|Born||March 23, 1969|
|Occupation||TV presenter, writer, producer|
|Net worth||£8 million|
Richard Cadell (born 23 March 1969) is an entertainment entrepreneur and magician, best known for being the hand of Sooty since 1999. He previously owned Brean Leisure Park (with his brother David) in the South West of England from 2008-2014. and also works as a consultant for TV productions.
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, Cadell has also proposed three new TV shows for the brand, including a sitcom-type format featuring the gang working in a handyman agency, a studio-based live variety show and a pre-school game show.
Cadell's involvement with Sooty began with a minor appearance on a 1985 Christmas episode of the Sooty Show, and then in the last series of Sooty & Co. he and Liana Bridges joined the cast as employees of the titular store.
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- "Sooty celebrates his 60th year with a new owner and live tour". The Stage. 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-06-26.