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Orlando Bloom to follow in Tom Hardy footsteps and read a CBeebies Bedtime Story

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Orlando Bloom will be the next star to take part on CBeebies (Picture: BBC)

Orlando Bloom is set to follow in the footsteps of Tom Hardy and David Tennant by reading a CBeebies Bedtime Story.

The Lord Of The Rings actor, 41, will appear in mid-November for his stint on the pre-school channel.

He will read Britta Teckentrups We Are Together, which celebrates the importance of having special friends and family in your life.

Orlando visits mothers and children in Nepal (Picture: Getty Images)

Through my travels as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ive met children in countries all over the world, and witnessed firsthand how storytelling between adults and young children helps cement their bond, said Orlando.

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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Orlandos story will air on Friday 9 November at 6.50pm.; a second story will air at a later date.

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Ewan McGregor, Sir Elton John, US actor Chris Evans, Rosamind Pike, Suranne Jones, Dolly Parton, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Eddie Redmayne have all also read a CBeebies Bedtime Story, which plays for young children just before the channel goes off air at 7pm.

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