HE maybe 65-years-old, but Sooty isn’t about to take his pension, for he will be appearing in a live UK tour coming to King George’s Hall on June 29.

Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty and the gang – chum Sweep, panda friend Soo and host Richard Cadell – get together for the new stage show which sees them caught up in a wonderful world of magic, mischief and mayhem.

Whether it’s children discovering the characters for the first time or adults enjoying the nostalgic experience with their little ones, The Sooty Show Live is for the whole family.

The show will also kick off the festive season at Manchester’s Winter Wonderland on December 18,.

Sooty said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting Sooty fans old and new – and I can’t wait to squirt the mums and dads with my water pistol!”