The Wiggles’ Lachy Gillespie, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins sat down with TV Kids to talk about the brand’s enduring success and the new feel of the group.
The Wiggles have been encouraging youngsters to get up and get moving for nearly 30 years. The children’s music group was co-founded by Anthony Field, also known as the Blue Wiggle, in Australia. When three of the original members retired in 2012, Emma Watkins donned Yellow as the first-ever female Wiggle, while Lachy Gillespie took over as the Purple Wiggle and Simon Pryce became the Red Wiggle.
The Wiggles have sold more than 30 million DVDs and CDs, and 8 million books. As the way children consume entertainment has evolved, the group has made a point of ensuring that they are accessible wherever kids are. They are on air daily in 58 million homes across the U.S. on Universal Kids, and their YouTube channel has reached over 350 million views. Plus, Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle, the group’s latest TV series, gave life to a live show of the same name, for which The Wiggles have toured Australia and North America.