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Bindi Irwin And Derek Hough Recreate That Legendary 'Dirty Dancing' Lift

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 17/10/2015 Stephanie Marcus
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Bindi Irwin has been killing it this season on "Dancing with the Stars." The 17-year-old nabbed high scores again on this week's show, following up an emotional tribute to her late father Steve Irwin with dance partner Derek Hough that earned her a near-perfect score. 

Now, the pair are taking on one of the most famous moves ever committed to celluloid: The legendary lift from 1987's "Dirty Dancing."  

A daring move to attempt, but Hough revealed that none other than Baby herself is helping the pair out. 

"And before you ask, yes, Jennifer Grey is giving us tips! She's actually stopping by rehearsals today to check us out," he wrote in his blog for TV Guide on Thursday. "We can't disappoint her! I guess it was easy to give us 'Dirty Dancing' because of my connection to Jennifer, but I think there are actually a lot of parallels between the movie and Bindi. Baby's 17 in the movie and so is Bindi. Baby wants to change the world. That's Bindi. Even Bindi's laughs when she gets goofy are so Jennifer. She's my Baby Bindi!"

Irwin and Hough's attempt to recreate the lift is well-timed since Grey recently spoke to The Guardian about the film's most iconic scene. 

"I only did it on the day I shot it," Grey said. "Never rehearsed it, never done it since. I don’t know how all these people who reenact it have the guts to throw themselves into the arms of anyone other than Patrick Swayze. It’s insane!"

Insane? Maybe. Awesome? Definitely. 

The pair plan to execute the move on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday, Oct. 19, on ABC.  

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