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Steve Irwin's Family Are Returning To TV

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Steve Irwin's Family Are Returning To TV

Steve Irwin's family are set to make a return to television, 11 years after the crocodile hunter's death.

American TV network Animal Planet have said that Irwin's widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert will reappear as of next year.

Watch them make the announcement here:

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Credit: Instagram

TV show The Crocodile Hunter aired on Animal Planet from 1996 to 2006, until Steve's tragic death when a stingray's barb pierced his heart while he was filming for a television show.

Bindi was 8 and Robert was 3 when their father died, however, they have followed in their dad's footsteps. Bindi, now 19, won Dancing With the Stars in 2015 and Robert has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to introduce the host to a collection of wildlife animals.

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Although Steve Irwin hasn't been with us now for over a decade, his captivating personality and television work remains a big nostalgia hit for older and younger generations alike.

The man managed to transform the often laborious, stale nature of just that - nature - and make it into blockbuster TV, for our own entertainment and at the risk of his own limbs. And hopefully his family can do the same.

Two moments really stick in my mind from his programmes:

STEVE AND THE INLAND TAIPAN

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Most of us wouldn't go near an innocent, baby rabbit in a bad mood, let alone an Inland Taipan roaming the outback - the most venomous snake in the world.

"He has enough venom in one bite to kill 100 blokes my size," Steve explains as he holds the snake by its tail.

STEVE AND THE BEARDED DRAGON

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Not all of Steve's subjects were dangerous alpha animals, as is confirmed in this little clip of him engaging with a bearded dragon.

"When he get's all cantankerous, all cranky," Irwin says to camera. "He opens up his mouth, and shows this beard. And that's a sign of toughness. 'Stay away from me or I'm gonna bite ya'."

It just so happened that the bearded dragon then bit Irwin right on the nose.

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"You bit me on the nose, you little brat." Steve responds.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: TV and Film, Family, bindi irwin, Steve Irwin

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