I'm Nikky Smedley and I played LaaLaa in the original series of Teletubbies. Ask Me Anything!
Eh-Oh! Would you believe that Teletubbies is 25 years old this year? Even though so much time has past, LaaLaa never goes away from my life - even my niece and nephews call me Aunty Laa! After the show finished I continued working in children's TV on Boohbah and In the Night Garden and since then have worked in education, as a children's storyteller, theatre creator, choreographer and more. I currently have a one woman show Nikipedia and a memoir of my time as Laa (for those on first name terms) - Over The Hills And Far Away has just been published by Sandstone Press. Times are pretty dark right now, so I thought it might be cheering to hark back to the innocent, safe and fun world of Teletubbies. From 5pm BST I'm happy to answer questions on any or all of the above and (as the title says) anything!
Eh-oh everyone! Very happy to be here and thank you so much for all your questions... I'm ready to answer anything, so off we go! Nx
EDIT I'm afraid we've come to the end. Thank you for all the questions, I've done my best to answer as many as possible, and I'll try and find time to check back in - but these are busy times. I really appreciate you joining me and send a Big Hug to you all. Nx
Thanks again for yesterday's session - I've tried to follow up with a few more answers today, but have run out of time - off to do Comic Con in Glasgow tomorrow. Hoorah! I really appreciate your engagement but now it really is time for Tubby ByeBye... ByeBye 👋 Nx