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Bindi Irwin's 'Dirty Dancing' Lift Gets a Perfect 10 on 'DWTS'

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 10:29 AM

Bindi Irwin pulled off the perfect "Dirty Dancing" lift and got a matching perfect score Monday night on "Dancing With the Stars," though she had a little insider help.

The teenage daughter of the late Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin wowed the judges when she jumped into the arms of pro partner Derek Hough in a move made famous by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the iconic 1987 movie, according to "Entertainment Tonight."

The three regular "DWTS" judges and guest judge Olivia Newton John all gave Irwin and Hough perfect 10 scores, giving the pair a total of 40 points.

In a pre-dance package, Hough seemed initially concerned about doing the lift with Irwin because he had never performed it before and it was not his style of dancing, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"It's about hand placement," Hough says in the video. "If my hands are in the wrong place, my hands go up a little bit, and her legs fall down."

Irwin expressed her own worries in the video, including concerns about wearing the right dress.

"Think about the world's most slippery dress," Irwin says. "That is this dress. Poor Derek can't really hold on! Rhinestones, gotta love them."

But Irwin's confidence grew with a visit from Jennifer Grey herself.

"You're more of who Baby is than I was," Grey says to Irwin. "The key is to trust."

Grey took first place on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2010 with Hough.

"I was so excited to meet her because after watching the movie, everyone wants to be like Baby, and I felt that because she wants to change the world and influence those around her," Irwin says in the "DWTS" clip.



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