Emma Watkins will be hanging up her yellow skivvy as she departs The Wiggles.
The Children’s group announced the news on Tuesday, with Watkins deciding to step away to devote more energy to her other passions.
“Like many people around the world, the pandemic has given me time to reflect on what is important in life. For me, that means spending more time at home, something that I didn’t realise I was missing out on being away eight months of the year on tour, but something that I have really cherished over the last 18 months.”
“I am also really looking forward to devoting more time and energy on completing my PhD that incorporates my ongoing passion for sign language, dance and film editing, and to having more time to work with the Deaf community.” Watkins said.
16-year-old Tsehay Hawkins has already been announced to become the newest Yellow Wiggle.
“I am honoured to be joining The Wiggles at such an exciting time for the group. I grew up watching The Wiggles and I’ve already loved working with Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy, Evie, Kelly, John and all the Wiggly characters filming their latest TV series Fruit Salad TV,” Tsehay said.
“I’m now incredibly excited to be joining them in the yellow skivvy and to have the chance to go out on the road in the new arena tour, I can’t wait to meet all the Wiggly fans. Dancing has always been my passion, and I look forward to being able to share the joy of song and dance with children all over the world!”
Tsehay will join Anthony, Lachy and Simon on the road as The Wiggles make their highly-anticipated return to touring, bringing their brand-new Fruit Salad TV Big Show arena tour to stages around Australia.