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Dancing With the Stars: Bindi Irwin, Derek Hough Dirty Dancing lift earned perfect score

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Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough had the time of their lives during Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars.

Following days of teases, the duo performed — and nailed — the famous lift from Dirty Dancing. Irwin and Hough received a perfect score for their efforts, which they discussed before the show in an exclusive video diary for EW.

“It’s about hand placement. If my hands are in the wrong place, my hands go up a little bit, and her legs fall down,” Hough said before the show.

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“Think about the world’s most slippery dress. That is this dress,” Bindi added. “Poor Derek can’t really hold on! Rhinestones, gotta love them.”

In addition to their preparation, Irwin and Hough also received tips from original Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey before performing the move.

“You’re more of who Baby is than I was,” Grey told Irwin. “The key is to trust.”

Watch the pair perform the Dirty Dancing routine below.