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The Wiggles welcomes FOUR new ‘diverse’ members to the group

The Wiggles shake up! Popular kids music group welcomes FOUR new ‘diverse’ members – including a 15-year-old girl who was adopted from Ethiopia


The Wiggles have announced four new ‘diverse’ members to the popular children’s music group.

Three women as well as a former pop singer from Justice Crew will be joining Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins and Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie, according to the Daily Telegraph.

New Red Wiggle Tsehay is only 15 and was adopted from Ethiopia.

The Wiggles shake up! Popular kids music group welcomes FOUR new ‘diverse’ members to the group

She will be performing alongside Justice Crew’s John Pearce, a 30-year-old personal trainer with a Filipino background.

The pair will also be sharing the stage with Chinese-Australian Kelly Hamilton, a 45-year-old dancer who has performed with artists including Beyonce and Pink.

New Blue Wiggle Evie Ferris, who is a 24-year-old Indigenous dancer from Cairns, is also joining the children’s group.

New members: New Red Wiggle Tsehay (left), who is only 15 and was adopted from Ethiopia, has joined the children's group. She will  be sharing the stage with Chinese-Australian Kelly Hamilton( right)

New members: New Red Wiggle Tsehay (left), who is only 15 and was adopted from Ethiopia, has joined the children’s group. She will  be sharing the stage with Chinese-Australian Kelly Hamilton( right)

The new line-up will also feature three new non-binary characters including dancing police officer named Officer Beaples, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn and Bok the hand puppet.

Anthony told the newspaper that all the new members have ‘incredible talent and energy’.

‘This is the future of The Wiggles… it’s 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.’

New stars: The pair will also be joined by Justice Crew's John Pearce and new Blue Wiggle Evie Ferris, who is a 24-year-old Indigenous dancer from Cairns

New stars: The pair will also be joined by Justice Crew’s John Pearce and new Blue Wiggle Evie Ferris, who is a 24-year-old Indigenous dancer from Cairns

The Wiggles are known for being inclusive and progressive especially when it comes to children who wish to dress in clothes that aren’t typically associated with their gender.

In July 2019, Emma said it was ‘wonderful to see’ boys dressing up as her character in the audience at the band’s concerts.

‘The boys are wearing bow-ties and very interesting outfits, bows down their shirts, bows in their shoes, and in their hair. It’s bow crazy!’ she said.

Original members: They will be performing alongside Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins and Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie

Original members: They will be performing alongside Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins and Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie

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