AceShowbiz - Ed Sheeran is hoping his new BBC storytelling appearance will help kids, like him, who are growing up with stutters.
The singer will read Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith's "I Talk Like a River" in an upcoming episode of "CBeebies Bedtime Story", and admits he jumped at the chance to tell the tale about a young boy, whose father helps him overcome his stutter.
"I hope the story helps inspire and support other children who stutter," he says. "Growing up, I had a stutter like the boy in I Talk Like a River, so I'm delighted to be reading this story for CBeebies Bedtime Stories, especially as I'm a new dad myself."
Sheeran will make his appearance on the CBeebies channel and via the BBC iPlayer on 5 November (21).
Meanwhile, the "Bad Habits" hitmaker previously credited Eminem for helping him overcome his speech impediment, explaining, "My Uncle Jim told my dad that Eminem was the next Bob Dylan... so my dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it."
"I learned every word of it, back to front, by the time I was 10. He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter."