"The judges scare me more than crocodiles," Irwin joked with the GMA hosts, adding that she's very excited to compete.
While the show will surely shine a new spotlight on the
17-year-old, Irwin has been generating headlines as she keeps her father’s
legacy alive. Irwin was 8-years-old when her father died after a stingray
"There is someone special in my life right now, and I'm
really happy with that," Irwin said of her boyfriend, who was later
revealed to be 18-year-old professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell. "Life
is wonderful at the moment."
Surely Powell will be cheering for Irwin as she competes in Los Angeles. The show will announce Irwin's competition over the next two weeks.
The new season of DWTS
premieres at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 14, on ABC.
Watch Irwin reflect on her father's legacy in ET's exclusive interview with the budding star: