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The Wiggles’ Anthony Field replaced by young performer Michael King

‘Blue Wiggle’ Anthony Field, 56, is REPLACED in the children’s group by young Dreamworld performer Michael King, 23, after falling ill

The last original member of The Wiggles, Anthony Field, has revealed his replacement.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, Field announced he had been replaced by 23-year-old Dreamworld performer – and Wiggles superfan – Michael King.

But despite having entertained kids for almost 30 years, the ‘blue Wiggle’ insisted that he hasn’t hung up his iconic blue vest just yet, and is simply having a sick day.

Surprise announcement: The last original band member of children's music group The Wiggles, Anthony Field (L) has been replaced by Michael King (R)

Surprise announcement: The last original band member of children’s music group The Wiggles, Anthony Field (L) has been replaced by Michael King (R) 

The out-of-action Wiggle shared a happy snap with his temporary replacement, who was all smiles while wearing a similar blue vest.  

‘Feeling very ill today (loving the shows though), young @michael_king95 “Wiggle Brain of the Universe” is on stand by,’ Field wrote in the accompanying caption.

‘He knows the show better than me! One more to go! Shepparton love ya!’

'Feeling very ill today': Anthony had to miss a show due to health issues, which led to Michael stepping in to replace him

 ‘Feeling very ill today’: Anthony had to miss a show due to health issues, which led to Michael stepping in to replace him 

Out of action: Field took to Instagram on Friday to reveal he is temporarily out of action

Out of action: Field took to Instagram on Friday to reveal he is temporarily out of action 

King, who works as an entertainer at Dreamworld, has been a fan of The Wiggles for many years and often appears on their Facebook and social media accounts 

The photo has since gone viral, with many fans taking to the social platform to give their regards to Field while congratulating King on the new gig

‘Oh no, being sick is the worst! Hope you get well soon!’ one supportive fan wrote.

Familiar face: Mr King, who works as an entertainer at Dreamworld, has been a fan of The Wiggles for many years and often appears on their Facebook and social media accounts

Familiar face: Mr King, who works as an entertainer at Dreamworld, has been a fan of The Wiggles for many years and often appears on their Facebook and social media accounts

‘Hope your feelin’ better soon, Anto. The blue skivvy would be in good hands with Michael,’ another person said. 

A third person added: ”Woohoo! Do us all proud mate! Get well Anthony!’ 

Field founded The Wiggles with with his fellow Macquarie University students Murray Cook, Greg Page and former bandmate Jeff Fatt in 1991.  

World domination: The Wiggles are currently touring Australia. (Pictured: Lachy Gillespie, Emma Watkins, Simon Pryce, and Anthony Field)

World domination: The Wiggles are currently touring Australia. (Pictured: Lachy Gillespie, Emma Watkins, Simon Pryce, and Anthony Field)

Daily Mail UK

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