Meet the NEW Wiggles Cast Premiering on Sprout

While watching Sprout this morning, {yes we deviated from our usual Disney Junior, but since it’s summer we needed a little change up in our viewing} I spotted the new Wiggles Cast. Another parent had mentioned to me a few weeks back that there was a new cast, but I hadn’t heard anything before then.

Right before my eyes I spotted only one original Wiggle member (although some of the other cast members have remained), Anthony. In case you weren’t familiar with the Wiggles, Anthony is the blue wiggle who loves food. In this video from The Wiggles Website, all four original cast members explain to their fans about the changes, check it out:

After 21 years of performing it seems like most of the cast has decided that it’s time to hang over the reigns and let some younger members jump around, sing and make children happy.

I personally loved the original Wiggle cast, and even followed along when Greg was replaced by Sam due to health reasons. I think however, that The Wiggles brand has got it right, they respectfully are acknowledging the changes to cast and passing the torch, unlike the character changes in Fresh Beat Band, that seemed to cause quite the commotion.

Here’s the new Wiggles lineup:

The New Wiggles Cast

Lachlan Gillespie, aka Lachy, the new Purple Wiggle who has been with The Wiggles production in a variety of roles including Captain Feather Sword on the Dorothy the Dinosaur Traveling Show, and in The Wiggles tour as both a Wiggly Dancer and Wags the Dog.

Simon Pryce, the new Red Wiggle has been one of the main voice artists on Wiggles’ albums and has performed with The Wiggles, playing the role of Ringo the Ringmaster.

And last but not least, Emma Watkins, the new Yellow Wiggle, who is obviously a female Wiggle, the first full-time female Wiggle. Emma has appeared on the Wiggles since 2010 starting her career as Fairy Larissa and later performing as Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, and as a Wiggly Dancer.

To read more about the NEW Wiggles Cast Members, head to the Wiggles website here:

These new Wiggles will appear for the new season of The Wiggles Ready, Set, Wiggle! on Sprout starting August 19, 2013 at 4:30pm and every Monday through Sunday at 4:30pm.


What do you think about the changes?? Who was your favorite original Wiggle??