It's official: five-time mirror ball trophy winner and fan-favorite Derek Hough will hit the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom as the pro partner of wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin when the show's 21st season premieres Sept. 14 on ABC. The multi-talented performer confirmed the news to entertainment correspondent Kristyn Burtt on Aug. 30, and she quickly tweeted the news to fans.
Per Burtt, Hough had glowing words for the 17-year old daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, calling her "the most positive person" he's ever worked with. During the Aug. 24 "Good Morning America" that introduced Irwin to America as the season's first contestant, the grinning Irwin said she hoped to "inspire others... to seize opportunity."
Based on an Aug. 30 tweet, the teen is definitely taking her own words to heart during her rehearsal sessions with Hough. She wrote "I don't know if I've ever laughed so much in my life as I have today! #SundayVibes #StudioDancing #DWTS @DancingABC."
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