Crikey! The Irwins take another bite out of nature TV
Carrying on Dad’s legacy, 12 years later. That’s the goal for Steve Irwin’s widow Terri and her children, Bindi and Robert, with Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.), which documents their life at the zoo and at home. The Australian conservationist and TV star, who died in 2006 from a stingray attack, “always said, ‘I don’t care if anyone remembers me, as long as they remember my message,’” Terri, 54, says. “The show will include footage of Steve as well, and it’s cool to see him feed a crocodile, then Robert feed a crocodile.” A NICE REFRESHER Since Robert was only 2 when his dad passed away, the show has helped him remember the past. “You watch an old documentary, and all these memories just start flooding back,” he tells Us, adding that they found a photo of a young Steve that he thought was him. “Honestly, I had to look at it for a while to actually see. It was kinda freaky. But whenever people say, ‘You look just like your dad,’ that’s the biggest compliment I could ever receive.”
LABOR OF LOVE “Dad will always be my superhero... and Mom is Wonder Woman,” says Bindi, 20, adding that the most important thing in her life is that it’s filled with love — which she finds in her family and her relationship with 21-year-old Chandler Powell: “He’s so very consistent, lovely and wonderful. He’s always there for me.”
The Irwins say they try to “love every moment” like Steve Irwin did. “Steve was the Gandhi of wildlife,” his wife tells Us of the late star.