Chris Hemsworth to read CBeebies Bedtime Story

Chris Hemsworth has signed up for CBeebies' 'Bedtime Stories’.

The ‘Thor: Love and Thunder'’ actor will read Salina Yoon's ‘Stormy Night’ as he becomes the latest celebrity to appear on the children’s bedtime show, which airs every weekday at 6.50pm.

The Hollywood star is set to read his first story this Friday (8.07.22) and will be telling the tale of a little bear who is frightened of the rain and thunder.

The father-of-three - who shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky – "loves nothing more" than reading to his own kids and is honoured to appear on the show.

He 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.”

Hemsworth will be joining a long list of Hollywood stars who have appeared on the programme, including Tom Hiddleston, Harry Styles, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy and David Schwimmer.

‘The Office’ and ‘Minions’ star Steve Carell was the latest to narrate Miguel Ordonez ‘The Eyebrows of Doom’ last week (1.07.22).

Carell 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.”

Meanwhile, the dad-of-two – who has 21-year-old daughter Elisabeth Anne and 18-year-old son Johnny with his wife Nancy Carell – answered some fan questions on social media before his appearance.

One viewer revealed a "sweet" misunderstanding with their daughter who thought they were looking for Duggee and the Squirrels in a forest, instead of trying to spot actual squirrels, and so they ended up on a 30-minute hunt for CBBC characters.

Steve replied: "That’s very sweet. That’s a moment you’re going to treasure with your kids... And it might all feel insane, it might all feel like you’re losing your mind slightly, but you will reflect back on these memories and these moments with such joy.

"I know you are already – but I still think about these moments of connection with my children."