Congratulations to our Dancing With The Stars champ
Mayor Mark Jamieson has sent his congratulations to Bindi Irwin after the inspirational 17-year-old from the Sunshine Coast won the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars in the United States this afternoon.
A crowd favourite throughout the series, Bindi enchanted the judges and the audience with her final emotive dance routine for the season, receiving a perfect score of 30 with her dance partner Derek Hough.
Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter also received a perfect 30, while US Army hero Alek Skarlatos scored a 27.
However, the viewer votes combined with the judges’ scores gave Bindi the overall title.
“I know there are many thousands of Coast residents who have watched Bindi’s progress in the US with great interest and we’re all very proud that she has succeeded to such a high level,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“She’s gone outside her comfort zone and shown once again how immensely talented and dedicated she is.”