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Kelly Hamilton’s secret life as a roadie before joining The Wiggles

EXCLUSIVE: The Wiggles newcomer Kelly Hamilton’s secret life as a roadie is revealed as she joins the children’s group

Kelly Hamilton has joined The Wiggles as part of the group’s diverse shake-up. 

And Daily Mail Australia can reveal the 45-year-old isn’t new to the spotlight, having worked as a roadie with touring bands for the past decade.

Kelly has toured Australia with the likes of Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin during their 2017 tour, and singer Grace Jones in 2018.

EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Hamilton’s secret life as a roadie is revealed as the 45-year-old joins The Wiggles as part of the group’s diverse shake up

She has also toured with Pink, Beyoncé and Foo Fighters. 

According to a former associate, Kelly has always dreamt of being on the stage.

‘Kelly has always wanted to become famous and would joke that one day she would be the one getting driven around,’ they said.

Chasing her dreams: Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the 45-year-old is not new to the spotlight, having worked as a roadie driving around touring bands for the past decade. Pictured right with American singer 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Chasing her dreams: Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the 45-year-old is not new to the spotlight, having worked as a roadie driving around touring bands for the past decade. Pictured right with American singer ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

'Kelly has always wanted to become famous and would joke that one day she would be the one getting driven around,' a former associate told Daily Mail Australia. Pictured with Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin during their 2017 Australian tour

‘Kelly has always wanted to become famous and would joke that one day she would be the one getting driven around,’ a former associate told Daily Mail Australia. Pictured with Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin during their 2017 Australian tour

'She was originally a backup dancer for The Wiggles in 2009, and that has always the first thing she would bring up when she talks about her side hustle.' Pictured with Take That

 ‘She was originally a backup dancer for The Wiggles in 2009, and that has always the first thing she would bring up when she talks about her side hustle.’ Pictured with Take That

Passionate: 'Kelly has been working part-time as a children's entertainer and chauffeuring crew when she gets a call,' the source said. Pictured left with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl

Passionate: ‘Kelly has been working part-time as a children’s entertainer and chauffeuring crew when she gets a call,’ the source said. Pictured left with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl

‘Kelly has been working part-time as a children’s entertainer and chauffeuring crew when she gets a call,’ the source said.

‘She was a back-up dancer for The Wiggles in 2009, and that was always the first thing she would bring up when talking about her side hustle.’ 

According to Wigglepedia, Kelly briefly appeared as a ‘Wiggly Dancer’ for the group before appearing on Sesame Street and Play School.

Showing her wild side! One photo on her now public Instagram shows the star covering a photo of a bare breast on her page. Pictured with friends

Showing her wild side! One photo on her now public Instagram shows the star covering a photo of a bare breast on her page. Pictured with friends

Not her first rodeo! Kelly briefly appeared as a 'Wiggly Dancer' for the group before she appeared on fellow shows Sesame Street and Play School. Pictured with new Red Wiggle Tsehay (left), original Blue Wiggle Anthony Field (centre)

Not her first rodeo! Kelly briefly appeared as a ‘Wiggly Dancer’ for the group before she appeared on fellow shows Sesame Street and Play School. Pictured with new Red Wiggle Tsehay (left), original Blue Wiggle Anthony Field (centre)

The Wiggles last week announced the hiring of four new ‘diverse’ members. 

Three women and a former pop singer will be joining Anthony Field, Simon Pryce, Emma and Lachlan Gillespie.

Kelly will be sharing the Wiggles’ stage with fellow newcomer Tsehay Hawkins, a 15-year-old who was adopted from Ethiopia. 

They will be joined by Justice Crew member John Pearce, a 30-year-old personal trainer with a Filipino background. 

Rounding out the new arrivals is Evie Ferris, a 24-year-old Indigenous dancer from Cairns. 

Shake-up! The Wiggles last week announced the hiring of four new 'diverse' members

Shake-up! The Wiggles last week announced the hiring of four new ‘diverse’ members



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