Former One Direction star Zayn Malik will read a CBeebies Bedtime Story, the BBC has announced.

The Bradford-born singer, 31, is reciting Music Is In Everything by actor and singer Ziggy Marley, the son of reggae musician Bob Marley.

Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska, the picture book is an ode to power and song.

Zayn Malik is reading Music Is In Everything by Ziggy Marley for CBeebies Bedtime Stories (BBC/Guy Levy)

Malik said: “I chose this book because I love Bob Marley, and because music and reading are both important to me as a parent.

“I sing to my daughter at night-time when she goes to sleep and I read to her at bedtime too. I feel like this will be something really cool to show her, so I’m up for reading a CBeebies Bedtime Story.”

He shares one daughter, Khai, with American model Gigi Hadid, 29.

Other musicians including Dolly Parton, Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran have all taken part in the programme before.

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik (BBC/Guy Levy)

Malik recently released his fourth album, Room Under The Stairs, which focuses on his personal journey, healing and growth.

To promote the new record, he made his debut UK solo performance at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday.

Malik left One Direction in 2015 after rising to fame alongside Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson on The X Factor in 2010.

CBeebies Bedtime Story is on each weekday at 6.50pm on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer.