Liana Bridges

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Liana Bridges
Born Liana Bridges
(1969-12-25) 25 December 1969 (age 47)
Harwich, Essex, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Colchester Sixth Form College
Occupation Film, television actress
Years active 1995–present

Liana Bridges (born 25 December 1969) is a British actress, best known for co-presenting Sooty & Co. with Matthew Corbett and Richard Cadell in 1998,[1] and Sooty Heights with Richard Cadell from 1999-2000.[2]

When Sooty Heights ended, her place as co-presenter was taken by Vicki Lee Taylor in the replacement series, Sooty.

She wrote a panto diary for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire from 1 December 2003 to 11 January 2004.[3]

Bridges was appointed artistic director at Kingsway Hall in Dovercourt in December 2007.[4]

Liana co-presents a radio show, the Essex Quest, on BBC Essex every Sunday morning between 9am and 12noon.[5] The "Quest" sees Liana and Barry Lewis on the roads of Essex searching for clues read out from the radio stations Headquarters in Chelmsford. Listeners call up in an effort to help the duo solve the clues.

Personal life[edit]

Bridges was born in Harwich, Essex and attended Harwich School, Colchester Sixth Form College, and Mountview Stage School.[6] She is married and has two sons, born in 2004 and 2007.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Sooty & Co: Matt Remembers". BFI. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Sooty". Toonhound. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Diary of a professional panto fairy!". Cambridgeshire. BBC. 2003-12-01. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  4. ^ Leate, Frances (2008-12-09). "Dovercourt: ice skating treat will bring more shoppers to town". Harwich and Maningtree Standard. Newsquest. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
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  6. ^ "Harwich, Dovercourt: Ex-Sooty Girl's New Challenge". Echo. Newsquest. 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2008-12-27. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Can't sell how about a swap?". Essex - Credit Crunch. BBC. 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-12-27.