Bindi Irwin found her dad’s death ‘really challenging’ to deal with.

Bindi Irwin found her dad’s death “really challenging” to deal with.

Steve Irwin passed away at the age of 44 in 2006 when he was stabbed in the heart by a stingray whilst filming a documentary, and now his daughter Bindi – who was just eight years old when her father died – has said she found it “scary” going into “unknown territory” without a father figure.

Bindi, now 20, says her new reality show ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwins’ – which she films with her mother Terri and younger brother Robert, 15 – “felt right” to film because she was “used” to being in front of the camera, and has helped her feel more comfortable since Steve’s death.

She said: “It just feels right. I know when Dad passed away, it was a really challenging time and I was quite little. I was really, really young and when you’re at that age, everything’s a little scary and unknown territory and we’re all dealing with grief and I remember saying to my mom, ‘When can we start filming again?’ Because it was something that I knew and I was used to.”

The conservationist says filming reminds her of “home”, and thinks it’s “really special” that her family are filming together once again.
Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, Bindi – who used to appear in ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ with her family – said: “What’s interesting for me with filming is it actually reminds me of being home. It feels like a really safe place to be. I think it’s because I’ve been doing this filming work since I was a little tiny girl. 

“My mum was filmed giving birth to me so what’s really special is I’ve actually been filmed since I was born, literally. It’s really special that we’re all filming together again.”

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