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Tom Hardy’s labrador Woodstock (Woody) at the film premiere of Legend, September 2015.

Woody was six years old, and is believed to have died from polymyositis.

“To the bestest friend ever… he burnt very bright and those that burn very bright sometimes burn half as long. The world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side.”

Tom Hardy set to break hearts as he pays an emotional tribute to his late canine companion Woody with final CBeebies Bedtime Stories appearance

He previously caused ‘ovaries’ to explode all over the nation following his appearance on Cbeebies for the Mother’s Day edition of Bedtime Stories.

And now Tom hardy is set to make a valiant return to the children’s series, this time paying tribute to his late dog Woody who passed away in June.

The 39-year-old actor will appear on the episode - which was filmed before his canine companion’s sad death - and read the story of Fleabag, by Helen Stephens, on National Dog Day on August 26th.


The heart-warming story follows a friendship between a young boy and a scruffy dog, who needs a home, while the boy wants a pet pooch.

After both their longing, the two come across one another with drama and fun ensuing before Fleabag eventually finds the home he has been craving for.

Lovingly petting his late dog in the teaser, he speaks to the camera: 'Put now it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own. In your dreams. So, cuddle up to your snuggly friend and drift off to sleep.’

The final of five episodes, Tom previously recorded the series with his loyal dog Woody by his side and his four-legged friend had become a fixture on film sets before his death in June.

Announcing his passing, the Peaky Blinder’s star took to his blog to share a heartfelt tribute to his six-year-old dog, explaining that he died after a six-month battle with polymyositisis, which is a muscle disorder.

Tom called Woody his 'best friend’, revealing how he rescued the animal when he was filming his 2012 movie Lawless in Atlanta.(+)

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“To the bestest friend ever. Woody was the bestest of journey companions we ever could dream of having. Our souls intertwined forever… he burnt very very bright and those that burn very bright sometimes burn half as long. The world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side.”

Tom Hardy’s labrador Woodstock (Woody) was six years old, and is believed to have died from polymyositis.

New teaser via CBeebies Facebook ~ “It’s National Dog Day this weekend! Join Tom Hardy and Woody for one last adventure together.” 🐶❤️📗

The story will be ‘Fleabag’ by Helen Stephens @helenstephenslion … about a dog who needs a home and a boy who wants a dog. One day they find each other and Fleabag finally gets the loving home he’s been looking for.

Tom recorded the story last year with Woody next to him. ❤️💔 

Tom and Woody’s final Bedtime Story will air on www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies at 6.50PM on AUGUST 26

Tom recorded the story last year with Woody next to him. ❤️💔 Tom and Woody’s final Bedtime Story will air as a tribute to the memory of Woody.

Saturday, AUGUST 26th 6.50pm CBeebies 🐾

I said make sure
he gets a nice thick blanket
because he has arthritis
and deserves the softest things
always

I said don’t cry mom
it’s not his time
I don’t feel it in my gut
But I still called out
of work
like I was preparing
for something

I said he isn’t in
pain anymore but
he was in pain
before
and he tried to tell
us but he couldn’t

I was in class
while he died
laying on a towel
in the center of a metal table

I heard my sister
crying in the bathroom
through the walls

Heard the foreign
sound of my dad
sobbing quietly outside

There is no shadow like the one
that sticks to the floor
where his bed used to be

I’ve loved Tom Hardy since Inception. Always so into his marvelous performance and low profile, he’s just a sweetheart! I wish all the best to Tom and his beloved dogs! I think Woody will always be in his heart. Happy birthday Tom! 🎂❤