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The Wiggles welcome four new members joining the band

The Wiggles welcome four new members joining the band

The addition of four new members in The Wiggles is a move to represent diversity and gender equality.

The Wiggles welcome four new members joining the band

Joining Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins and Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie are three women and former Justice Crew member, John.

The new Wiggles are Blue Wiggle Evie, Yellow Wiggle Kelly, Purple Wiggle John and Red Wiggle Tsehay.

In a statement released to the media, Blue Wiggle Anthony Field AM said “The Wiggles were created during a time when early childhood educational concepts were the focus,

“As society has evolved, we have embraced the need for diversity and inclusiveness and want children all over the world to see themselves reflected on the screen.

“It’s so important that The Wiggles continue to evolve along with our society. This is the first step towards shaping The Wiggles for the next 30 years, taking us in a direction that truly represents and serves our community more inclusively.

“We are excited for the next chapter in The Wiggles’ history which will start with Fruit Salad TV and continue on with our other content and our live shows. We can’t wait to introduce our amazing new line-up of incredibly talented performers to children in Australia and around the world.

So who are the new Wiggles?

Blue Wiggle Evie 

Highly talented ballet dancer, Evie is a Taribelang woman. She is the second First Nations woman to have joined The Australian Ballet and a lover of yoga and reading.

Yellow Wiggle Kelly

A former dancer on The Wiggles, Kelly is of Chinese/Australian background. Kelly likes to ride her skateboard around Wiggle Town and loves to dance, watch live music and travel the world.

Purple Wiggle John

A personal trainer, John is of an Australian/Filipino background and was born in Sydney. He is known for his involvement in the Australian pop music group Justice Crew.

Red Wiggle Tsehay 

Tsehay, which means ‘the sun’ in Amharic (Ethiopian) is passionate about music and dance and enjoys performing Colombian cultural dances, Brazilian Samba, Salsa dancing, and loves to shuffle. At the age of 15, is already an award-winning dancer and is the current Australian and World Youth Ladies Salsa and Urban Latin Champion as well as the current World Amateur Ladies Salsa and Urban Latin Champion.

The team of eight will front a new series, Fruit Salad TV, dedicated to embracing all Australians no matter their race, age or gender. It is set to premiere on September 4 exclusively on The Wiggles’ YouTube channel. Also joining the Wiggles community are another three new characters, including Officer Beaples, a dancing police officer, Shirley Shawn, a non-binary unicorn, and Bok the hand puppet.

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