'Dancing With the Stars' Season 21: Bindi Irwin Weighs In on Fear

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Dancing With the Stars season 21 airs next month, and the late Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi Irwin is one of the contestants. In a recent interview with People magazine, Bindi admits to her fear of competing on Dancing With the Stars--and she knows fear.

"This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile," Bindi Irwin said. "Crocodiles, they are very special because they are modern-day dinosaurs. But I've kind of worked with them my whole life, whereas I've never danced before in my life."

It was only days before the announcement about Bindi Irwin joining season 21 of Dancing With the Stars that she was working closely with those modern-day dinosaurs.

"I just got back from the the Steve Irwin Wildlife Preserve," she says. "We were there on our annual crocodile research trip. We go there for about a month very year studying crocodiles to see where they go and what they get up to."

Who else is joining Bindi Irwin this upcoming season on Dancing With the Stars? Nick Carter is the most recent contestant announced. Triple-Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza will compete, too.

Paula Deen will cook up some fun on the Dancing With the Stars--but she'll probably have to leave out the butter.

Contestants on DWTS tend to come from all walks of life, but it doesn't seem any quite compare to that of Bindi Irwin--at least not so far this season.

The full season 21 cast of Dancing With the Stars will be revealed on Good Morning America on September 2. The new season of DWTS premieres on September 14 oin ABC.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.