Elton John is the latest CBeebies Bedtime Story reader

Famous faces have come from far and wide to read a classic children’s tale on television, but the latest star to sit in story corner has to be one of the biggest names yet.

The BBC has confirmed that Elton John will be making his debut on CBeebies Bedtime Stories next month when he joins the show to read The Dog Detectives: Lost in London by Fin and Zoa.

The music icon will tell the tale of the Dog Detectives who are cycling through London when they are called up to solve a new case. Six black ravens have disappeared from the Tower of London, and it’s up to the detectives to search the city and its landmarks to find them before it’s too late.

Elton, who is father to two sons Zachary and Elijah, said of his appearance on the show: “Family is always really important to me, no less so this year, where they have been supporting me on my Farewell Tour launch and working on the movie Sherlock Gnomes.

“I now get to read a Bedtime Story to families all over the UK on CBeebies. It was a great day and I hope you enjoy it.”

CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories has become a bit of a cult hit among both children and adults, partly thanks to the stellar list of celebrities who have signed up to read books for the channel. Some of the recent favourites include Suranne Jones, Dolly Parton and Captain America actor Chris Evans, while Tom Hardy made parents swoon with several adorable story-telling sessions last year.

Elton’s segment comes after he officially confirmed that he is retiring from touring after more than 50 years on the road. He plans to take his final Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour around the world over the next three three years, with over 300 shows.

To catch Sir Elton’s moment in the famous story chair, tune in to CBeebies on Thursday, May 3.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories is on daily at 6:50pm.

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