Tom Hardy returns to CBeebies' Bedtime Stories

CBeebies' most popular Bedtime Stories reader, Tom Hardy, is returning to screens with a selection of brand new stories to settle the nation's children down before they make their weary way to bed.

The actor first appeared on CBeebies back in 2016 and since then his Bedtime Stories have been requested an incredible one million times on BBC iPlayer.

The British film star returns with a series of books just as the nation continues its fight with the coronavirus pandemic and families face the challenges of national lockdown.

Hardy reminds the nation's youngest, in soothing tone: "Now it's not always possible to hug those that we love; but you must always remember that they are always with us in our heart".