There’s something about Emma! The Wiggles’ Anthony Field reveals why children everywhere are transfixed by the band’s only female member
She’s the children’s entertainer known for playing the bright and bubbly Yellow Wiggle.
And it seems Emma Watkins’ popularity isn’t lost on her Wiggles co-stars, with Blue Wiggle Anthony Field saying she’s the secret to the band’s continued success.
The pair appeared together on the Today show on Monday, and host Karl Stefanovic asked them why they thought the group was still so popular.
Revealed: The pair appeared together on the Today Show, where, host Karl Stefanovic, asked them what the secret to The Wiggles long-lasting popularity was
‘My little Harper is transfixed by Emma. Transfixed as soon as she comes on with the big beautiful smile and her dancing,’ Karl said, referring to his own daughter.
‘You have changed the band from originally just the four dudes in skivvies and you have introduced new characters, and it’s as popular as ever. What do you think that secret is?’
Anthony was quick reply: ‘Emma.’
Sweet: Anthony was quick to credit his co-star for their popularity, saying the secret was: ‘Emma’
He then gave a more in-depth answer, saying: ‘I think the secret is keeping it fun and thinking about what children enjoy and… hopefully writing songs that annoy the parents for a long time!’
Last year, Emma revealed the Covid-19 pandemic had made the children’s group more creative and popular than ever.
She told The Daily Telegraph they were reaching more ‘countries around the world’ through live-stream concerts.
Busier than ever! Last year, Emma revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the children’s group more creative and popular than ever
‘We’ve never had more awareness in countries around the world than ever. Which is exciting,’ she said.
‘I think the more creative we can be and more flexible is how we are going to survive this period, which is like everyone.’
She added that doing things differently had energised the band, saying: ‘The energy now is like that first year we were together, which was eight years ago.’
Enthusiastic: She added that doing things differently has energised the band, revealing: ‘The energy now is like that first year we were together, which was eight years ago’