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You Can Now Hire 'Tom Hardy' Lookalike To Teach Your Kids To Read

Rebecca Shepherd

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You Can Now Hire 'Tom Hardy' Lookalike To Teach Your Kids To Read

A private tutoring company has launched a new initiative that will hopefully help your children learn to read... oh, and the bloke assisting is a dead ringer for Tom Hardy, apparently.

The new service aims to encourage reading within schools, suggesting parents pick up a book and take part in story time. It seems they're hoping 'Tom Hardy' will help with this.

The lookalike, whose real name is Dave (doesn't have the same ring, does it?), will be going around the UK visiting primary schools to deliver reading sessions and private one-to-one tutoring.

Exam Papers Plus are trying to make reading 'cool again'. Credit: PA
Exam Papers Plus are trying to make reading 'cool again'. Credit: PA

The Tom Hardy lookalike reading service will be available throughout March. One hour of reading time in schools across the UK will cost £100 an hour (which includes travel costs). One-to-one sessions will set you back £80 an hour.

Faisal Nasim, Director of Exampapersplus.co.uk said: "We believe that creativity and inspiration can sometimes be lacking in the private tuition experience.

"We have received an influx of requests for lookalike tutors from Harry Potter to Tom Hardy to make learning fun again so last year we launched School of Magic which was hugely popular amongst the wizarding fans and now launch the Tom Hardy reading service and already seen huge demand."

This brand new service is inspired by CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Tom Hardy participated last year and now it's the turn of David Schwimmer - aka Ross Geller from Friends.

The 53-year-old will be reading a short tale on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He'll be reading The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and judging by a teaser clip, it seems like Schwimmer will deliver the story with Ross-like vigour.

As if that wasn't enticing enough, it seems like the book will teach some important life lessons for your kids too and they can listen to it on CBeebies at 6.50pm on 22 February.

A synopsis reads: "The ultimate picture book dream team return with a charming tale of star-crossed (quite literally) alien love and an entertainingly conveyed message about difference and tolerance. Told in Donaldson's trademark flawless verse, The Smeds and the Smoos is another classic to rival Zog and the Gruffalo.

"The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove."

Featured Image Credit: Exam Papers Plus

Topics: Celebrity, Community, tom hardy

Rebecca Shepherd
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