09/12/2016 12:30 AM AEDT | Updated 09/12/2016 2:40 AM AEDT

Tom Hardy Is Going To Read You A Bedtime Story On New Year's Eve


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It’s no secret that 2016 has been less than great, but the BBC have just put a massive smile on our faces by announcing that Tom Hardy is going to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story on New Year’s Eve.

Yes, that’s right. Gravelly-voiced Tom, reading a festive tale. We are so ready. 

Here he is with his dog Woodstock, who joins him for the storytime special:

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This literally could not get any better.

Is this *technically* a kids’ show? Yes. Do we care? No.

The programme is on everyday at 6.50pm, and the special edition will see the ‘Legend’ actor read ‘You Must Bring A Hat’, by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley.

And that’s not all, because Tom also recorded a number of other story readings, which will be screened later in 2017.

He joins a long list of celebrities who have appeared on the programme, including ‘ Great British Bake Off’ winner Nadiya Hussain, David Tennant and Tim Peake.

We’re calling it: This is the best thing that’s happened since Tom appeared on ‘Paul O’Grady’s Love Of Dogs’.

Thank you, CBeebies.

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