Bindi Irwin forced to prove her dad is dead

A Los Angeles judge has told Bindi Irwin she must prove that her famous dad, Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, is dead in order to get paid for her time on Dancing With The Stars.

As Bindi is under 17 years old, her parents are legally required to sign a form stating that they give up all rights to any money she makes or wins on the reality show.

While Bindi’s mum Terri has signed the release, the judge has also asked for the same release from Bindi’s father or proof that he is dead.


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Steve Irwin, was killed in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray while snorkeling, making headlines across the world.

Court documents also revealed Bindi, who continues to wow audiences with her performances each week, is already guaranteed to make $US230,000 (A$ 322,000) on the reality show.

If she goes on wins the show, documents show the star could take home up to $US300,000 (A$420,000).

Lawyers from the show plan to prove the Crocodile Hunter did die in 2006 from a stingray barb.