11:20 AM EDT 11/26/2015
Originally posted 11/25/2015 07:40AM
"I'm taking a couple of well-needed months off,” the Dancing with the Stars runner-up tells PEOPLE
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.
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.
Bindi Irwin Dazzles with 'Dangerous' Performance as Dancing with the Stars Zooms Into the Semifinals
Originally posted 11/16/2015 10:50PM
Bindi Irwin took the think outside the box mandate literally with a box-centered performance her pro Derek Hough admitted was "dangerous" for the 17-year-old star.
"It was incredible to get to tell the story that Derek created for us this week," Irwin told PEOPLE after the show. "It's not just dance when we go out there, it's a complete story with characters and struggles.
Dancing with the Stars: Find Out Who Is Returning – and in What Capacity – After Tamar Braxton's Health Issues
Originally posted 11/12/2015 09:00PM
The show must go on.
Nick Carter on Tamar Braxton's Emotional DWTS Health Scare: I Had to 'Make Sure She Was Taken Care of'
Originally posted 11/10/2015 09:30AM
Just moments before he was about to hit the stage on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, Nick Carter had no idea if he would have a dance partner.
His group dance partner Tamar Braxton had been rushed to the hospital with pneumonia after dress rehearsal, and she returned just in time to take the stage with him.
"There was a moment right before she came out, a minute before we had to perform, and [her dance pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy] came to me and said, 'Listen, everything else aside, I need you to be a leading man tonight and protect her and take care of her,' " Carter told PEOPLE after Monday's show.
Tamar Braxton Makes Dramatic Return from Hospital – Plus Dancing with the Stars Dishes Out Most Heartbreaking Elimination Yet
Originally posted 11/09/2015 10:50PM
Monday night's Dancing with the Stars belonged to Bindi Irwin – with Tamar Braxton managing to add some unexpected excitement to the show as well.
Irwin earned perfect scores twice, first with her own dance (while blindfolded!) and later with teammate Alexa PenaVega for a tribute to Chicago.
But the evening wasn't as happy for everyone, with one couple sent home in the season's most emotional elimination yet. Read on to find out who didn't make it through this week's elimination.
Originally posted 11/03/2015 11:35AM
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