The Chronicle



BELOVED Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins has explained why she’s quitting the children’s group, saying eight months of touring a year was causing her to “miss out”.

In an emotional video posted to social media, Watkins spoke about her 11-year stint with The Wiggles and said the Covid-19 pandemic had caused her to reflect on “what is important in life”.

“For me, that means spending more time at home, something I didn’t realise I was missing out on … but something that I have really cherished over the last 18 months,” she told her fans.

“I am looking forward to devoting more time and energy on completing my PhD that incorporat­es my ongoing passion for sign language, dance and film editing.”

She will finish at the end of the year, with The Wiggles naming 16-year-old Tsehay Hawkins as her replacemen­t.

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