Australian actress and animal lover Bindi Irwin has once again proven that she can keep up with professional partner Derek Hough during their breathtaking performance on Dancing with the Stars, Monday night.
The duo, who is often called "Team Crikey,” captivated the studio audience and the judges with their rumba rendition of "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," the famous finale from the film, Dirty Dancing.
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While the couple has been doing well the past few weeks, Hough was slightly worried with this particular performance due to the lifting portion of the routine.
Apparently, the 30-year-old professional dancer had never done a lift in the past. "I've never done the lift before," Derek said. He said that because his style was focused on “speed, agility, and technique” and that he was never a lifter. “It's a little scary, I'm not going to lie," the American dancer, who is also an actor and singer, said.
Fortunately, actress Jennifer Grey, who originally did the routine with co-star Patrick Swayze in the film, helped out in teaching the duo how to execute the lift perfectly.
The judges gave the pair a perfect score of 40, further bolstering Irwin’s status as one of the show’s favorites.
Meanwhile, Irwin, who is the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, was recently spotted “dancing” with a skeleton at the show’s Hollywood dance studio.
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The DWTS star was reportedly shooting a short footage that would be used for the show’s Halloween Special, which will be a few days away.
The conservationist wore black lycra gym pants, a neon-printed t-shirt, and khaki sneakers while she held the plastic skeleton close to her body. The 17-year-old did not even bother to wear makeup, which completely showed her pretty facial features.