Chris Hemsworth leaves parents swooning as he reads CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories

Chris Hemsworth was the latest famous face to read a CBeebies’ Bedtime Story on Friday and fans rushed to Twitter to gush over the Marvel star.

The Australian actor, 38, read Salina Yoon’s Stormy Night about a teddy scared of thunder, following in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Tom Hardy who have both appeared on the show.

Taking to social media one viewer wrote: ‘Gosh I feel a swoon coming on!’ and other said they would record the episode to watch it many more times.

'I put my kids to bed early'!  : Viewers swoon as Chris Hemsworth read CBeebies' Bedtime Stories on Friday

‘I put my kids to bed early’! : Viewers swoon as Chris Hemsworth read CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories on Friday

Chris channeled his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder, as he told the sweet story, donning a smart linen suit which he layered over a simple t-shirt.

One viewer commented: ‘I still haven’t worked out if it was for the little ones or the mum’s’.

While another added: ‘And for some dads!’ and a third wrote: ‘Looks like the kids are going to bed early tonight’.

Narrator: Chris channeled his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder, as he told the sweet story, donning a smart linen suit which he layered over a simple t-shirt

Narrator: Chris channeled his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder, as he told the sweet story, donning a smart linen suit which he layered over a simple t-shirt

LOL: One viewer commented: 'I still haven't worked out if it was for the little ones or the mum's'

LOL: One viewer commented: ‘I still haven’t worked out if it was for the little ones or the mum’s’

Sweet: The Australian actor, 38, read Salina Yoon's Stormy Night about a teddy scared of thunder, following in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Tom Hardy who have both appeared on the show

Sweet: The Australian actor, 38, read Salina Yoon’s Stormy Night about a teddy scared of thunder, following in the footsteps of Harry Styles and Tom Hardy who have both appeared on the show

Other viewers offered to keep the Hollywood star ‘safe in a storm’ while another said: ‘crack the wine open ladies!’.

Another viewed said she tuning in to the pre school program – despite her son being almost a teenager.

Speaking earlier this week he father-of-three – who shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky – said he ‘loves nothing more’ than reading to his own kids and is honoured to appear on the show.

Comfy: Chris sat on a comfy chair as he was surrounded by lighting bolts in defense to his famous superhero character

Comfy: Chris sat on a comfy chair as he was surrounded by lighting bolts in defense to his famous superhero character

Fans: Viewers rushed to social media to gush over the handsome Marvel star

Fans: Viewers rushed to social media to gush over the handsome Marvel star

He said: ‘I love nothing more than reading bedtime stories to my children and it was a joy to get to read ‘Stormy Night’, a story about a little bear who is scared of storms.

‘Even though I know a thing or two about thunder and lightning, I always feel better when the storm passes.’

The Office star Steve Carell was the latest star to appear on the children’s show as he narrated Miguel Ordonez’s The Eyebrows of Doom last week.

Speaking about appearing on the show, he said: ‘I loved reading to my kids when they were younger so it was a great pleasure to read a Bedtime Story for CBeebies, about a pair of mischievous eyebrows causing havoc – something I’m sure we can all relate to.’

Family: The father-of-three - who shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky - said he 'loves nothing more' than reading to his own kids

Family: The father-of-three – who shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky – said he ‘loves nothing more’ than reading to his own kids

'I know a thing or two about thunder': Chris will channeedl his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder

‘I know a thing or two about thunder’: Chris will channeedl his Marvel character Thor, the God of Thunder

The father-of-two – who shares daughter Elisabeth Anne, 21, and son Johnny, 18, with his wife Nancy Carell – answered some fan questions on social media before his appearance.

One viewer revealed a ‘sweet’ misunderstanding with their daughter who thought they were looking for Duggee and the Squirrels in a forest, instead of trying to spot actual squirrels, and so they ended up on a 30-minute hunt for CBBC characters.

Steve replied: ‘That’s very sweet. That’s a moment you’re going to treasure with your kids… And it might all feel insane, it might all feel like you’re losing your mind slightly, but you will reflect back on these memories and these moments with such joy.

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.

Famous faces: The Office star Steve Carell was the latest star to appear on the children's show as he narrated Miguel Ordonez's The Eyebrows of Doom last week

Famous faces: The Office star Steve Carell was the latest star to appear on the children’s show as he narrated Miguel Ordonez’s The Eyebrows of Doom last week

Appearance: Harry Styles also recently featured on the show, appearing to read the bedtime story in his pajamas

Appearance: Harry Styles also recently featured on the show, appearing to read the bedtime story in his pajamas

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.

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.

Stars: An illustrious list of celebrities have taken part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy who read Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day (pictured in 2021)

Stars: An illustrious list of celebrities have taken part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy who read Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day (pictured in 2021)

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