Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough Pull Off Epic Lift During Flawless 'Dirty Dancing' Routine on 'DWTS'

by Zach Seemayer 7:10 PM PDT, October 19, 2015
Playing Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough Pull Off Epic Lift During Flawless 'Dirty Dancing' Routine on 'DWTS'

Nobody puts Bindi in the corner!

On Monday's Dancing With the Stars, fan favorite Bindi Irwin was reunited with her pro partner Derek Hough after having swapped partners during last week's episode and "Team Crikey" was back with a tough challenge!

Bindi and Derek had to pull off a rumba set to "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," from the famous finale in Dirty Dancing. That meant pulling off one huge move perfected by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey: their iconic Dirty Dancing lift!

There was only one problem -- Derek had never done the famous lift.

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"I've never done the lift before," Derek admitted. "My dance style growing up was just like speed and agility and technique, and I was never a lifter. So it's a little scary, I'm not going to lie."

In fact, Derek even said it was the most scared he'd ever been, which seemed to concern Bindi a bit, but not enough to dissuade her from pulling off the lift.

To get ready, the partners called in some special help -- Jennifer Grey, who played Baby in the original Dirty Dancing! Jennifer's advice? Pulling off the lift is all about trust.

Bindi and Derek were also spotted rehearsing for their big moment on Friday.

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So how did the dance actually go when it came time to perform in front of the judges? It was absolutely flawless. Bindi and Derek continued their streak as a powerhouse duo, with the lift executed beautifully.

As judge Julianne Hough said in her feedback, we were "all transported" back to that fateful talent show in 1987 when Johnny and Baby finally pulled it off.

The judges, including guest judge Olivia Newton John, seemed to think the dance was pretty flawless as well, given the perfect score they gave Bindi and Derek! 40 out of 40 is always a nice reward.

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This isn't the first time Bindi and Derek has dominated on the dance floor. Earlier this season Bindi brought the DWTS audience to tears with her emotional, heartfelt dance honoring the memory of her late father Steve Irwin.

Check out the video below to for a look at Bindi's moving tribute to her dad.