'Bridgerton' star Regé-Jean Page to read CBeebies bedtime story

Amy Johnson
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Regé-Jean Page reads Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls. (BBC / Pete Dadds)
Regé-Jean Page reads Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls. (BBC / Pete Dadds)

Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page will read a bedtime story on CBeebies on Mother's Day.

The actor, who plays the Duke of Hastings in the Netflix series, is set to read Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield on Sunday 14 March.

The story is about a girl and her companion fox who travel from a place of despair towards one of hope.

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Other stars set to appear in the days after Page include returning reader Tom Hardy and first time guests Rag‘n’Bone Man and Felicity Jones.

Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset in Bridgerton. (LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020)
Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset in Bridgerton. (LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020)

Singer-songwriter Rag‘n’Bone Man will read My Dad Used To Be So Cool by Keith Negley on Monday 15 March, with actor Jones delivering The Huffalots by Eve Coy the following day.

Meanwhile, Hardy is returning to read Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts and Hannah Peck.

Page shot to international attention with his role in the raunchy period drama when its first season launched in December.

It's also earned him a nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series category.

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He made fun of his new found star status when hosting US comedy show Saturday Night Live last month. In his opener, he said while fans may associate him with his “smouldering, sensual” character he was “just a regular guy", before proceeding to smoulder down the camera.

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Last week it was revealed Page had also landed a part in upcoming Netflix spy thriller The Gray Man, joining a star studded cast including Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories is on daily at 6.50pm.

With additional reporting by PA.

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