Robert Irwin, the son of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, will soon be co-hosting a show on Discovery Kids Asia. Robert, 9, will be following in the footsteps of his famous father and his big sister Bindi Irwin when he steps in front of the camera on the show Wild But True.
Bindi already has a pretty successful television career. She appeared several times on her father’s show and she continues to work on various animal programs. Now that Robert is the ripe age of 9 he’ll start doing the same thing.
Bindi said: I think that the greatest tip that dad gave myself when we started filming is that he said, ‘When you talk to the camera, just talk to it like you’re talking to a person, because that’s what you’re doing, you’re speaking to people in their living rooms.’”
Yahoo News reports that Robert Irwin’s show will be about how nature influences modern inventions. Robert said that it was a “really, really cool concept” for a TV show.
Robert, who was only 3-years-old when Steve Irwin died, said: “He was really, really passionate in every single thing that he did. I think it’s really important to carry on for what he did, so I’m really glad that that’s what we’re doing.”
Bindi and Robert Irwin lost their dad at a very young age. Their mother, Terri, said that the family is still very lucky since they appeared together so often on camera.
Terri said: “I think we’re really lucky too because so much of our lives together were filmed… We’ve got that family opportunity of always filming together, so we can look back on good times anytime we want.”
Wild But True will air in Asia next year.