Bindi Irwin breaks down in emotional tribute to late dad Steve Irwin

10 October 2015 / 1 year 2 weeks ago

The theme on the latest episode of Dancing With The Stars was "Most Memorable Year" and Bindi Irwin chose accordingly.

She chose 2006, the year her father, Steve Irwin, passed away, according to Country Rebel.

"It's been nine years," she says. "And I've never really dwelled on that point when he did pass away. I think that I'm ready to kind of tell that story." 

Her mom Terri, who has been in the audience every week, commented on Bindi's strength during their family tragedy when she was just eight years old.

"Bindi was so strong at the time, but when you love someone that much it's like totally losing a piece of your heart. You're really not going to get over it."

During rehearsals, she broke down when a dance move reminded her of something she used to do with her father. 

"I wish that he could fully understand what he's done for me, and that I miss him," she says.

When she and her partner, Derek Hough, delivered an incredible tribute to Steve, there wasn't a dry eye in the audience. 

Watch her emotional performance below: 

Check out her past performance in Dancing With The Stars here.

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