Nobody puts Bindi in a corner! Bindi Irwin and her Season 21 “Dancing With the Stars” partner Derek Hough will reunite in the ballroom during Week 6 of the ABC competition as they perform a routine inspired by the hit 1987 film “Dirty Dancing.”
“It feels great to be back with my baby! Pun intended,” Derek said in a blog post for TV Guide, revealing that the two would be performing a rumba routine during “Famous Dances Night.” “Normally, we can do our own versions of these dances, but they told us they want us to reflect the original as possible.”
That means fans of Team Crikey can expect the dancing duo to recreate the film’s iconic lift. And while we’re excited to see Derek and Bindi reenact this romantic routine, the “DWTS” veteran admitted he’s a bit nervous to take on the well-known – and difficult – move.
“The tough part is the lift,” he noted, adding that he normally strays from lifts while performing. “I never really have done those on the show. And this is a really difficult lift to do. We try every day and we’ve gotten really close.”
But luckily for Bindi and Derek, the two have received tips from Baby herself! That’s right, Jennifer Grey, who won Season 11 of “DWTS” with Derek, has visited the duo’s rehearsals to give them tips before their Week 6 performance.
“We can't disappoint her!” Derek said.
But even with Jennifer’s help, can Derek really impress the judges following his perfect-scoring Week 5 routine with Alexa PenaVega? The duo earned a 40 for their jaw-dropping tango during the “Switch Up."
“Incredible. That was not just a [Tango], that was a revolution,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said while giving the two a (rare) standing ovation.
It was also revealed that Jennifer won’t be the only movie star making her way to the ballroom during Week 6. “Grease” actress Olivia Newton-John will also be appear on “DWTS” to act as a guest judge during the upcoming installment.
“Excited to be the guest judge next week on Dancing with the Stars,” the legendary singer/dancer wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to it.”
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.