'DWTS' Stars Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough Recreate Iconic 'Dirty Dancing' Scene

by Alex Ungerman 4:42 PM PDT, October 16, 2015
Playing 'DWTS' Stars Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough Recreate Iconic 'Dirty Dancing' Scene

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough are using their Dancing With the Stars chops to make some Dirty Dancing magic!

The DWTS partners are doing a Dirty Dancing routine on next Monday's episode, and decided to recreate the iconic "water lift" moment from the movie -- but they encountered some unexpected friends.

According to an eyewitness, the local ducks in the lake at Franklin Canyon Park would not leave the two alone, causing Bindi and Derek to laugh. At one point during their three-hour rehearsal at the park, Derek said Bindi -- who got along great -- was his "Baby," as she is currently the same age as the character in the movie. 

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Irwin talked to ET's Cameron Mathison on Thursday about the routine, and the fact that Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey has competed on DWTS before -- with Hough!

"She's such an inspiration," Irwin revealed. "She played Baby, and she was this girl who really wanted to change the world, and help other people. So I watched it went, 'Ah! This is my story!'"

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It's been an emotional season for Irwin, who earlier in October, had memories of her father during "Most Memorable Year" week.

"It’s been nine years and I’ve never really dwelled on that point when he did pass away," Irwin told Hough during their week of rehearsals. "I think that I’m ready to kind of tell that story."

"Steve and Bindi were just absolutely inseparable," Bindi’s mom Terri said of her late husband. "I’d never met anyone bigger, tougher, stronger, and yet more sweet and sensitive. Especially when it came to Bindi."

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"I can remember being little and the one thing I wanted to do was be just like dad when I grew up," Bindi reminisced. "I still feel like that."

Steve died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a documentary titled Ocean’s Deadliest. Terri continues the couple’s work running the Australia Zoo to this day.

Irwin's mom and animal-loving brother, Robert, have been living in Los Angeles while she competes on DWTS -- although Robert would rather be back in Australia at the family's zoo.

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"I'm a lot more interested in wildlife at the moment," he told ET. "I would much rather go over and hug a crocodile."

"In Australia, we literally live inside of a zoo," he said. "So, we've grown up in a zoo and every morning we wake up to the sound of tigers roaring, and lemurs scratching. And it's such an incredible experience."

Watch more of Robert talking animals below!