Iconic Australian children’s band The Wiggles has diversified to include four new cast members for a new YouTube series, Fruit Salad TV.
The move to expand their members was done in an attempt to inspire a diverse range of audiences through a diverse cast and gender-balance.
There are four new cast members with each representing a different Wiggle colour.
These members are second blue Wiggle Evie Ferris, second yellow Wiggle Kelly Hamilton, second red Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins, and second purple Wiggle John Pearce.
Each of these Wiggles cast members come from diverse multicultural backgrounds and have all experience in dance and performance.
The second purple Wiggle, John Pearce, is a Filipino-Australian from Sydney who is most well-known as a member of the Australian band Justice Crew.
Justice Crew rose to fame in 2010 as contestants on Australia’s Got Talent. The group performed with the aim of encouraging young people to follow their dreams.
The group ended up winning that season along with a cash-prize of $250,000. They released hit songs in the 2010s such as “Friday to Sunday” and “Boom Boom”.
For over 30 years, The Wiggles have captured the hearts and minds of children all over Australia and the globe with their unique songs and engaging live performances.
The Wiggles operate with children at the forefront, with their main ethos revolving around inspiration and education through music.