Tuesday 24 April 2018

Hollywood star Chris Evans reads CBeebies Bedtime Story for Father's Day

He went down a storm with CBeebies viewers.

By Julia Hunt

Mothers across the nation had a treat despite it being Father’s Day, as heartthrob actor Chris Evans read the CBeebies Bedtime Story.

The Hollywood star, 36, was a big hit when he read the night-time story to pre-schoolers on the children’s TV channel in May.

And he returned on Sunday evening to send children off to sleep with Sherri Duskey Rinker’s Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, in which the hard-working trucks on a building site prepare for bed.

Women were impressed with his “smooth” delivery, writing on social media how much they had enjoyed the tale.

More than one lady confessed to watching the programme more for themselves than the children.

Captain America star Chris previously recorded Even Superheroes Have Bad Days, by Shelly Becker and Eda Kaban, a book showing children how to cope when they are feeling overwhelmed.

David Hasselhoff, Damian Lewis, Sir Derek Jacobi, James McAvoy and former Doctor Who star David Tennant, as well as astronaut Tim Peake, have also previously signed up for the CBeebies slot.

Taboo actor Tom Hardy read stories on Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, prompting adults, rather than the channel’s target pre-school audience, to watch.

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