Reese Witherspoon will become the first Oscar-winning actress to feature on CBeebies Bedtime Stories as she is set to help the nation’s children get to sleep.
The actress, 45, will provide a bedtime reading of Extraordinary by Penny Harrison, as she takes to screens on January 28 installment of the programme.
The picture book illustrated by Katie Wilson, is a heartfelt tale of how beautiful things can be discovered in seemingly ordinary moments.
Wow: Reese Witherspoon will become the first Oscar-winning actress to feature on CBeebies Bedtime Stories as she is set to help the nation’s children get to sleep
As she began the story, Reese reads: ‘Sometimes, when we’re busy, it can be hard to find time to notice the world around us. The things we see every day can seem a bit… ordinary. But if you stop, and look closer, you’ll see that our world is extraordinary!’
This Hollywood actress encourages children to find the magic in every day life and share it with their families and friends.
Reese follows a slew of other famous faces to read a Bedtime Story including Ryan Reynolds, actor Chris Evans, Regé-Jean Page, Felicity Jones, David Schwimmer, Alesha Dixon, Eddie Redmayne, Orlando Bloom, Sir Elton John and Dolly Parton.
Notable footsteps: She is among a distinguished list of celebrities who participate in the weekly bedtime story, including Tom Hardy.
In 2016, Tom Hardy’s beloved reading of Simon Phillips’ You Must Bring A Hat was a huge success.
Cbeebies Bedtime’s most prominent star is the actor. He returned to Cbeebies in 2017 to read Helen Stephens’ Fleabag and will return in 2020 for Hug Me, a reading by Simona Ciraolo.
He has also read Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston, There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart, Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton and The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks.
Guest: Orlando Bloom also appeared on the immensely popular children’s show.
Tom’s stories were requested over 1.07 million times by iPlayer users since his initial reading. This is partly due to swooning moms.
Robbie Williams, a former Take That singer and father of two, captivated parents and children alike in 2019 with his Jazz Dog reading by Marie Voigt.
His appearance followed an equally popular reading by actor Orlando Bloom, who signed up for a reading of We Are Together, by Britta Teckentrup in 2018.
In 2018, Sir Elton John signed up to read The Dog Detectives: Lost in London, by Fin and Zoa.
Reese Witherspoon’s CBeebies Bedtime Story will air at 6.50pm, Friday 28 January.
Iconic: Sir Elton John read The Dog Detectives: Lost in London by Fin and Zoa in 2018