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Bindi Irwin Says Derek Hough Already Planned a Trip to Australia: I'll Teach Him How to 'Cuddle Tigers and Kiss Koalas!'
Originally posted 11/25/2015 09:35AM
"[DWTS] is such a special experience," the young conservationist told PEOPLE moments after her big win Tuesday night.
And making her months spent on the ABC reality dance competition even more special was her dance partner Derek Hough.
Originally posted 11/25/2015 08:20AM
"I couldn't even imagine if [he] was here right now," the young conservationist told reporters of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. "Honestly, I hope that he'd be proud of me. And I hope that I am able to carry-on in his footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on."
Originally posted 11/25/2015 08:10AM
Kim Zolciak-Biermann made an emotional return to Dancing With the Stars after being forced to leave due to health concerns.
For Tuesday's finale night, the Bravo-lebrity reteamed with dance pro partner Tony Dovolani to perform their I Dream of Jeannie-themed Samba – the same dance she was supposed to perform before being hospitalized for a mini stroke.
After successfully executing the Latin dance in the ballroom, the mother of six broke down in happy tears during an off-camera moment later shared as an Instagram clip.
Originally posted 11/25/2015 08:05AM
"My feet are pretty cut up right now," the 17-year-old conservationist told PEOPLE just minutes after winning the mirror-ball trophy for season 21 of the ABC reality dance competition.
Originally posted 11/24/2015 11:55PM
The star, who has spent the season paying tribute to her late father Steve Irwin, said the show let her work through feelings of growing up without her dad, who was killed in 2006.
"Here I am given this opportunity to remember moments in my life I never thought I'd be able to look at and smile," a tearful Irwin, 17, said in the video package that aired before her final dance.
Pro Derek Hough said he was inspired by his partner, saying she taught him that "you can have struggle, but you can struggle with joy."
"Whenever it feels too hard, she looks at that challenge with a smile on her face," said Hough.
Originally posted 11/24/2015 11:15PM
Dancing with the Stars has crowned a new Mirrorball champion!
Finale couples Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess and Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold battled it out on Tuesday's season 21 finale, but only one could be crowned.
So who made DWTS history?
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Tuesday's episode of DWTS.
Originally posted 11/24/2015 10:30AM
Okay, lets get the obvious out of the way: Bindi Irwin has been the front-runner since the very first episode of season 21.
But even though she's been at the top of the pack since day one, I wouldn't count out Alek Skarlatos or Nick Carter just yet.
Bindi Irwin Sheds Tears During Dancing with the Stars Tribute to Steve Irwin: 'Dad Is with Me Every Day'
Originally posted 11/23/2015 11:00PM
Bindi Irwin has spent 10 weeks paying tribute to her late father on Dancing with the Stars, but Monday's performance was the most emotional yet.
Irwin and the judges were in tears following her tribute honoring Steve Irwin, with the freestyle dance earning her perfect 10s.
Originally posted 11/23/2015 10:30PM
And then there were three.
Dancing with the Stars made a heartbreaking elimination, whittling the couples down from four to three in Monday's episode.
Who won't be competing in Tuesday's season 21 finale? Read on to find out.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday's episode of DWTS.
Originally posted 11/19/2015 04:25PM
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