When Dancing With The Stars Season 21 spoilers confirmed that 17 year old Bindi Irwin had joined the cast of the ABC dancing competition, she was already chosen as a front runner – and the Australian native did not disappoint during the season premiere. Of course the fact that she was paired up with seasoned vet and fan favorite Derek Hough didn’t exactly hurt her odds any. Now that Season 21 of DWTS is officially under way, Bindi Irwin has been doing a ton of press – and she truly is a fascinating young woman.
Bindi Irwin, the daughter of Beloved Steve Irwin, sat down with In Touch Magazine to discuss her new gig on Dancing With The Stars. Steve Irwin, an Australian wildlife enthusiast, was appropriately named “The Crocodile Hunter.” Bindi’s father passed away when she was just 8 years old, in 2006 he was filming a documentary in the ocean and was attacked by a massive stingray – he was pronounced dead a few moments later.
Of course, Bindi’s father’s tragic death came up in her interview with In Touch and the 17 year old dished, “We watch his DVD’s every morning, which is really special because we are able to remember him and talk about all of the fun times that we had. He was the most fearless person I knew – our lives were filled with adventure. And, like him I am very passionate and determined.”
Bindi Irwin also opened up about her personal life, she is currently dating professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell – and according to Bindi he is very supportive of her stint on Dancing With The Stars. Only time will tell though if their relationship will withstand the dancing competition, hours of rehearsal and flirting with dance partners seems to cause about one break-up every season.
Did you watch the season premiere of Dancing With The Stars? What did you think of Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough? Could they win the Mirror Ball Trophy? Will her relationship with Chadler Powell last the season? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL for all of your Dancing With The Stars spoilers and recaps!