Youngest ever fan of The Wiggles?

WHEN Carly Ryder’s baby arrives in a few months, there’s no doubt which children’s show they will be watching.

Carly, who is from Hervey Bay, became the live events manager for The Wiggles in 2008 and it’s a job she loves.

She moved away about seven years ago after making a name for herself in promotions, sales and marketing.

Her first job was as the landshark pilot and promotions assistant at Sea FM. It was a part-time job while she completed her visual arts diploma at the Hervey Bay Senior College.

In 2003 she moved to Bunbury in Western Australia as the network promotions director of Hot FM and Radiowest stations in WA.

But she decided to leave the radio industry behind when she started her own business, Minefield Events, where she worked with acts such as band Thirsty Merc, songstress Renee Geyer and others.

When she moved to Sydney in 2008 she joined The Wiggles and she says there is never a dull moment.

She is looking forward to the arrival of her first child in April next year and told the group the baby was a “Wiggles fan in the making”.

She says the support from the fab four has been overwhelming.

“Sam, the yellow Wiggle, recently became a dad and he sent me a beautiful email telling me I would never forget the first time I heard the baby’s heart beating.”

Carly has met several celebrities during her time with the group, including Kylie Minogue and Mental as Anything, and she reckons they have a lot of famous fans out there – including Apple Martin, daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

Carly is looking forward to returning to Hervey Bay to relax at Christmas.

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