Emma Watkins introduces her new child character, Emma Memma – after leaving The Wiggles last year
Emma Watkins has created a new child character, Emma Memma.
The former yellow Wiggle, 32, revealed her new alter ego on Sunday after leaving the children’s supergroup last October.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Emma said: “We really wanted to keep it light.”
Ex-Wiggle Emma Watkins, 32, (pictured) revealed her quirky new children’s act ‘Emma Memma’ on Sunday after leaving the children’s supergroup in October last year
In a promotional clip shared on Instagram, Emma can be seen in a bright orange dress.
She focuses on sign language and butterflies in the clip.
“Research shows that warm and bright colors are very intriguing for preschoolers,” Emma told the release of the new look.
“Pink has always been a part of my wardrobe, but orange is such a bright and happy color, it’s not such a celebrated color because it’s not part of the primary spectrum.”
Emma said the new color is about moving forward.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Emma said: ‘We really wanted to keep it light’
“It feels like the color represents this new chapter that’s moving forward, and because orange is a symbol of happiness, I think we like to represent that,” Emma said
“It feels like the color represents this new chapter that’s moving forward and because orange is symbolic of being happy I think we like to represent that.”
Emma broke her silence when she leaked The Wiggles to Stellar magazine in January.
‘I’m really sorry. I never, ever, ever – ever – want to let the kids down,’ said Emma, clearly upset by the major restructuring.
‘I’m really sorry. I never, ever, ever want to let the kids down,” Emma Stellar said in January, visibly upset by the major shock. Shown with The Wiggles
Watkins referenced the experience when she took time off to have surgery for her endometriosis in 2018 and she was temporarily replaced by two fill-in cast members.
“I felt awful and kept thinking, how do we do this? But the kids still came to the shows because they love the music.
“This experience helped me to make this decision because after that everyone was fine.”
Emma made the surprise announcement of her departure in October, revealing she was leaving The Wiggles after 11 years with the band
Watkins made the surprise announcement of her departure in October, revealing she was leaving The Wiggles after 11 years with the band.
Taking a break from touring with the group during the Covid pandemic last year prompted Emma to re-evaluate her priorities in life and focus on her education.
Emma’s PhD research focuses on the affective, artistic integrations of sign language, dance, and film editing. She recently completed it.
Emma is married to Oliver Brian (R) and the couple tied the knot in May