Bindi Irwin Joins the Dancing With the Stars Season 21 Cast

By Lisa Weseman | Aug 24th, 2015

Wildlife conservationist and actress Bindi Irwin stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announce she's been named the first celebrity dancer in the Season 21 cast of Dancing with the Stars. The 17 year-old Australian has continued the legacy of her parents, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin, starring in a series of wildlife shows, including "Bindi: The Jungle Girl," "Bindi's Bootcamp," and "Steve Irwin's Wildlife Warriors." As an actress, Bindi starred in the films Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove and Return to Nim's Island. In 2014, Bindi was awarded the prestigious Australian Geographic Society‚Äôs Young Conservationist of the Year, an honor that she dedicated to her late father, Steve Irwin.

WATCH: See Bindi's interview on Good Morning America 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Nick Carter |  Victor Espinoza | Andy Grammer | Hayes Grier |  Bindi Irwin | Alexa PenaVega | Carlos PenaVega

Stay tuned to ABC.com for more celebrity cast announcement, and see the final roster of celebrity dancers and their Pro partners WEDNESDAY SEPT 2 on  Good Morning America.

WATCH: Watch your favorite Pros do the Nae Nae!

In other Dancing with the Stars news, the Pros were back on the dance floor preparing for Season 21 and ABC's Good Morning America was there to get a first look with past Mirror Ball champions Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and returning fan favorite Karina Smirnoff.  Witney CarsonValentin ChmerkovskiyAllison HolkerArtem ChigvintsevPeta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burgess also hit the dance floor to rehearse the opening number for the Season 21 Premiere, which airs MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC.  

MORE: First Look at Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Pros | Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Premiere

 

 WATCH: Rumer Willis and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy perform their perfect freestyle dance in the season 20 finale.

 

Check back at ABC.comfor more Dancing with the Stars  with the news and details as we get closer and closer to the SEASON PREMIERE MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC!