Sooty offers his support to England on BBC News before the World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia at Russia 2018
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VIDEO: BBC News speak to Sooty and Sweep before Croatia vs England

"Izzy, wizzy, let's get busy" fails to pay off.


It is two and a half hours till kick off and BBC News has well and TRULY lost it pic.twitter.com/9sTeIkSBn7

— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 11, 2018

BBC News featured cameos from Sooty and Sweep in the build-up to England’s World Cup semi-final defeat against Croatia at Russia 2018.

The beloved children’s characters appeared with a helping hand from Richard Cadell in a lighthearted segment to offer support for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions.

Waving his wand, Sooty attempts to cast a magic spell in England’s favour with the time-honoured catchphrase “izzy, wizzy, let’s get busy”.

It was ultimately to prove in vain, however, as was Sweep’s motivational message:

You’re watching BBC News pic.twitter.com/iMwn164Onv

— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 11, 2018