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Who is Tsehay Hawkins? Emma Watkins’ replacement as the new Yellow Wiggle

Following the announcement of Emma Watkins’ departure from The Wiggles, Tsehay Hawkins is set to replace the first female member.

Only 16 years old, Hawkins will don the yellow skivvy as Watkins says goodbye to the iconic children’s group at the end of the year.

“I am overjoyed. It is going to be an amazing experience and I am so grateful I have this opportunity to inspire young kids,” Hawkins told Today.

READ MORE: Emma Watkins tears up about Wiggles exit

New Yellow Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins. (Supplied)

“I think it is amazing and I am definitely going to miss Emma. She was so amazing and I know she will succeed in everything she does in the future.”

Get to know the new Yellow Wiggle, Tsehay Hawkins.

Who is Tsehay Hawkins?

Tsehay Hawkins (pronounced se-hi) is an adopted Ethiopian Latin Motion dancer. She will join Anthony, Lachy and Simon as The Wiggles hit the road for a huge tour of Australia in 2022.

Her name means “The Sun” in Amharic.

READ MORE: Emma Watkins announces she’s leaving The Wiggles

“I am honoured to be joining The Wiggles at such an exciting time for the group,” Hawkins said in a statement.

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Tsehay Hawkins, the new yellow Wiggle (Supplied)

I grew up watching The Wiggles and I’ve already loved working with Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy, Evie, Kelly, John and all the Wiggly characters filming their latest TV series Fruit Salad TV.”

Hawkins continued, “Dancing has always been my passion, and I look forward to being able to share the joy of song and dance with children all over the world!”

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How old is Tsehay Hawkins?

Born in 2005, Hawkins is 16 years old. She was only 15 when she became a Wiggle, breaking former Yellow Wiggle Greg Page‘s record of 19 for the youngest to join the group.

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Tsehay Hawkins with Dorothy, Wags and Henry. (Supplied)

How long has Tsehay Hawkins been with the Wiggles?

Tsehay Hawkins has been performing with The Wiggles since 2020.

Cast as the second Red Wiggle alongside Simon Pryce, Hawkins made her wiggly debut on Fruit Salad TV.

Does Tsehay Hawkins have Instagram?

You can follow Tsehay Hawkins here @tsehay.hawkins.

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