Orlando Bloom announced as next CBeebies Bedtime Story readerÂ

Orlando Bloom has become the latest star to read a bedtime story on the BBC to help children '˜light up'.

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 12:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th October 2018, 1:35 pm
Orlando Bloom to read bedtime story on CBeebies. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The Hollywood star of Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean will appear on CBeebies with a Bedtime Story.

He follows famous names such as Tom Hardy, Sir Elton John and Dolly Parton in reading a children's tale on the BBC.

Bloom, 41, will be reading from We Are Together, written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, on November 9.

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Orlando Bloom to read bedtime story on CBeebies. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

He said: '˜Through my travels as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, I've met children in countries all over the world, and witnessed first-hand how storytelling between adults and young children helps cement their bond.

'˜Children light up when being taken on imaginary adventures through storytelling, and it helps their creativity grow. It was great to be a part of CBeebies Bedtime Stories.' 

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The bedtime reading to be aired on November 9 is the first of two stories recorded with the actor.

Ewan McGregor, actor Chris Evans, George Ezra, Suranne Jones, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Eddie Redmayne have all taken part in a CBeebies Bedtime Story.

The programme airs daily at 6.50pm.