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    24 Things You Need To Know About The Wiggles

    24 facts for 24 Wiggly years.

    1. Anthony, the Blue Wiggle actually created the iconic group.

    2. The Wiggles originally had five members and they didn't wear their iconic bright coloured skivvies. The fifth member, Phillip Wilcher, left because he didn't enjoy performing as much as he did composing music.

    3. The new Yellow Wiggle, Emma, and Purple Wiggle, Lachy, have been dating for approximately three years, and recently got engaged.

    4. Forbes stated that in 2012 The Wiggles generated $28.2 million. That's a lot of fruit salads.

    5. At the start of The Wiggles journey Anthony played not only the Blue Wiggle, but also Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog.

    6. Paul Paddick became Captain Feathersword full-time when Anthony had to go to hospital for a hernia operation.

    7. Paul had met Anthony when his then-girlfriend rented Anthony's apartment.

    8. Both Paul and Hugh Jackman auditioned for the role of Gaston in their performing arts school's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

    9. At one stage Paul was playing the Blue Wiggle, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Dorothy the Dinosaur.

    10. Dorothy the Dinosaur was originally voiced by Murray the Red Wiggle.

    11. The Wiggles have sold over 30 million albums and DVDs since they started in 1991.

    12. Kylie Minogue was made an honorary "Pink Wiggle" in 2009.

    13. Anthony, Greg and Murray met while studying Early Childhood Education at Macquarie University.

    14. Anthony and Jeff were in a pub rock band called The Cockroaches in the 1980s.

    15. Many celebrities are fans of the Wiggles, with people like Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Martin and Nicole Richie attending their concerts.

    16. Anthony can play a slew of instruments including the tin whistle, didgeridoo and bagpipes.

    17. The Wiggles sold out 12 straight shows at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    18. The Wiggles are the world's most popular children's entertainment group.

    19. Anthony is twice the age of Emma, the current Yellow Wiggle.

    20. Sam Moran replaced Greg, the original Yellow Wiggle after spending five years as a back up performer for The Wiggles when Greg fell seriously ill.

    21. When Greg decided to return to the band, Sam was dismissed, with Anthony stating, "Sam was just doing a job. He was a hired hand."

    22. Greg owns the fourth biggest collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia in the world.

    23. The Wiggles have more Australian tour dates than 5 Seconds Of Summer.

    24. The Wiggles have been together for 24 years. That's longer than any member of 5 Seconds of Summer has been alive.

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