Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker will read CBeebies Bedtime Story

Last updated at 06:54
Jodie WhittakerPA
The Broadchurch star took over from Peter Capaldi to become the 13th Doctor

Doctor Who actress, Jodie Whittaker, will become the latest celebrity to read a CBeebies bedtime story.

Jodie will read Ada Twist, Scientist to the CBeebies bedtime audience on Friday 7 December.

The story follows the antics of Ada - who loves to ask the question 'Why?' - and her determination to find out what is causing the strange smell in her house!

Jodie said it was an "honour" to be able to read for the bedtime series, commenting "I hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I did."

Check out our list of other famous CBeebies bedtime readers
Ewan McGregor
Snuggle up for bed with Ewan McGregor

Actor Ewan McGregor, star of the Star Wars movies and Christopher Robin read for CBeebies bedtime earlier this year.

He read the story 'Everyone's Welcome' by Patricia Hegarty, which tells the story of a little mouse who dreams of building a house where everyone can live and work together to feel safe and warm.

McGregor said: "It's such an honour and pleasure to join an incredible list of actors to read a CBeebies Bedtime story to children all over the UK."

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

In her song 9 to 5, the singer tells how she isn't a fan of the normal working hours most adults have to do.

So thankfully for Dolly, the CBeebies bedtime hour doesn't start until 6.50pm.

She read Dog Loves Books.

Given that she runs her own special reading project called Imagination Library, it seems Dolly loves books too!

Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis

Another big-name Hollywood actor makes it onto our list, but Damian has already starred in children's film Bill, based on children's TV series Horrible Histories and Yonderland.

So CBeebies isn't that much of a stretch for him.

He read the classic children's story 'Peace at Last', which was published back in 1980 so lots of grown-ups might even remember if from when they were kids.

David Tennant
David Tennant

He played the lead character in Doctor Who.

But 'How High Is the Sky?', the name of David's bedtime story, isn't a question the Doctor would be asking.

He'd surely know the answer after all that flying through space and time in his Tardis.

Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow

This one's an oldie, but a goodie.

The Take That star read his first story back in 2010 on Christmas Eve.

What a great Christmas present it was to have Gary read Elmer and Papa Red to us.

Your Comments

Join the conversation

This entry is now closed for comments.

1 comment