The Wiggles: Tsehey Hawkins pose on the ARIA red carpet as Emma Watkins shares a throwback

The Wiggles are set to make an appearance at the ARIA Awards with new bandmate Tsehey Hawkins.

And on Wednesday, the original band members of children’s entertainment group – Anthony Field, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt – posed for a photo with Tsehey ahead of her ARIA debut.

The group were out of their uniform and in casual outfits for the rehearsals of their performance in a photo shared on The Wiggles Instagram account.

Off duty Wiggles: The original Wiggles band members posed for a photo with Tsehey Hawkins during rehearsals ahead of her ARIA Awards debut on Wednesday. Tsehey dressed in a brown jacket with a checked top and jeans, alongside Anthony Field, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt

Tsehey, 16, opted for a brown leather jacket with a checked midriff top, jeans and sneakers.

‘Having fun at the rehearsal of the @aria_official awards!’ the caption read.

The Wiggles added that their ‘fingers are crossed’ for their album ‘Lullabies with Love’ to win in the Best Children’s Album category.

Reminiscing: Meanwhile, ex-Wiggle Emma Watkins reminisced her part in the ensemble tribute performance of I Am Woman to Helen Reddy, last year. She sung alongside Kate Cebrano, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem and Marcia Hines (pictured together)

Reminiscing: Meanwhile, ex-Wiggle Emma Watkins reminisced her part in the ensemble tribute performance of I Am Woman to Helen Reddy, last year. She sung alongside Kate Cebrano, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem and Marcia Hines (pictured together)

Meanwhile, ex-Wiggle Emma Watkins reminisced about her part in the ensemble tribute performance of I Am Woman to Helen Reddy last year.

At the time she had sung alongside Kate Cebrano, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem and Marcia Hines, as well as Amy Shark and Tones and I.

The 32-year-old wrote in the caption ‘ARIA #moments’ along with a black heart emoji.

End of an era: This comes after Emma announced she would be leaving the iconic children's entertainment group at the end of the year to focus on her PhD at Macquarie University. Pictured is Emma with Simon Pryce, Lachlan Gillespie and Anthony Field

End of an era: This comes after Emma announced she would be leaving the iconic children’s entertainment group at the end of the year to focus on her PhD at Macquarie University. Pictured is Emma with Simon Pryce, Lachlan Gillespie and Anthony Field

Emma announced she would be leaving the iconic children’s entertainment group at the end of the year to focus on her PhD at Macquarie University.

She said in a statement that the Covid-19 lockdown made her reassess her priorities, and she realised how much she missed being at home.

‘After 11 years of performing with The Wiggles, and nine of those as the Yellow Wiggle, the time has come for me to pass the yellow skivvy on,’ she said.

'The time has come': Emma said in a statement that the Covid-19 lockdown made her reassess her priorities, and she realised how much she missed being at home. She said: the pandemic has given me time to reflect on what is important in life'

‘The time has come’: Emma said in a statement that the Covid-19 lockdown made her reassess her priorities, and she realised how much she missed being at home. She said: the pandemic has given me time to reflect on what is important in life’

‘Like many people around the world, the pandemic has given me time to reflect on what is important in life.

‘For me, that means spending more time at home, something that I didn’t realise I was missing out on being away eight months of the year on tour, but something that I have really cherished over the last 18 months.’

She added: ‘I am also really looking forward to devoting more time and energy on completing my PhD that incorporates my ongoing passion for sign language, dance and film editing, and to having more time to work with the deaf community.’

Home life: She said, 'For me, that means spending more time at home, something that I didn't realise I was missing out on being away eight months of the year on tour.' Pictured is Emma with her mother (left)

Home life: She said, 'For me, that means spending more time at home, something that I didn't realise I was missing out on being away eight months of the year on tour.' Pictured is Emma with her fiancé Oliver Brian (right)

Home life: She said, ‘For me, that means spending more time at home, something that I didn’t realise I was missing out on being away eight months of the year on tour.’ Pictured is Emma with her mother (left) and with her fiancé Oliver Brian (right) 

Focus: She continued, 'I am also really looking forward to devoting more time and energy on completing my PhD that incorporates my ongoing passion for sign language, dance and film editing, and to having more time to work with the deaf community'

Focus: She continued, ‘I am also really looking forward to devoting more time and energy on completing my PhD that incorporates my ongoing passion for sign language, dance and film editing, and to having more time to work with the deaf community’

Emma is passionate about sign language and raising awareness of Australia’s deaf community after growing up with her best friend having two deaf brothers.

Her PhD, which she has been researching for several years, focuses on the affective, artistic integrations of sign language, dance and film editing.

She has also completed a Diploma of Auslan (Australian Sign Language).  

Academia: Emma is passionate about sign language and raising awareness of Australia's deaf community after growing up with her best friend having two deaf brothers. Her PhD focuses on the affective, artistic integrations of sign language, dance and film editing

Academia: Emma is passionate about sign language and raising awareness of Australia’s deaf community after growing up with her best friend having two deaf brothers. Her PhD focuses on the affective, artistic integrations of sign language, dance and film editing

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