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Tom Hardy makes mum's dreams come true by returning to CBeebies for Valentine's Day!

Emmy Griffiths

Forget flowers and chocolates, Tom Hardy is about to make everyone's Valentine's Day dreams come true with a brand new episode of CBeebies' Bedtime Story!

The Legend star melted hearts during his first appearance of the show, where he read You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley with the help of his dog, Woody. Now CBeebies has announced that the star will be returning for another story, tweeting: "Yep. He's back. More #TomHardy!" Fans were quick to discuss the upcoming episode, with one telling the network: "You've done well. Very well." Another added: "You are spoiling us! Keep at it." The role makes quite a change for the actor, who is known for selecting gritty roles and has most recently starred in BBC drama Taboo. In the show he plays the troubled James Delaney, a man who returns to Britain for the funeral of his father after spending twelve years in Africa.

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Tom will appear in a new episode of Bedtime Story

The Oscar-nominated star isn't the first famous actor to try his hand at a bedtime story on the show, as James McAvoy, Damian Lewis and Patrick Stewart have previously appeared on the show. As a father-of-two himself, Tom has previously opened up to HELLO! Online about the impact his children have had on his life. "Being a father has given me the kind of purpose that makes you think more carefully about how you live your life," he said. "I made a lot of mistakes and I put my mum and dad through a lot because they were so worried about me. I take great pride in being a father and make sure I'm there for him and helping him as he makes his way in the world."