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The first preview clip of Dolly Parton’s stirring guest army on CBeebies’ hyper-popular Bedtime Stories programme has been expelled by the BBC, showing the country music fable advising viewers to get ‘cosy’.
The first of Parton’s two Bedtime Stories is set to air next week, with the 71-year-old thespian songwriter reading Dog Loves Books – which was created and illustrated by Louise Yates.
The tale tells the heart-wrenching story of Dog, ‘who loves books so much he opens his own bookshop’.
Tragically, nobody shows up to the shop’s grand opening – but, as the summary so delightfully teases, ‘Dog is never brief of friends when he’s surrounded by books. When he gets his first customer, will Dog be ready?’
In the clip – which you can see next – Dolly explains to viewers that she’s ‘been operative 9 to 5, and we just got back home in time to review you all a bedtime story’.
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Speaking about her appearance, Parton enthused: ‘It’s an honour to be reading for CBeebies Bedtime Stories as enlivening children to rise a adore of books from an early age is very critical to me.’
The thespian follows in the footsteps of associate CBeebies Bedtime Stories alumni Tom Hardy, Chris Evans and Nadiya Hussain with her guest mark on the show.
Dolly Parton’s first CBeebies Bedtime Story will air on CBeebies on Wednesday Oct 25. CBeebies Bedtime Stories front daily at 6:50pm.