Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Aussie Exports in Toon

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Aussie Exports in Toon

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One of the biggest pre-school phenomena of recent years, The Wiggles, are on Tyneside. Here are the details

Yes, it's time to wiggle! Bursting on to the UK's TV screens via Nick Jr, The Wiggles are an Australian children's entertainment group who have been performing for nearly 15 years in Australia, Asia, Canada and the USA.

With simple songs like Hot Potato, Monkey Dance and Rock-A-Bye Your Bear, the group ( also known as Greg Page, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, and Anthony Field ( have sold more than 17 million videos and DVDs and more than five million albums worldwide.

Recently selling more than 72,000 tickets for 12 shows at New York's Madison Square Garden Theatre, The Wiggles have not only become the biggest entertainment earners in Australia ( grabbing the number one slot while Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe are at two and three ( but have also garnered themselves an intriguing following of celebrity parents, including Robert De Niro, Cate Blanchett, James Hetfield from Metallica, Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick, to name but a few. …

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