CBeebies is to air its first ever signed episode of CBeebies Bedtime Story, starring comedian, actor and writer Rob Delaney.
Delaney will read and sign Ten In The Bed by Penny Dale, with the programme airing this Friday, November 16th at 6.50pm.
He will use Makaton, the form of sign language already used by the channel’s award-winning Something Special show.
The Catastrophe star, whose two-year-old son Henry died from cancer earlier this year, said: “My family loves to read together so naturally we’re fans of CBeebies Bedtime Stories. I am beyond honoured to be the first person to read and sign a book using the Makaton language.
“Our family learned Makaton to be able to communicate with our son Henry, who couldn’t speak due to a tracheotomy. We’re sad Henry isn’t here to see it but we’re happy other families will get to enjoy a story told in Makaton.”