Croc­o­dile Hunter’s son fol­low­ing in TV foot­steps

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

HONG KONG — The youngest Ir­win is fol­low­ing in the TV host­ing foot­steps of late Croc­o­dile Hunter Steve Ir­win and big sis­ter, Bindi. Nine-year-old Robert Ir­win will co-host Wild But True on Dis­cov­ery Kids Asia, ex­plor­ing par­al­lels be­tween na­ture and sci­ence.

He calls it a “re­ally, re­ally cool con­cept” for a tele­vi­sion show.

The sib­lings ap­peared reg­u­larly on their fa­ther’s show be­fore he died from a st­ing ray in­jury in 2006 while shoot­ing a doc­u­men­tary.

Robert says al­though he was just 3 when his fa­ther died, he has vivid mem­o­ries.

“He was re­ally, re­ally pas­sion­ate in ev­ery sin­gle thing that he did. I think it’s re­ally im­por­tant to carry on for what he did, so I’m re­ally glad that that’s what we’re do­ing,” he says.

“I think we’re re­ally lucky too be­cause so much of our lives to­gether were filmed,” adds his mother, Terri. “We’ve got that fam­ily op­por­tu­nity of al­ways film­ing to­gether, so we can look back on good times any­time we want.”

VIN­CENT YU/ AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS PHOTO

Terri Ir­win, right, with daugh­ter Bindi and son Robert.

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