There’s a new member of The Wiggles, and something about him is different from the rest of the band
Singer and dancer John Pearce joined the group in 2021, and if you’re wondering why parents (especially moms) are taking note, well, just look at him.
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Pearce joined The Wiggles as part of the group’s more diverse, expanded lineup for this year. He’s now performing alongside his fellow new members Evie Ferris, Kelly Hamilton, and Tsehay Hawkins in the 2022 “Fruit Salad TV Big Show Tour” arena tour in Australia. And while he’s definitely a kids’ performer, he’s also (how do we say this politely?) ridiculously hot.
Ok TikTok, Pearce seems to be taking all this newfound attention in stride. He recently posted this video, where he pokes fun at the stark differences between his muscled, tattoo-covered self, and his bright purple clad Wiggles persona.
But the comments might actually be better than the video itself—they are hilariously thirsty.
“And once again, I’m a wiggles fan 15 years later,” one user wrote. Another added, “I don’t remember the fruit salad being this yummy growing up,” and SAME.
“Where were you when my son watched wiggles!” one mom asked. “Now what excuse will I have when caught watching!”
It’s not even just moms who are taking note that the newest Wiggle is serious eye candy. People who used to love The Wiggles as kids are tuning back in to see Pearce.
“I used to love the wiggles when I was little, didn’t think I’d be following again at 29,” one commenter wrote.
And then there’s this commenter: “I don’t even have any kids. How did I get here?”
Last year, when the new cast members were announced, founding Wiggles member Anthony Field called the changes a “direction that truly represents and serves our community more inclusively.”
“Seeking to inspire a diverse audience with its gender-balanced and diverse cast, Fruit Salad TV is sure to put a smile on the faces of children all around the world who see themselves reflected on the screen,” he said at the time.
It’s just an added bonus that they’re pretty nice to look at, too.