Louis Theroux has been announced as the latest famous face to read a children’s book on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories on Thursday.

The journalist and documentary maker, 52, will read Peggy The Always Sorry Pigeon on next weeks children’s bedtime show, which airs every weekday at 6.50pm.

He is following in the footsteps of other famous faces who have appeared on the programme, including Harry Styles, Elton John and Chris Hemsworth.

Louis Theroux is the latest famous face to star on CBeebies' Bedtime Stories as he follows in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Elton John

‘I am a big believer in reading bedtime stories’: Louis Theroux has been announced as the latest famous face to read a children’s book on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories on Thursday

The author has already set the scene as he made himself comfortable in a green chair surrounded by plants and a pigeon.

The TV star donned a grey sweatshirt and a pair of dark jeans as he recited the book, written by Wendy Meddour and illustrated by Carmen Saldana.

Louis has three sons Albert, 16, Frederick,14, and Walter, seven, who he shares with his wife of 10 years Nancy Strang.

He said: ‘I am a big believer in reading bedtime stories to my boys. It’s been one of my favourite family rituals going back years.

Louis Theroux is the latest famous face to star on CBeebies' Bedtime Stories as he follows in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Elton John

‘Sharing my love of books’: The documentary maker, 52, will read Peggy The Always Sorry Pigeon on next weeks children’s bedtime show, which airs every weekday at 6.50pm

‘Sharing my love of children’s books with the wider world on CBeebies Bedtime Stories has been a huge pleasure.

‘I also know my littlest boy will be thrilled to see his dad reading a story on TV. I hope other viewers will enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed doing it.’

Louis follows in the footsteps of several famous faces including Orlando Bloom who sent fans into overdrive with his appearance on the show.

The actor, 45, was seen sitting on an armchair with his legs apart and puppy Mighty sprawled out on his lap.

Orlando’s appearance seemed to leave viewers a little hot under the collar as he narrated the short story.

Louis Theroux is the latest famous face to star on CBeebies' Bedtime Stories as he follows in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Elton John

Guest: Louis follows in the footsteps of Orlando Bloom who sent fans into overdrive with his appearance on the show (pictured in 2018)


Harry Styles also read on the hit children’s show donning a pair of pyjamas as he sat in the big yellow chair leaving fans to go wild.

Hit singer Elton John also appeared on the popular children’s TV show reading reschool viewers the story of The Dog Detectives: Lost In London.

Sir Elton told the story of The Dog Detectives who are cycling through the busy streets of London when they are called up to solve a new case.

Actor Tom Hardy caused ‘ovaries’ to explode all over the nation following his appearance on CBeebies for the Mother’s Day edition in 2017.

Tom, 44, has appeared twice on the children’s series, as he paid tribute to his late dog Woody who passed away.

The star read the story of Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day on August 26th.

The heart-warming story follows a friendship between a young boy and a scruffy dog, who needs a home, while the boy wants a pet pooch.

Louis Theroux is the latest famous face to star on CBeebies' Bedtime Stories as he follows in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Elton John

Cosy: Harry Styles has also read on the hit children’s show donning a pair of pyjamas as he sat in the big yellow chair leaving fans to go wild


After both their longing, the two come across one another with drama and fun ensuing before Fleabag eventually finds the home he has been craving for.

More recent story readers include the Duchess of Cambridge, who narrated the modern children’s classic, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, by Jill Tomlinson, to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

And 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, Reece Witherspoon and Dolly Parton.

Fans won’t have to wait long for Harry’s bedtime story as it is set to air on May 23 and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

Louis Theroux is the latest famous face to star on CBeebies' Bedtime Stories as he follows in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Elton John

Iconic: Sir Elton John also appeared on the popular children’s TV show reading reschool viewers the story of The Dog Detectives: Lost In London (pictured in 2017)

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