Everything seemed to be going great for Bindi Irwin and partner Derek Hough until recently when Derek ended up hurting his ankle.
According to E Online, in the last season, Derek suffered a serious ankle injury that forced him to sit out of the competition, with Sasha Farber taking over dancing duties with his partner Nastia Liukin. And backstage after Tuesday night’s show, Derek said that he felt a little ping in the ankle.
“My ankle that I hurt last season, I was just walking and I just felt like a little ping and I was like, ‘Oh, what is that?’. But that’s good, that just means I’m going to go home and ice it. But that’s it, I’m good otherwise.”
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough kept going strong with their waltz set to Jonny Lang?s “Only a Man,” though they were penalized by the judges for doing a lift in their routine, which is not allowed by the rules of the ballroom dance reports ET Online.
Mean while the two have been going really strong and have been delivering extra ordinary performances.
Despite her doubts, Bindi was able to execute a flawless routine, featuring sweeping turns and dramatic dips, and at one point was twirled around the floor by Derek supporting her torso. ‘What I just saw was two dancers, dancing as one,’ judge Julianne Hough told Bindi and Derek.
‘It was so beautiful,’ Julianne said, adding: ‘What I love so much about you, Bindi, is that you have so many different sides of who you are,? reported Daily Mail.
Let?s hope that Derek overcomes his minor injury and the couple continues to go strong further on the show.