Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Purple Wiggle Ready for Enjoyable Retirement

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Purple Wiggle Ready for Enjoyable Retirement

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HELEN SANDSTROM

helen.sandstrom@northernstar.com.au

THERE are no purple clothes in Jeff Fatt's wardrobe.

The Casino-born Wiggle vowed he wouldn't wear the colour off stage when he first donned a purple skivvy 21 years ago.

It's a promise he's kept.

aI have no purple civilian clothes. I've kept the colour for my Wiggles persona and haven't worn the colour in public since the group started,a says Mr Fatt.

He will wear the purple skivvy for the last time in December when he and two other members of the original line- up a Murray Cook and Greg Page a farewell their Australian fans.

aIn the shows on this tour we acknowledge that we're leaving. There have been tears from some kids.

aThe response from par- ents has also been very heartfelt as some have grown up with The Wiggles,a he said.

Mr Fatt turns 60 next year and said the physical toll of performing and touring was the reason he was farewelling his purple persona.

aSixty is sort of a life-changing milestone and it made sense to leave now. I've had health issues,a he said.

aI love the physicality of The Wiggles, but it was the right time to step back and let the younger Wiggles inject new life into the group.a

Original member, Anthony Field, will stay on and lead the new line-up a Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Simon Pryce a who were handpicked by the group. …

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