Bindi Irwin's Tearful Tribute To Her Dad on DWTS

Publish Date
Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:44AM

This will make you cry...

On the latest episode of Dancing With The Stars, contestants were asked to perform a dance inspired by their most memorable year.

Bindi Irwin chose 2006, when her father, Crocodile Hunter and wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin, was killed by a stingray during a television shoot. Bindi was only 8 years old at the time.

Irwin and professional dance partner Derek Hough chose to perform a contemporary dance set to a cover of the Police's "Every Breath You Take."

"What shaped me the most would probably be when my dad passed away...It's been nine years, and I've never really dwelled on that point when he did pass away. I think I'm ready to kind of tell that story."

"It took a really long time to understand what actually happened," she said through tears. "For the rest of my life, I'll kind of feel like he's going to come home."

Many in the audience were in tears after the pre-recorded segment and the near-perfect dance, which earned the pair 28 out of 30 points, including the show's first perfect 10 from judge Bruno Tonioli.

Check out the heartbreaking video.