Paloma Faith to read CBeebies bedtime story as part of Glastonbury series

Pop star Paloma Faith is set to read a CBeebies bedtime story as part of a Glastonbury Festival special.

The 42-year-old singer recorded her story at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, where she performed barefoot on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday, calling the experience "life-affirming and euphoric".

Faith is reading The Party Animals by Alex Willmore, and it will air on Thursday at 6.50pm.

The story is about a group of cheeky monkeys who move into the forest and disturb the peace of the other animals with their all-night partying.

It offers lessons in acceptance, understanding and celebrating our differences.

Mother-of-two Faith has daughters aged seven and three. She confirmed late last year she had split with their father, and her partner of 10 years, French artist Leyman Lahcine.

During her Glastonbury set, she offered advice to the men in the audience after singing the song Sweatpants from her latest album The Glorification Of Sadness - which is all about the end of a relationship.

'Don't wait to ask, just do it'

She said she had experimented with dating apps, but warned they were the "Wild West" as people "don't really know how to connect anymore".

She added: "Try and stay together, but it's the resentment that's the problem.

"So, all I'm asking, this is a plea, I'm talking about [heterosexual] men, if you are married ... and I just want you to notice that if a woman does the same action every single day, it means it needs doing, so don't wait to ask to do it, just do it."

After overcoming a sore throat earlier in the week, she belted out her hits, and chatted to the audience so much producers eventually said she had to crack on with the set to avoid overrunning.

Faith's story forms part of a string of Glastonbury Festival specials which also includes Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno reading Unicorns Don't Love Sparkles by Lucy Rowland and Abigail Morris from The Last Dinner Party reading Sam Francisco, King Of The Disco by Sarah Tagholm.