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Tom Hardy's CBeebies bedtime story a hit with adults

Adults across the nation have confessed to switching over to children's TV channel CBeebies to listen to a bedtime story read by Taboo star Tom Hardy.

The actor delighted viewers as he read Tom McLaughlin's The Cloudspotter, a tale about a lonely little boy who makes best friends with a dog.

In the show broadcast on Tuesday, Hardy was joined in his rooftop nook by his own pet dog and "best friend" for a second time after his appearance on the BBC channel in December.

One viewer posted on Twitter: "Is it weird that my kids were already in bed so I watched Tom Hardy tell a bedtime story without them."

Another wrote: "Yes I put the baby to bed and then watched the CBeebies bedtime story with Tom Hardy by myself with wine, what of it."

One of a number of posts that described the short show as an ideal watch for Valentine's Day added: "Bedtime stories on cbeebies with Tom Hardy. Times I wish I had a toddler. #happyvalentinesday."

But it may not be the last fans will hear of Hardy's soft story-time tones.

As he came to the end of his story, the Mad Max star teased: " Get yourself tucked up and I'll see you very soon for another bedtime story.

"'Til then, night-night."

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