Jennifer Gray and Patrick Shwayze never practiced the lift from ‘Dirty Dancing,’ but Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough definitely are — and Jen has actually been helping them!
We have to admit — no one can really do Dirty Dancing like Jennifer Gray and Patrick Shwayze. But at least Derek Hough is getting Jen’s blessing! He revealed in his new blog that she has been giving he and his partner Bindi Irwin “tips” — and even coming to rehearsals, before the Oct. 19 episode of Dancing with the Stars where they’re actually reenacting the epic “Time Of Your Life” dance.
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“And before you ask, yes, Jennifer Grey is giving us tips! She’s actually stopping by rehearsals today to check us out. We can’t disappoint her,” Derek wrote in a blog for TVGuide.com. “I guess it was easy to give us Dirty Dancing because of my connection to Jennifer, but I think there are actually a lot of parallels between the movie and Bindi. Baby’s 17 in the movie and so is Bindi. Baby wants to change the world. That’s Bindi. Even Bindi’s laughs when she gets goofy are so Jennifer. She’s my Baby Bindi!”
We see that clearly in the pic that Derek posted, showing their lift, as well as the lift from Dirty Dancing. “Nobody puts Bindi in the corner,” he captioned it.
Naturally, that lift is the most difficult part of this week’s dance, but he revealed that they’ve been practicing in “a smelly bog,” which we see in the pic. “It was in the Hills. There’s a little reservoir and it was so gross. The silt was like 3-feet deep. When you stepped in it, the bubbles popped.”
Alright, well that sounds gross but we have a feeling tonight’s performance will be stellar — they’re both so talented! Are you excited to see the lift? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta