Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age to read CBeebies Bedtime Story

Josh Homme

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age will be the latest celebrity to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story.

The US singer will narrate Zog, a story by author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, about an accident-prone student dragon.

The 44-year-old has recorded two other stories for CBeebies as well.

Josh Homme follows in the footsteps of celebrities like Tom Hardy, whose final Bedtime Story was a tribute to his dog Woody, who died in June.

The British actor read Fleabag by Helen Stephens, which is about the friendship between a young boy and his scruffy pet.

Tom Hardy with Woody
Image caption Tom Hardy recorded his final story last year with Woody next to him and said the broadcast was a fitting mark of respect to the memory of his dog

Josh Homme first revealed he'd be on Bedtime Stories in an interview with NME and said he'd recorded his tale the day before a surprise appearance at Reading Festival.

The singer and guitarist joins a long list of celebrities who've previously sat in "story corner".

They include Suranne Jones, Tom Hardy, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elbow's Guy Garvey, Emilia Fox, Damian Lewis, David Tennant, Tim Peake, Nadiya Hussain, Warwick Davis, Maxine Peake, James McAvoy and David Hasselhoff.

Hollywood star Chris Evans read Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelley Becker earlier this year.

Zog author Julia Donaldson was the children's laureate between 2011 and 2013 and is also behind the hugely popular children's series, The Gruffalo.

She received an MBE in 2011 for services to literature.

The Glasgow-born writer has had 184 titles published so far and released her latest children's book, The Everywhere Bear, this year with illustrator Rebecca Cobb.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories is on every day at 6.50pm with Josh Homme's story broadcast on Friday 6 October.

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