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10 October 2017, 15:59
We don't think they'll be able to top this!
Gather round, y’all. The CBeebies Bedtime Stories has landed its biggest star yet.
The BBC has confirmed that the one and only Dolly Parton will be making her debut in story corner on October 25th when she will read 'Dog Loves Books,' written and illustrated by award-winning children's author Louise Yates.
The Tennessee singer will tell children about the tale of Dog, who loves books so much that he opens his own bookshop – but sadly no one turns up to the grand opening.
Parton, who is the founder of the Imagination Library, an initiative to help inspire children to learn to read, said: "It's an honour to be reading for CBeebies Bedtime Stories as encouraging children to develop a love of books from an early age is very important to me. I hope my songs and stories inspire the CBeebies audience in the UK. Thank you for having me!"
Oh Dolly, you really are the best.
"Who's laughing now, Jolene?" [Picture: Getty]
Excitingly, the country music megastar has also recorded a second story, although it’s not yet been announced which book Parton will read or when this episode will be broadcast.
The Bedtime Stories segment has become a huge hit among children and parents alike, partly thanks to appearances from Tom Hardy and his beloved late dog Woody; Doctor Foster actress Suranne Jones and Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
Dolly won over a whole new army of admirers with her good natured and inspired set at Glastonbury in 2014. Now it looks like she’s working 9 to 5 to attract an even younger set of fans.
CBeebies Bedtime Stories is on daily at 6:50pm.