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Wiggles prove their appeal with farewell concert

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Ella Fisher

The Wiggles farewelled Canberra today ... but have assured kids their DVDs will still work.

The Wiggles farewelled Canberra today ... but have assured kids their DVDs will still work. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Canberra teens said goodbye to the skivvy-clad singers of their childhood at The Wiggles final concerts today.

Teenagers joined kids and their mums and dads to farewell the red, yellow and purple Wiggles they grew up with.

The Celebration Tour marked The Wiggles' 21st year and was the last time ACT residents could see the original line-up with Murray, Greg and Jeff handing over their skivvies at the end of the year.

The Wiggles perform at AIS Arena. The new Wiggles, Emma (Watkins), Lachlan (Gillespie), and Simon (Pryce), are introduced to the crowd. Click for more photos

Wiggling it one last time in the capital

The Original Wiggles play in Canberra for the last time. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Their replacements, Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie, and Simon Pryce are not quite in skivvys quite yet and performed alongside the original Wiggles wearing "in training" t-shirts.

Proving their broad appeal, new purple wiggle Lachy serenaded Dorothy the Dinosaur on one knee with a version of One Direction's One Thing after spotting screaming teens in the crowd.

Kids of all ages dressed up as their favourite Wiggle, with many dinosaur tails and pirate hats dotted through the crowd. Eleven-year-old Elliott even made his own Wags the Dog costume.

The concert featured everyone's old favourites including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword.

Children arrived with bunches of roses and handmade bones to give Dorothy and Wags during the performance.

Two-year-old Tahlia and her brother Lachlan Vincent made Wags a bone with their mum Melissa.

"We have been fans for over four years. We are excited to say goodbye to the original Wiggles and see the new ones. But Tahlia is most excited about giving Dorothy her roses," said Mrs Vincent.

Canberra fans were introduced to the sounds of the Wiggles to come with a performance of a new song called Do the Propeller.

But Murray assured kids that even though Greg, Jeff and himself are leaving the Wiggles, the old DVDs would still work after being asked by a young worried fan.

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