Bindi Irwin Welcomes Her New 'DWTS' Partner With Insane Surprise -- a Giant Python!

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It was switch-up week on Dancing With the Stars on Monday, and all the remaining contestants were paired up with different pros to shake things up.
Fan favorite Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, celebrated the occasion with a special surprise for her new partner Val Chmerkovskiy, welcoming the Season 20 champ with a giant python in the rehearsal studio.
Walking in to the studio, Val was understandably shaken by the massive snake slithering all over Bindi, and it was clear he wasn’t going to be of much help if Bindi actually needed saving.
"Do you need help? Because I'm not going to be the one rescuing you," Val joked.
But, the 29-year-old pro dancer quickly got past his trepidation and even sat down to pet the enormous snake and appreciate its beauty. They even ended up rehearsing while the snake slithered around on the dance floor.
Maybe they learned a thing or two from the grace of the serpent, as Bindi and Val ended up earning and impressive combined score of 37 from the judges -- including three 9s and one 10 from guest judge (and Val's brother) Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
ET caught up with Bindi and Val during rehearsals earlier this week where the young star opened up about how she keeps her long-distance relationship with her boyfriendstrong and healthy. Check out the video below to hear the adorable way the couple keeps in touch.