England Captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane makes his Bedtime Stories debut on CBeebies

Harry Kane swapped singing 'Three Lions' to read The Lion Inside as he makes his CBeebies Bedtime Stories debut.

Harry Kane Bedtime Stories on CBeebies
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England captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane has made his Bedtime Stories debut on CBeebies.

The footballer, who is best-known for being captain of England football wearing three lions on his shirt, swapped kicking a ball for reading a book - aptly titled The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright.

He joins a long list of stars to take a seat on the popular children's show, including Kate Middleton, Harry Styles, Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis who read hers using British Sign Language (BSL) and Ed Sheeran - whilst not forgetting Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page.

Harry, who is married to his childhood sweetheart Kate Goodland, is a dad of three - to daughters Ivy, five, and Vivienne, four, and son Louis, one, so he is well practised when it comes to reading bedtime stories.

He told viewers, "One of my favourite things to do is sit down with my children before bedtime and read them a book," he said.

"I enjoy this quality time with them. They especially love the book The Lion Inside so they will be extremely excited to hear this."

Harry appeared on Monday nights' (10th October) episode of the CBeebies Bedtime Stories which is available to stream on iPlayer.

Since then, Harry Kane's wife is pregnant with their fourth child.

His appearance comes as he launched the Harry Kane foundation, on World Mental Health Day, which seeks to change perceptions of mental health by normalising conversations and promoting positive habits to end stigma around the subject.

Speaking about his initiative, he explained, "It marks the start of my journey to learn more about mental health and use my position hopefully to encourage others to look after their mental health, be their best and not be afraid to ask for help.

"While I'm far from an expert on the subject, I've learnt that there is a growing number of people who need to learn positive coping strategies and build resilience to deal with adversity.

"I am excited to be working in support of some amazing organisations and causes close to my heart."

Harry Kane previously feared he would miss the birth of his second child as he was playing for England in the World Cup at the time.

You can watch Harry Kane's Bedtime Stories episode on CBeebies on iPlayer.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)