Tom Hardy proves popular with Mother's Day CBeebies viewers

Telegraph Reporters
Tom Hardy made an appearance on CBeebies - PA

Tom Hardy gave women across the nation a Mother's Day treat when he read the Bedtime Story on children's TV channel CBeebies once again.

The heartthrob actor was a big hit when he read the night-time story to pre-schoolers on New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day with plenty of mothers confessing they tuned in after their children were in bed.

Hardy, 39, made a similar splash when he returned on Sunday night to read There's A Bear On My Chair, by Ross Collins.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "Couldn't tell you what tonight's #cbeebiesbedtimestory was about.... #TomHardy is so fricking dreamy,"

Another said: "The kids are asleep. I have @CBeebiesHQ #BedTimeStory on. I'm not even sorry."

"Happy #MothersDay to me and although my baby is 22 I don't feel any shame in settling down to watch," said another.

One fan tweeted after watching Hardy read the story about an angry mouse trying to move a bear from his chair: "Have just self-combusted...!!"

"Tom Hardy and his bedtime story, I need to take a moment after hearing it," gushed another.

The Taboo star followed in the footsteps of other big names such as David Hasselhoff, Damian Lewis, Sir Derek Jacobi and James McAvoy in signing up for the CBeebies slot, which sees celebrities reading soothing stories as children are tucked in to bed.

On December 31 he snuggled on the sofa with his rescue dog, Woodstock, and told the story of a boy going to a party from the book You Must Bring A Hat, by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley.

He read Tom McLaughlin's The Cloudspotter on Valentine's Day.

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