You know what they say – ‘like father, like son.’ Robert Irwin, the son of ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, is living proof. While interviewing his sister, Bindi Irwin, the young man looked and sounded like his dad! Click to watch.
“Bindi is the most incredible sister,” the 12-year-old Robert Irwin said while talking on Australia’s Today show on July 22, per the Daily Mail. “I know she’s going to achieve great things when she turns 18 and it’s going to be a fun day to celebrate.” Wow. It’s hard not to hear the late Steve Irwin in Robert’s voice. Not only does he look like him but he also has similar mannerisms as the beloved television host.
He also has Steve’s cleverness. When Today’s Karl Stefanovic tried to uncover what Robert got Bindi Irwin for her birthday, the young Irwin didn’t spill the beans. “It is a surprise until the big day,” he said. Bindi turns 18 on June 24 and she’ll celebrate by throwing a celeb-themed party at her family’s wildlife park, Australia Zoo.
Sadly, Bindi’s father won’t be there to see his little girl grow up. 2016 marks 10 years since Steve passed away due to being struck in the heart by a stingray. Despite this loss, the family still manages to keep his spirit alive. “We always tell stories and we watch Dad’s DVDs,” Bindi told Entertainment Tonight. “So all we have to do is put the DVD in the DVD player and rewind and press play and we can relive these amazing memories. So we are very, very lucky in that respect.”
Though Bindi will get a lot of presents on her birthday (including what Robert has planned) the one thing she won’t get is an engagement ring! Chandler Powell, the 19-year-old wake boarder and Bindi’s longtime boyfriend, was reportedly going to pop the question on her big day, but she shut that talk down! “There is no truth to these rumors,” she said. “Just tabloids being tabloids.”
What do you think about Robert Irwin, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he acts and sounds like the Crocodile Hunter?