Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page will read the nation to sleep on Mother’s Day in the UK

Bridgerton’s Duke of Hastings will make a special appearance on CBeebies Bedtime Stories this Sunday

Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page plays Prince Charming during the Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas
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Having trouble sleeping during the pandemic? We think we might have just the remedy. 

Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page is confirmed to be gracing our homes with his presence this weekend in an appearance on Sunday’s episode of Bedtime Stories. That’s right, the gorgeous actor—who portrayed the lust-inducing Simon Basset on the Regency-era hit Netflix series— has signed up to the CBeebies children’s show to lull viewers to sleep with a story chosen by the Duke of Hastings himself. This might be exactly what we need while we wait for the second season of Bridgerton...

Page will be reading Rain Before Rainbows, a picture book by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield, which details the journey of a little girl and her fox friend as they find their way through dark times in pursuit of happiness. 

The Netflix star’s narration on the children’s channel is likely to be far more PG than his Bridgerton scenes (alas, no spoon this time) but that won’t stop us tuning in. With his lesser-known history of voiceover work, we can already bet he’ll nail the dialogue. 

In fact, Page’s vocals are just another one of his impressive hidden talents. The double threat entertainer proved he can also carry a tune last month when he belted out the Righteous Brothers‘ Unchained Melody during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live.  

Other celebrities confirmed to appear on the CBeebies show, which features fairytales, fables and other kid-friendly titles read by a different celebrity every night, include singer Rag’n’Bone Man and fellow actors Felicity Jones and Tom Hardy in the coming week. 

Page is scheduled to begin his reading on 14th March at 6.50pm GMT, which might sound a little early for some of you night owls. Don’t worry, though, you can always flip over to Bridgerton after it ends – where you’ll be guaranteed to find plenty more inspiration to go to bed. 

Emma Dooney

Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.