Australia’s popular children’s music group, The Wiggles, has a new cast member and he’s energizing TikTok moms.
Singer and dancer John Pearce joined the children’s group in 2021 best recognized by the bright and colorful monochromatic outfits.
Pearce (who often appears in the group dressed in purple) made waves as part of the group’s expanded lineup alongside new members Evie Ferris, Kelly Hamilton and Tsehay Hawkins in the 2022 “Fruit Salad TV Big Show Tour” arena- tour in Australia. Although his music and movements are intended for children, Pearce’s appearance has stirred up a stir among mothers and non-mothers alike.
“And again, 15 years later I’m a fan of wobbling,” one TikToker wrote in the comment section of a post from his personal page showing him dancing.
“I don’t remember fruit salad being this good when I was growing up.”
Upon closer examination of Pearce’s TikTok page and the comment sections, it’s clear that fans aren’t just interested in Pearce’s radiant smile and musicianship. A light scroll shows that most of Pearce’s new fans are in love with his vast collection of tattoos.
“Dagyyum!” another user agreed. “Where were you when my son was watching wiggles! What excuse do I have now if I get caught looking!”
“I loved to wiggle when I was little, I didn’t think I would follow again at 29,” read one comment.
Still, it’s not just the moms who feel giddy for the singer and his age-appropriate dance moves.
“I don’t even have kids,” one user replied. “How did I end up here.”
“I don’t even have a kid, and I think I’m going to watch the wobbles,” another admirer commented.
Formed in 1991, The Wiggles originally consisted of just four members: Greg Page, Jeff Fatt, Murray Cook, and the band’s founding member, Anthony Field.
In 2021, Field heralded the new members’ Instagram debut, calling it a step in a “direction that truly represents and serves our community more inclusively.”
“Striving to inspire a diverse audience with its gender-balanced and diverse cast, Fruit Salad TV is sure to bring smiles to the faces of children around the world as they see themselves reflected on screen.” said the Wiggles Instagram page at the time.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com