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Eddie Redmayne appeara on CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Eddie Redmayne won praise after joining a growing list of celebrated stars to entertain children and adults alike with a Christmas Day appearance on much watched CBeebies show Bedtime Stories.

The Oscar winning star, best known for acclaimed appearances in The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, delighted fans with a reading of If I Had A Dinosaur.

Written in rhyme by Gabby Dawney and illustrated by Alex Barrow, the whimsical tale centres on a young girl who dreams about owning her own pet, but remains unsure about what animal to choose until her toy dinosaur inspires her.

 

Let me tell you a story: Eddie Redmayne joined a growing list of celebrated stars to entertain children and adults alike with a Christmas Day appearance on much watched CBeebies show Bedtime Stories 

Taking to Twitter following his appearance, one fan wrote: ‘Would genuinely pay good money to have Eddie Redmayne come and read me a bedtime story. He is the CUTEST.’ 

Another added: ‘Eddie Redmayne on @CBeebiesHQ Bedtime Stories tonight is about the best performance you’ll see on TV  this year. Give him the @BAFTA right now.’  

‘I had the most wonderful time reading the CBeebies Bedtime Stories,’ Redmayne told Radio Times.  

‘Books before bed were always such an essential part of my growing up and it’s so lovely to be able to continue the tradition. I hope you enjoy the stories and happy Christmas.’ 

The actor’s appearance preceded a Boxing Day reading by Emma Watson, who took to the Story Seat with Lost For Words by author-illustrator Natalie Russell. 

Entertaining: The Oscar winning star, best known for acclaimed appearances in The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, delighted fans with a reading of If I Had A Dinosaur

Entertaining: The Oscar winning star, best known for acclaimed appearances in The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, delighted fans with a reading of If I Had A Dinosaur

Well done: fans praised then actor following his appearance on CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Well done: fans praised then actor following his appearance on CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Magical: Written in rhyme by Gabby Dawney and illustrated by Alex Barrow, the whimsical tale centres on a young girl who dreams about owning her own pet

Magical: Written in rhyme by Gabby Dawney and illustrated by Alex Barrow, the whimsical tale centres on a young girl who dreams about owning her own pet

Redmayne and Watson follow previous appearances by stars including Tom Hardy, Suranne Jones, Rosamund Pike and Lulu. 

Announcing their participation on the show at the Children’s Global Media Summit in December, Lord Tony Hall said the BBC was  “part of the fabric of childhood for so many generations of children in the UK.’  

‘That’s why we can have a huge Hollywood star like Tom Hardy reading bedtime stories for CBeebies – he said it was great to appear in something that was actually appropriate for his kids to watch.’

Honoured: ‘I had the most wonderful time reading the CBeebies Bedtime Stories,’ Redmayne told Radio Times 

Honoured: ‘I had the most wonderful time reading the CBeebies Bedtime Stories,’ Redmayne told Radio Times 

Tradition: ‘Books before bed were always such an essential part of my growing up and it’s so lovely to be able to continue the tradition. I hope you enjoy the stories and happy Christmas,' he added 

Tradition: ‘Books before bed were always such an essential part of my growing up and it’s so lovely to be able to continue the tradition. I hope you enjoy the stories and happy Christmas,’ he added 

‘In fact – we haven’t announced it yet – but I can tell you that we’ve now got two other great British stars lined up to read bedtime stories over the festive period: Eddie Redmayne on Christmas Day, and Emily Watson on Boxing Day.’ 

Hardy’s Mother’s Day reading of Ross Collins’ There’s A Bear On My Chair was described as ‘the perfect ending by many mums, some of whom admitted to watching after their children had gone to bed.

Others admitted that he had been so effective at creating the fantasy that they could barely remember what had happened in the story.  

Illustrious company: Redmayne follows previous appearances by stars including Tom Hardy, Suranne Jones, Rosamund Pike and Lulu

Illustrious company: Redmayne follows previous appearances by stars including Tom Hardy, Suranne Jones, Rosamund Pike and Lulu

Shaunagh‏ wrote: ‘Couldn’t tell you what tonight’s #cbeebiesbedtimestory was about…. #TomHardy is so fricking dreamy.’

Melanie Hill wrote: ‘Loved it!! Couldn’t tell you what the story was about!? Who cares though!’

One of the lines, in which the mouse tries to jump out in its underwear in order to scare the bear out of its chair, prompted plenty of innuendo-laden comments from satisfied viewers.

Lisa Sharman wrote: ‘#TomHardy “I will jump out in my underwear”. If only. @CBeebiesHQ you’ve won the #MothersDay gift stakes!’ 

Brooding: Tom Hardy's Mother's Day reading of Ross Collins’ There’s A Bear On My Chair was described as 'the perfect ending by many mums, some of whom admitted to watching after their children had gone to bed.

Brooding: Tom Hardy’s Mother’s Day reading of Ross Collins’ There’s A Bear On My Chair was described as ‘the perfect ending by many mums, some of whom admitted to watching after their children had gone to bed.

 



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