|Occupation||TV presenter, writer, producer|
|Net worth||£8 million|
Richard Cadell is an entertainment entrepreneur and magician, best known for being the hand of Sooty since 1999. He also owns and runs the amusement park Fun City, Brean in the South West of England. and also works as a consultant for TV productions.
Cadell's involvement with Sooty began with the last series of Sooty & Co., where he and Liana Bridges worked at the titular store as employees. A television presenter, screenwriter and producer, in June 2008, Sooty's 60th Anniversary, Richard bought the rights for Sooty through his new company, Cadells Ltd. As well as touring with a new live show, reusing a script written by Matthew Corbett, Richard has also proposed three new TV shows for the brand, including a sitcom-type format - similar to how previous Sooty shows have been made - featuring the gang working in a handyman agency, a studio-based live variety show and a pre-school game show.
- "Fun City, Brean". Retrieved 2010-11-01.[dead link]
- "Sooty celebrates his 60th year with a new owner and live tour". The Stage. 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-06-26.