The new Wiggles’ shock salaries are revealed as the children’s band adds four diverse members to its line-up
The Wiggles announced earlier this month the arrival of four new diverse members who will feature in the band’s upcoming YouTube series Fruit Salad TV.
And the newcomers’ rumoured salaries have now been leaked by Woman’s Day, with the magazine reporting they will each be earning an estimated $150,000 per year.
While this is certainly an impressive salary for a jobbing entertainer, it’s significantly less than what the four main Wiggles cast members are said to be earning.
Numbers game: The rumoured salaries of The Wiggles’ four new members have been leaked by Woman’s Day, with the magazine claiming they will each be earning an estimated $150,000 per year. Pictured (left to right): Emma Watkins, Tsehay Hawkins, Anthony Field, John Pearce, Simon Pryce, Kelly Hamilton, Lachlan Gillespie and Evie Ferris
By contrast, Emma Watkins (a.k.a. The Yellow Wiggle) is said to be making $750,000 per annum, according to the publication.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the publicist for The Wiggles for comment.
The Wiggles announced the hiring of four new diverse members on August 22.
Three women and a former pop singer will be joining Anthony Field, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie.
Former Wiggles dancer Kelly Hamilton, 45, will be sharing the stage with newcomer Tsehay Hawkins, a 15-year-old who was adopted from Ethiopia.
They will be joined by Justice Crew member John Pearce, a 30-year-old personal trainer with a Filipino background.
Original members: The four newcomers will be performing alongside (left to right) Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie Lachlan Gillespie and Anthony Field in the band’s upcoming YouTube series Fruit Salad TV
Rounding out the new arrivals is Evie Ferris, a 24-year-old Indigenous dancer from Cairns.
Anthony said: ‘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.’
Newbie: Former Wiggles dancer Kelly Hamilton, 45, will be sharing the stage with the group
New kid on the block: The band will be joined by Justice Crew member John Pearce, a 30-year-old personal trainer with a Filipino background