course there’s a wow factor for the grown ups when they see a famous actor, sports or music star. The stories are chosen with the reader in mind, and to spark a conversation about who that reader is and what they’re famous for."
Harkins continued: “Reflecting the lives of our audience is really important to us through those stories. We’re always on the look out for different voices, readers, stories, illustrations or themes.
"The one thing that makes it stand out in that very busy world of children’s media is everybody loves a story, CBeebies Bedtime Stories does something really special every night of the week, every day of the year.”
Who has read a CBeebies Bedtime Story?
The Paralympic cyclist has become the first person to read the Bedtime Story in braille, with audio described illustrations.
She has recorded two stories, with the first, The Secret Code by Dana Meachen Rau and illustrated by Bari Weissman, due to air on 13 October for World Sight Day.
Fachie, who is pregnant with her first child, said: “I am over the moon to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story for the first time in braille. I have always enjoyed reading and hope this will encourage everyone to want to read whether they use their eyes, their ears, their fingers or a secret code. Reading feeds the imagination and I will be reading to my little one from the minute they are born!”
The England captain and Tottenham Hotspurs striker makes his CBeebies debut on Monday, 10 October, 2022 with a story for World Mental Health Day.
Dad-of-three Kane will read kids' favourite The Lion Inside, written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Jim Field, which he chose himself as he reads it to his own children to remind them how even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion.
Kane said: “One of my favourite things to do is sit down with my children before bedtime and read them a book. I enjoy this quality time with them.
“They especially love the book The Lion Inside so they will be extremely excited to hear this.”
Thor star Hemsworth makes his Bedtime Stories debut on 8 July, 2022 with Stormy Night by Salina Yoon.
Dad-of-three Hemsworth said: “I love nothing more than reading bedtime stories to my children and it was a joy to get to read Stormy Night, a story about a little bear who is scared of storms. Even though I know a thing or two about thunder and lightning, I always feel better when the storm passes.”
The CBeebies Twitter account hinted that they'd received a fair number of requests for Hemsworth as they announced his appearance by writing: "You asked. We delivered."
The former One Direction star is fresh out of headlining Coachella solo, has drawn comparisons to Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and is releasing two films in 2022.
But despite his superstar status, he still has time to settle down with a story, appearing on 23 May, 2022.
Hollywood star and comedy actor Steve Carell brings his sense of humour to the Bedtime Story on 1 July, 2022 as he reads The Eyebrows of Doom by Steve Smallman.
The 59-year-old Anchorman and The Office star said: "I loved reading to my kids when they were younger so it was a great pleasure to read a Bedtime Story for CBeebies, about a pair of mischievous eyebrows causing havoc – something I’m sure we can all relate to."
EastEnders star and Strictly Come Dancing winner Ayling-Ellis is building up a varied fanbase thanks to her primetime appearances.
Younger viewers were treated to the first ever signed version of the Bedtime Story when she appeared for Deaf Awareness Week in 2022.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Early in 2022, CBeebies surpassed the star factor by signing a royal to read a story.
Kate settled in for a bedtime read to mark Children's Mental Health Week.
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The Elbow frontman has read a few Bedtime Stories, but when he was asked to read from Glastonbury in 2022 he said it was extra special as it was the first time he had read since becoming a father.
Garvey, whose episode airs on 28 June, 2022 when he will read A Little Bit Brave by Nicola Kinnear, said: "The first time I did a CBeebies bedtime story it was for the rest of the band's kids, I didn’t have any of my own. Now I’ve got one and they’ve got more.
"The book I’ve chosen is a favourite bought for me by my best friend Pete Jobson who also has a couple of munchkins. So this is a lovely way to do something for all of them and to be doing it at the best party in the world is a super bonus."
Arlo Parks and Phoebe Bridgers also read stories from Glastonbury 2022.
The Foo Fighters frontman read Octopus's Garden by The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who based his book on his band's song lyrics.
Grohl, 52, said: “As a proud father-of-three, I’ve always enjoyed reading stories to my children. It was a pleasure to read these stories for CBeebies.”
The Bridgerton star might not have been so familiar to younger viewers, but he rocketed to fame thanks to his role in the steamy Netflix period drama - making him the perfect choice to read on Mother's Day 2021.
A perennial favourite with the Bedtime Story viewers (and their parents) is actor Tom Hardy, who has appeared a number of times.
He was joined in a Christmas appearance by his dog Blue, a bittersweet moment as he had previously read with his late dog Woody at his side before losing his beloved pet in 2017.
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Sir Elton John
Hollywood actor and Avengers star may have been one of the more recognisable stars for younger viewers to read their Bedtime Story.
Evans paid CBeebies a visit in 2017 to read Even Superheroes Have Bad Days.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Children's author Rosen is an obvious choice to be a hit for the Bedtime Story, having penned classics such as We're Going On A Bear Hunt and Sad Book.
Anyone who has watched him read Chocolate Cake will know what a skilled story reader he is, too.
The Avengers star made time in his busy Hollywood schedule to read Supertato by Sue Hendra in 2021.
He said: “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.”
Simon Le Bon
The Bedtime Story airs at 6.50pm from Monday to Friday on CBeebies.
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