How Emma Watkins, the 'first girl Wiggle', created a powerful legacy

By Liz Giuffre
October 20 2021 - 9:00am
Emma Wiggle (Emma Watkins) greets fans at the start of the Ready Steady Wiggle concert at the AIS Arena in 2013. Photo: Canberra Times/Jeffrey Chan.

When Emma Watkins took over as "The Yellow Wiggle" in 2012 there were huge headlines. Her casting was a seismic shift for those who grew up loving her male predecessors (Greg Page, and then briefly Sam Moran), but also a challenge to the status quo. As Forbes proclaimed: "the Wiggles are dead. Long live the Wiggles."

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