He sent mothers into meltdown when he read bedtime stories on CBeebies on New Year’s Eve and lonely parents will be delighted to hear that Tom Hardy will return on Valentine’s Day.
BBC has revealed that actor Tom Hardy will be reading bedtime stories for little ones on CBeebies on February 14 – and single ladies can’t hide their excitement.
Mothers took to Twitter to express their joy, with one saying the BBC was ‘spoiling them’, and another hailed the idea ‘genius’.
‘You’ve done well, very very well,’ added another, whilst one lady asked: ‘Is it weird to want to listen to CBeebies bedtime story as spoken by Tom Hardy when you don’t have kids…?’
The hunky Peaky Blinders actor, 39, from London, will read The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin.
Tom tells the story of Franklin, a little boy who spends his time all by himself spotting not just clouds but adventures in the sky. This way, he doesn’t feel so alone.
When Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change for Franklin. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction? Could it be that two cloudspotters are better than one?
Tom is joined by his own dog, Woody, to tell this story, which celebrates the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship.
When Tom read stories on CBeebies on December 31 mothers sent the internet into meltdown with excitement.
When the news was shared on the channel’s Facebook page, mothers took to the comments section in their droves to share their excitement.
One mother received over 600 likes for her comment about the Mad Max star: ‘Three long years of upsy daisy and igle pigle…this is the best news i have had !… what should i wear ?…how long do we have ?…the child will have to be very quiet at this story time….its a special one…’
Tom joins a long list of famous faces who have read for children.
The news comes after it was reported he lost a whopping £2million in making the dark eight-part series of gritty new BBC One drama Taboo about a revenge-driven adventurer.
The Hollywood megastar allegedly suffered the major loss after Taboo drew in £8.4million – which has not matched the £10.4million the show racked up to make.
A source told The Sun: ‘These new figures will make stark reading for Tom.
‘No matter who you are or how much money you’re worth, £2million is a lot of money to simply throw away.’
The insider added: ‘Tom will hope to eventually make the money back through DVD sales, downloads, streaming and syndication rights.’
The reported loss comes despite Tom setting up a firm Taboo Productions Ltd to manage the finances for the costly drama.
Tom, who is now considered to be one of Hollywood’s most talented performers, has a son from a previous relationship and has starred in blockbusters including Inception, Mad Max and more recently, Legend.
He is now happily married and has a child with actress Charlotte Riley.