From Bane in The Dark Knight Rises to the Kray twins, Tom Hardy has become one of our favourite bad guys. So the idea of him reading bed-time stories to children sounds the stuff of nightmares.

But, no, the British star will be playing it straight as the latest celebrity to sign up for BBC’s CBeebies Bedtimes Story slot. Hardy will be reading You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley, which tells the story of a young boy preparing to go to a party.

Our own Isla Fisher will also be reading a story over the festive break, joining an eclectic list of previous contributors – Damian Lewis, Emilia Fox, David Tennant, James McAvoy, David Hasselhoff – to CBeebies Bedtimes Story.