DWTS Season 21 Cast: Australian Actress Joins US Dance Competition

“Dancing With The Stars” Season 21 is drawing near and an Australian celebrity is the first to confirm her participation in the dance competition.

Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, will be joining the competition as a contestant, Yahoo! News reported.

“This is completely different to anything I have ever done in my life, I am used to wrangling crocodiles,” she revealed.

“I actually just got back from our annual crocodile research trip. About four days ago I was in far north Queensland catching crocs and now here I am in New York City, about to be in LA.”

Her participation was publicly announced by ABC network and has been posted on the show’s official Instagram account, Sydney Morning Herald noted.

@bindisueirwin is looking forward to the new adventure that is #DWTS!

A video posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on Aug 24, 2015 at 6:35am PDT

Bindi was only 8-years old when her father died of a stingray attack. Now, the teenage daughter lives with Teri, her mom, and Robert, her younger brother. The Irwin family owns a Zoo in Australia.

Since the reality competition will be held in Los Angeles, Bindi and her family may move to L.A. for the duration of the season.

As for the judges, the 17-year-old said that she is more scared of them than crocodiles.

“I have to tell you though, the judges scare me more than crocodiles,” Bindi shared, notes Yahoo! News.

This is not the first time that Bindi was exposed to the limelight. Even as a child, she was already seen in several Australian television series that features wildlife conservation such as “Bindi: The Jungle Girl,” “Bindi’s Bootcamp” and “Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors.”

The shows earned her the 2008 TV Week Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent and the 2008 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series.

Catch “Dancing With The Stars” Season 21 in ABC on Sept 14., 8 p.m. ET.

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