It was such a fun experience and, you know, you never want to get voted off anything but I had a blast. I was more than happy to have done my time there and move on, it really was a lot of fun.
I was getting little messages from parents saying, you know, my three-year-old heard you sing and you knew it was Simon straightaway. So I don't think I fooled too many three year olds in the country [laughs].
I think it was just the opportunity to do something different and something that I'd never normally do. As The Wiggles, we are touring for about nine months of the year, so we very rarely get opportunities to do external things because we're away so much.
The Wiggles, when we took over, it'd been around for over 20 years, so it was a little bit daunting at first, but the children embraced that straightaway. And, we always tried to just hold onto to what the legacy of The Wiggles, which is entertaining and educating children in their early development.
We were filming the finale when someone tested positive and everything got shut down instantly. I mean, it was such a COVID safe environment already, all the safety precautions were in place. Thankfully my wife, Lauren, was with me in Melbourne so we then quarantined together for 14 days. But we're all healthy and safe, so that's all we can ask for.
It's tricky, isn't it? I think the public have heard more than, than I've heard. We're kept so secret from everyone, you don't mix with anyone at all and you only hear voices occasionally in group performances.
Really excited. This is our first baby, so, there are a lot of unknowns on the way for us. I spend plenty of time entertaining children but I have never had any of my own, but we're really excited. We're due early to mid January.
We will find out the gender, funnily enough we have the gender in an envelope with us and we haven't opened it yet. Because of COVID I wasn't able to go in and have the latest scans with Lauren, so they wrote it down and put it in an envelope, and we haven't opened it yet.