The Wiggles: Blue Wiggle Anthony Field admits he’s been miming ‘for years’


Blue Wiggle Anthony Field admits he’s been miming ‘for YEARS’ with Simon Pryce singing his low notes – as he lifts the lid on the band’s secrets


Anthony Field has dropped a bombshell about The Wiggles, admitting he doesn’t sing all his parts because he can’t hit the low notes.

The Blue Wiggle revealed on Nova FM’s Fitzy and Wippa on Tuesday he has ‘mimed’ certain parts ‘for years’ while performing with the children’s band.

The 58-year-old made the admission after being asked to sing Fruit Salad, telling radio hosts Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli: ‘I never sing.’

Mic drop: Anthony Field (right) has dropped a bombshell about The Wiggles, admitting he doesn’t sing all his parts because he can’t hit the low notes. Pictured with Lachlan Gillespie (left), Emma Watkins (centre left) and Simon Pryce (centre right) in NYC in June 2018

Co-host Sarah McGilvray asked him: ‘Have you just, like, lifted the lid on a huge Wiggles scandal? That you don’t sing?’

‘Believe this or not, I mimed Simon’s voice for years,’ he said, referring to his co-star Simon Pryce, a.k.a. the Red Wiggle.

‘People ask me to sing in public and they get very disappointed,’ Anthony added.

Trade secret: The Blue Wiggle revealed on Nova FM's Fitzy and Wippa on Tuesday he has 'mimed' certain parts 'for years' while performing with the children's band. Pictured in 2016

Trade secret: The Blue Wiggle revealed on Nova FM’s Fitzy and Wippa on Tuesday he has ‘mimed’ certain parts ‘for years’ while performing with the children’s band. Pictured in 2016

Anthony does sing live at concerts and performs most of his parts on TV shows and recordings, but gets Simon (right, with his partner Lauren Hannaford) to sing the lower notes he can't reach

Stepping in: Anthony does perform most of his parts on TV shows and recordings, but gets Simon Pryce (right, with his partner Lauren Hannaford) to sing the lower notes he can’t reach

Sarah said those ‘disappointed’ fans would have thought he was being a ‘diva’.

‘Oh, well, in my day it was called the Milli Vanilli!’ Anthony laughed, referring to the R&B duo infamously exposed for lip syncing in the late 1980s.

However, Anthony wasn’t being entirely serious when he said he ‘never’ sings.

He does sing during live concerts and performs most of his parts on TV shows and recordings, but gets Simon to sing the lower notes he can’t reach.  

Another secret! Anthony also discussed The Wiggles' UberEats ads with Simon Cowell (pictured). He revealed an actor named Richard stood in for the British record executive, who couldn't be present for the shoot

Another secret! Anthony also discussed The Wiggles’ UberEats ads with Simon Cowell (pictured). He revealed an actor named Richard stood in for the British record executive, who couldn’t be present for the shoot

Elsewhere, Anthony discussed The Wiggles’ UberEats ads with Simon Cowell.

He revealed an actor named Richard stood in for the British record executive, who couldn’t be present for the shoot.

Simon’s face was digitally added in post-production.

‘I don’t know how they do it digitally but they removed his head and put Simon’s head there,’ he explained.

‘[Richard] is a great actor, and he’s a real estate agent in the eastern suburbs.’ 

The magic of television! Simon's face was digitally added in post-production

The magic of television! Simon’s face was digitally added in post-production

The Wiggles last week announced the hiring of four new ‘diverse’ members. 

Three women and a former pop singer will be joining Anthony, Simon, Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie.

Former Wiggles dancer Kelly Hamilton, 45, will be sharing the stage with newcomer Tsehay Hawkins, a 15-year-old who was adopted from Ethiopia. 

They will be joined by Justice Crew member John Pearce, a 30-year-old personal trainer with a Filipino background. 

Rounding out the new arrivals is Evie Ferris, a 24-year-old Indigenous dancer from Cairns. 

Diversity: The Wiggles last week announced the hiring of four new 'diverse' members: Tsehay Hawkins, John Pearce, Kelly Hamilton and Evie Ferris

Diversity: The Wiggles last week announced the hiring of four new ‘diverse’ members: Tsehay Hawkins, John Pearce, Kelly Hamilton and Evie Ferris

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