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Phillip was the fifth wiggle of the group, before they had their iconic coloured skivvies. He wrote and provided the keys for most of the songs on the Wiggles' debut album. He is the only Wiggle to not appear in a video, except for the original music videos of Get Ready To Wiggle and Dorothy the Dinosaur. He has not made an appearance in any part of the Wiggles franchise since 1992. He was the very first member ever to leave the group. According to Phillip Wilcher, the reason why he left is because he wasn't comfortable performing with the other four Wiggles. Their spokesperson, Dianna O'Neill, claims that he submitted a letter of resignation because he wanted to continue composing classical music. He is also the only original Wiggle who has not appeared in a movie, TV series and not wear a specific coloured skivvy.

Trivia

  • He was the second oldest Wiggle out of the five original Wiggles.
  • You can hear his voice on many of the songs on the debut album.
  • Although he was portrayed as a trumpet player in the Get Ready To Wiggle music video, his real world counterpart plays the piano, not the trumpet.
  • Phillip said himself online if he were to wear a coloured skivvy, he would be the green or white wiggle. In real life, these colours were worn by Anthony
  • He is still active on social media.
Characters
The Wiggly Group The Wiggles Anthony Wiggle (since 1991) • Lachy Wiggle (since 2013) • Tsehay Wiggle (since 2021) • Simon Wiggle (since 2013)
The Fruit Salad TV Wiggles Evie Wiggle (since 2021) • Lucia Wiggle (since 2022) • Caterina Wiggle (since 2022) • John Wiggle (since 2021)
The Wiggly Friends Dorothy the Dinosaur (since 1991) • Henry the Octopus (since 1992) • Captain Feathersword (since 1993) • Wags the Dog (since 1995) • Shirley Shawn the Unicorn (since 2019)
Secondary Officer Beaples (1997-2000, 2006, 2013-present) • Bok the Hand Puppet (since 2021) • Paloma the Mermaid (since 2021)
Former Wiggles Murray Wiggle (1991-2012) • Jeff Wiggle (1991-2012) • Greg Wiggle (1991-2006; 2012) • Phillip Wiggle (1991) • Sam Wiggle (2006-2011) • Emma Wiggle (2013-2021) • Kelly Wiggle (FSTV; 2021-2022)
Minor Characters Flora Door (1999-2000, 2021) • Hot-Pots The Oven (1999-2006) • Foodman (1998, 2004, 2009) • The Little Wiggles (2005-2006, 2015, 2017) • Magdalena the Mermaid (2002, 2006) • Professor Singalottasonga (1999, 2005-2006) • Ringo the Ringmaster (2009-2012) • Santa Claus (since 1997) • The Wagettes (1997-1999, 2003) • Wally the Great (1997) • The Wiggly Dancers (since 2000)
Selected Guest Stars Christine Anu (2000, 2016) • Morgan Crowley (2001, 2017) • Lee Hawkins (2014) • Paul the Cook (Paul Hester) (1998) • The Irwins - Steve, Terri, Bindi and Robert (2002, 2017) • Kylie Minogue (2009, 2017) • Robert Rakete (2014-2015, 2021) • Alfonso Rinaldi (2002-2006, 2012) • Al Roker (2011) • Leo Sayer (2008) • Daryl Somers (2011) • Ross Wilson (2003)
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