This week I speak to Actress Lisa Riley, who became a household name with her popular character Mandy Dingle in “Emmerdale”, where she stayed for seven wonderful years. Prior to landing the role of Mandy she played numerous characters in television, theatre and film; “Flight” “Blood and Peaches” and “Hetty Wainthrop Investigates” for the BBC. Wonderful comedy roles followed “Having it off”, “Heroes and Villains”, “Put out More Fags” and “Bard to Verse”. Further television credits followed with guest roles in “Wish You Were Here” “Holby City”, “Doctors”,”Birthrace 2000”, “The Bill” , “Waterloo Road”, “Young Dracula” , “Scott & Bailey and more recently BBC’s Strictly come dancing!
Lisa has won various awards in the business. “Most Popular Newcomer” National TV Awards, “Funniest Person in Soap” for four consecutive years and “Most Popular Young Achiever” an accolade which afforded her the opportunity to meet Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
We talk about her acting her love of yoga and collaboration with CurvesomeYoga, body positivity, her career and her soon to be launched clothing line.
I also speak to Blogger Lauren French, continuing the theme of Body positivity and yoga. Lauren was recently featured in the Daily Mail and appeared on Good Morning Britain. She describes herself as a body positive activist and shares her personal journey with us.
I am sure you will be impressed by what they both share.