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.”