JUST when you thought Bindi Irwin might have done everything she wanted — from being a jungle girl to an actor, from a conservationist to the Australia Zoo spokeswoman — the teenager pops up as a television game show host.
Bindi, 14, says she’s settled on following in father Steve Irwin’s footsteps in promoting nature conservation and helping preserve the planet.
But for the time being she’s enjoying her foray as a host on Bindi’s Boot Camp.
‘‘ I have worked on documentaries, I’ve tried out Bindi The Jungle Girl, acting and now being able to host a show is very different and a lot of fun,’’ she says.
‘‘ It’s something I have never really tried and we have
Blessed: Host Bindi Irwin. our fingers crossed for more seasons.’’
Bindi lives at Australia Zoo, where Bindi’s Boot Camp was filmed last December, and does ‘‘ distance education’’, allowing her to pursue several different careers at once.
The ABC shot 26 episodes of Bindi’s Boot Camp, using mainly schoolchildren from the Sunshine Coast as participants.
Even if the ABC doesn’t ask for a second helping, Bindi is keeping busy.
Having already appeared in Free Willy: Escape From Pirate’s Cove, she will start shooting Nim’s Island 2 later this year on the Gold Coast.
Bindi dismissed any notion that she was growing up too quickly. She says her father, who died in 2006, had left a path for her and she was keeping his memory and hard work alive.
‘‘ Why I am so lucky or so blessed . . . is I am in a nice position to reach others and effect some change,’’ she says. ‘‘ My Dad was one man who really changed the world, and if one man can make a difference then everyone can make a difference. I’m following his legacy which is great because we always have that memory of him.’’ Bindi’s Boot Camp, ABC3, Saturday, 5pm.