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Leah Williamson To Read Next CBeebies Bedtime Story

The England women’s football team captain Leah Williamson has been revealed to be the next famous figure to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story

The 25-year-old Arsenal player, who is also captain for her club side, will become the first female footballer to read a story on the programme.

She will read Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller, an uplifting story that reassures children that being different and unique is something to be celebrated.

Ahead of the broadcast, Williamson said: “I had so much fun reading this book for CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

“I’m passionate about empowering the next generation to follow their dreams and that’s what Remarkably You is all about.

Leah Williamson helped England to win the 2022 Euros (Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images)

“I hope it encourages the little ones watching to use their passions as their superpower.”

Williamson joins a host of famous faces who have previously read CBeebies Bedtime Stories, including fellow sports stars Harry Kane, Anthony Joshua and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Singer Dolly Parton and actors Tom Hardy, Ryan Reynolds and Kate Winslet have also each read stories for the BBC’s channel aimed at children under the age of six.

Williamson will read Remarkably You on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer on Friday, March 24 at 6.50 pm.

Williamson signs three-book deal with Macmillan Last month Williamson announced she had signed a three-book deal with Macmillan Children’s Books.

The first of the three titles, a non-fiction book titled You Have The Power: Find Your Strength And Believe You Can, is billed for release on March 30.

It will be followed by two fiction titles – one set for release later in 2023 and one in 2024.