ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

After spending her life wrestling crocs and handling venomous snakes, learning to foxtrot under a barrage of sometimes poisonous comments will probably seem like a walk in the park for Bindi Irwin, who has just been revealed as Series 21 of Dancing with the Stars' first celebrity contestant.

The 17-year-old animal conservationist and daughter of the late Steve Irwin has issued a statement saying she is "unbelievably thrilled" to appear on the hit ABC TV show and take on a "new adventure."

#DWTS welcomes our first star of the new season, Bindi Irwin! "I am unbelievably thrilled and truly blessed to be in...

Posted by Dancing with the Stars on Monday, 24 August 2015

While she is excited to be on the show, It seems that the fearless Bindi is more concerned about having to totally change her casual style and master the art of walking in heels than she is about the complicated dance moves, she told ABC news that:

"I'm not used to being in heels, so I've been trying to practice. I'm excited to step away from khaki just slightly. It's nice to be a girly girl now and then."

Bindi also opened up about how her adventurous spirit and relish for trying new things would definitely make her father, who was killed in a stingray attack in 2006, proud. She told interviewers that:

"Dad was that one person who no matter what he did in life he just took it by storm, and he was so passionate and just really lived in the moment. Whatever the opposite of a procrastinator is, that was him... and I think I kind of inherited a little bit of that. I'm hoping to make dad proud."
Steve and Bindi Irwin
Steve and Bindi Irwin

Although she is the only competitor announced so far, Bindi Irwin is already garnering plenty of support from fans of the show who seem confident that her positive and outgoing personality will help her to excel on the dance floor and wow the judges.

(Source: ABC and EW)


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