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Hi-5 may or may not be reuniting. Here's where the original cast are now, 22 years later.

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: The original cast of the noughties kids TV show Hi-5 may or may not be reuniting.

Yes, we’re talking about those five, overexcited singing and dancing people with blonde highlights who used to tell you to ‘hide your eyes and count to 10’.

If you still need reminding, here’s some old-school footage from early episodes of Hi-5. Post continues after video.

This week, former Hi-5 member Nathan Foley shared a throwback photo of himself with fellow former members Tim Harding, Kellie Crawford, Kathleen De Leon Jones and Charli Robinson on Instagram, asking fans of the show if they would like a Hi-5 reunion.

“Who wants the original Hi-5 to do a special 18+ reunion concert? If you think we should? Then let us know if you’ll be there,” Foley wrote.

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News of a potential reunion comes not long after iconic Aussie kids entertainers The Wiggles hosted a benefit concert to raise funds for bushfire relief, so the possibility of a Hi-5 reunion concert is not that far-fetched.

It also made us realise it’s been 22 years (!!!) since Hi-5 first aired on the telly in 1998, so we thought we’d better check in on what they’ve all been up to.

Ready or not, here’s where the original Hi-5 cast are now.

Charli Robinson.

No longer chasing Jup Jup around the studio or doing octopus dances, Charli has remained on our screens since her Hi-5 days.

Her career since performing with the kids group has included stints on radio filling in for the The Kyle & Jackie O Show and hosting the breakfast slot on the Gold Coast’s Sea FM.

 

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She was also on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars (2008), co-hosted It Takes Two in 2009 and appeared in the short film Tegan the Vegan. She’s currently giving us all the wanderlust via Channel 9’s Getaway, which you can follow over on her tropical paradise-filled Instagram account.

Charli split from husband Brent Delaney in 2009 after 16 years together and is now engaged to Liam Talbot, Australian racing driver and son of mining magnate Ken Talbot. The couple, who have been together since February 2016, have a one-year-old daughter named Kensington.

Kellie Crawford (Hoggart).

Since departing Hi-5 in 2008, Kellie has worked as an actor, voice artist and TV presenter. Most recently, she was a panel judge on the 2018 reality talent show All Together Now – The 100.

In May of 2008, she married production manager, Adam Crawford, after a 10-week engagement. This was after her and fellow Hi-5 member, Nathan Foley, called off their engagement. She is currently dating Aussie singer songwriter Rhys Tolhurst. The couple announced in late 2019 they have plans to release a podcast.

 

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According to her LinkedIn profile, immediately after Hi-5, Kellie worked on a number of roles as an assistant director on Australian Film Big Mumma’s Boy (2009) and as a lighting assistant for film company Big Picture and Channel 7. However, now it seems like she’s found her footing pursuing makeup artistry, working as a freelance makeup artist for Channel 7.

In 2009, Kellie was at the centre of a controversial Ralph  – yes, the men’s interest magazine that has since folded – cover that caused backlash with parenting groups. However, Kellie told the Courier Mail that it was “something I did for myself to remind myself that I am a woman”.

Kathleen de Leon Jones.

The first to leave Hi-5 in 2007 to focus on raising her child, Kathleen is now married to Daniel Jones, one half of Savage Garden.

Together they have two daughters, Mikayla de Leon Jones, born in 2006, and Keira de Leon Jones, born in 2010. Kathleen and Daniel met at the Logie Awards in 2000 and she regularly posts adorable pictures of the couple on Instagram.

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According to an interview Daniel gave to realestate.com back in 2016, the family has since relocated to Las Vegas, where he flips houses. However, they regularly come back to Sydney.

Nathan Foley.

The loveable guitar-strumming member of the group has had a lucrative musical theatre career since his Hi-5 days, appearing in productions of Jerry Springer the OperaGrease on the Beach, and Mamma Mia.

Most recently, he did some Hi-5 tribute songs at The Wiggles’ 2020 bushfire relief concert and has just announced plans for a new album and tour. Apart from that, Foley has been travelling the world performing on cruise ships. The role earned him the title of Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year in 2015.

 

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Foley is also a new dad. He and his wife, Jamaican model and fashion designer Nicolette Gomex-Foley, welcomed their first child Jackson in December, 2019.

Tim Harding.

After being forced to leave Hi-5 in 2007 due to “horrific injuries” sustained from a motorcycle accident, Tim is still performing music solo and with his band Soultraders. (Which, FYI, you can book for your next function or wedding.)

In March, 2016 it was reported he moved to Newcastle with his wife and daughter to pursue the “beachie lifestyle,” – his words, not ours – before welcoming second daughter Beatrix Joelle into the world in February, 2017.

 

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Harding and Crawford also appear to have remained close friends, posting photos from their wholesome catch ups on Instagram.

Did you watch Hi-5 as a kid? Would you go to a reunion concert? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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