In exciting Wiggle-y news, the Wiggles are getting four brand new members, and you’re going to love what they have lined up for their Wiggly fans.
The gang is growing, and now there are eight. The Wiggles have expanded are adding four new faces to their line-up. The Wiggles announced the news on their Instagram this morning. “Today we’re announcing our new YouTube exclusive, #FruitSaladTV! For the first time ever, #TheWiggles have expanded their line up to eight Wiggles, which is sure to double the fun!” they shared.
They are making a move in the right direction, hoping to be more inclusive and letting kids see more people just like them, “Seeking to inspire a diverse audience with its gender balanced and diverse cast, Fruit Salad TV is sure to put a smile on the faces of children all around the world who see themselves reflected on the screen.”
In one of the biggest shake-ups they’ve ever done, the Wiggles are hoping to put gender equality, diversity and inclusivity on the global stage.
Save the date kids, it’s happening. The Wiggles announced when the changes will take place, and also when their YouTube series, Fruit Salad TV launches, “Fruit Salad TV premieres on our YouTube on Saturday September 4th!” Who are the new crew? Joining Blue Wiggle Anthony, Yellow Wiggle Emma, Purple Wiggle Lachy, and Red Wiggle Simon will be vibrant newcomers Blue Wiggle Evie, Yellow Wiggle Kelly, Purple Wiggle John and Red Wiggle Tsehay.
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New red Wiggle, Tsehay Hawkins, is only 15 and is originally from Ethopia. She’s not entirely new to the Wiggle family, you might have seen her dancing with crew previously.
The newest blue Wiggle is Evie, her bio on the Wiggles website shares that she, “wears blue ballet shoes, and her favourite colour is blue. She loves dancing, doing yoga and reading.” Evie Ferris, 24-years-old, is an Indigenous Australian, and passionate yoga teacher.
One face you might recognise, and that’s the new purple Wiggle, who was previously part of Justice Crew. John Pearce has a background in fitness, and Filipino heritage. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the group.
Lastly, Kelly Hamilton joins as the newest yellow Wiggle. At 45-years-old, Kelly has been with the Wiggles for a while as a dancer. She loves to skateboard and have fun.
What do you think of this news from the Wiggles? Will your kids love it?