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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Izzy Wizzy Let's Get Busy...Again

Great news for all Sooty fans (although let's face it, it was always Sweep that stole the show), the mute yellow bear often seen with either a magic wand or a water pistol will be back on our TV screens thanks to an increase in Sooty puppet sales.

Richard Cadell, the successor to Harry Corbett and his son Matthew Corbett has acquired the rights to Sooty, Sweep and Sue in a deal that's believed to be worth around £1M. 80s kids may not know this but Richard Cadell presented the Sooty show for 10 years in the late 90s, early 00's.

Following the sale of Sooty Richard Cadell has revealed that there will be some new projects on the cards for Sooty including a live tour and a new TV series.

Although Sooty has been off our screens for a while now (apart from a few repeats on CITV)he has had a long and flourishing career that started way back in the 1950s.

The good news is that Matthew Corbett has expressed approval of Sooty's new guardian:

"I am delighted that Sooty is in, or should I say on, the right hands. Richard Cadell is as a close to a Corbett as you can get and we are very confident that he will give Sooty the love and attention that he deserves.

"Having spoken to Richard about what he has planned for the future, I know he will ensure that Sooty will bring joy to the hearts and minds of a new generation of children, whilst creating nostalgia amongst those who remember Sooty so fondly."

In our opinion it just wasn't the same ever since they introduced that attention seeker Little Cousin Scampi.


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