‘Chris Hemsworth is the latest famous face to star on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories

Chris Hemsworth has been announced as the latest famous face to read a children’s book on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories.

The Australian actor, 38, will read Salina Yoon’s Stormy Night on Friday on the children’s bedtime show, which airs every weekday at 6.50pm.

He is following in the footsteps of other famous faces who have appeared on the programme, including Harry Styles, Elton John and James McAvoy.

Narrator: Chris Hemsworth has been announced as the latest famous face to read a children’s book on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories

Chris will channel his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder, as he will tell a sweet story about a 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 – said he ‘loves nothing more’ than reading to his own kids and is honored 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.’

Family: The father-of-three - who shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky ¿ said he 'loves nothing more' than reading to his own kids

Family: The father-of-three – who shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky – said he ‘loves nothing more’ than reading to his own kids

The Office star Steve Carell was the latest star to appear on the children’s show as he narrated Miguel Ordonez’s The Eyebrows of Doom last week.

Speaking about appearing on the show, he 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.’

The father-of-two – who shares daughter Elisabeth Anne, 21, and son Johnny, 18, 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 a thing or two about thunder': Chris will channel his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder, as he will tell a sweet story about a bear who is frightened of the rain and thunder

‘I know a thing or two about thunder’: Chris will channel his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder, as he will tell a sweet story about a bear who is frightened of the rain and thunder

Famous faces: The Office star Steve Carell was the latest star to appear on the children's show as he narrated Miguel Ordonez's The Eyebrows of Doom last week

Famous faces: The Office star Steve Carell was the latest star to appear on the children’s show as he narrated Miguel Ordonez’s The Eyebrows of Doom last week

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

A long list of Hollywood stars have appeared on the CBeebies’ programme, including Tom Hiddleston, Harry Styles, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy and David Schwimmer.

Hit singer Elton John also appeared on the popular children’s TV show reading school viewers the story of The Dog Detectives: Lost In London.

Sir Elton told the story of The Dog Detectives who are cycling through the busy streets of London when they are called up to solve a new case.

Actor Tom Hardy caused ‘ovaries’ to explode all over the nation following his appearance on CBeebies for the Mother’s Day edition in 2017.

Appearance: Harry Styles also recently featured on the show, appearing to read the bedtime story in his pyjamas

Appearance: Harry Styles also recently featured on the show, appearing to read the bedtime story in his pyjamas

Iconic: Hit singer Sir Elton John also appeared on the popular children's TV show reading school viewers the story of The Dog Detectives: Lost In London (pictured in 2017)

Iconic: Hit singer Sir Elton John also appeared on the popular children’s TV show reading school viewers the story of The Dog Detectives: Lost In London (pictured in 2017)

Tom, 44, has appeared twice on the children’s series, as he paid tribute to his late dog Woody who passed away.

The star read the story of Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day on August 26th.

The heart-warming story follows a friendship between a young boy and a scruffy dog, who needs a home, while the boy wants a pet pooch.

After both their longing, the two come across one another with drama and fun ensuing before Fleabag eventually finds the home he has been craving for.

More recent story readers include the Duchess of Cambridge, who narrated the modern children’s classic, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, by Jill Tomlinson, to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

Stars: An illustrious list of celebrities have taken part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy who read Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day (pictured in 2021)

Stars: An illustrious list of celebrities have taken part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy who read Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day (pictured in 2021)

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