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TURNS out even members of The Wiggles get a little star struck when face- to- face with Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston. Blue Wiggle Anthony Field took to social media on Sunday to boast of his meeting with the great JT, who was at the concert with his family. Apparently the pair traded stories of rotator cuff injuries. Thurston had surgery on his busted shoulder this week and will miss the rest of the 2017 National Rugby League season. Thurston’s elder daughters, Frankie and Charlie, seemed to have a great time, too, posing for their own photo with Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins. CRIKEY! The Frosty Mango welcomed a surprise guest this week when Bindi Irwin called in for an ice cream.
The 18- year- old Australia Zoo wildlife warrior and her American boyfriend Chandler Powell, 20, stopped by the iconic ice cream spot between Townsville and Ingham on Tuesday.
The young couple have been dating for more than two years, with Powell, a professional wakeboarder, reportedly moving in with the Irwin clan at Australia Zoo this year.
Owner Alf Poefinger said they both tried the signature mango ice cream during the visit. “They were a nice couple, down to earth,” he said. “It was great. We were great fans of her father.”
Mr Poefinger said he hadn’t realised how small- statured Bindi was in real life. “She’s a tiny girl and she’s very open and friendly,” he said.
Bindi, if you’re still around the region, we’d be happy to give you some more recommendations about must- visit North Queensland spots. There are plenty more places we think you should try. MOST would consider Bob the big gun of the Katter family but Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter has been given a shot at a new role. The younger Katter has been named as the patron of state peak body Pistol Shooting Queensland. But Mr Katter says that he doesn’t actually have that much experience with pistol shooting and he believed he had been chosen because he’s sympathetic to firearm owners. “I honestly believe they’re one of the most victimised groups in modern Australia,” he said. “I’m more of a sporting shooter with a rifle. “I’m not a great shot but I like it.” Mr Katter said pig shooting was one of his favourite things to do when he has some free time: “It’s also good because you’re helping the environment by getting rid of a feral pest.” COWBOYS player John Asiata may be a little bit preoccupied as NRL finals draw nearer, with his wife Shailah due to have a baby girl in nine weeks. The newest member of the Asiata family will be the couple’s first child. It seems Asiata is already planning to dote on the new arrival, gushing on social media about his “lil Princess”.