Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi refused Dancing with the Stars payout by judge 'demanding proof' her dad is dead

By Kirstin Buick
06 November 2014

Bindi Irwin has wowed the crowds and the judges with her skill on reality show Dancing with the Stars -- but she may not be entitled to her earnings.

The 17-year-old daughter of the 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin signed a minor's contract with the US studios, which means her parents have to sign away, which at present stand at $230 000 (R3,2 million).

'Everything that I do in life is to make him proud'

Her mother Terri, of course has - but now an LA judge has blocked the star from claiming her earnings without proof her father is dead.

Steve died in 2006 after being stung by a stringray.

But TMZ reports "the court is unable to find that it is in the best interest of the minor to be bound by the terms of the contract".

Australian Bindi and her dance partner Derek Hough have stunned with stellar performances on the show, many of which she's dedicated to her dad. She's made it to the 8th week of the hit show, and shows no sign of getting booted off any time soon.

"I hope he would be proud," the young conservationist says of her dad. "I really, really do."

"Everything that I do in life is to make him proud and to make sure that everything he worked so hard for carries on."

Sources: The Mirror, TMZ

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