Bindi Irwin has burst into tears over the realisation that her newborn daughter will never get to meet her father, Steve Irwin.
In footage from her new show ‘Crikey! It’s A Baby!’ on Animal Planet, Bindi – alongside her husband Chandler Powell, brother Robert and mother Terri – take baby Grace to visit Australia Zoo’s ‘Crocoseum’, which was Steve Irwin’s pride and joy.
“It’s hard knowing she’ll never get to actually meet him, and it’s devastating as I’ll never get to watch that connection,” Bindi explained.
“But I cannot wait to be able to tell beautiful Grace all of these stories about dad, and share with her what an amazing father he was.
“It’s going to be really special. It’s going to be really special for her to know him, and tell her about what an amazing man he was.
“It’s hard that he’s not here because out of everyone in the wild, he would have loved her the most. He would have loved her so much,” she added.
“But I think in a way he is still with us. And his heart and soul lives on in all of us. And so he’s never really gone.”
Bindi and Chandler welcomed daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell on March 25th, one year after they wed at Australia Zoo.
Grace’s middle name pays tribute to Steve Irwin, who coined the term ‘Wildlife Warrior’ to promote his conservation efforts at Australia Zoo.
Here’s your first look at Crikey! It’s A Baby: