by Lauren Piester | Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 4:01 PM
Sing it with us now: Everyboooody (Yeaaah) Croc your body (Yeaaaah)...
No, you've been sing Backstreet Boys songs to yourself and replacing lyrics with animal names for the past 20 minutes, all because Bindi Irwin and Nick Carter are adorable human beings who totally won us over when we talked to them ahead of the Dancing with the Stars season 21 premiere.
It's also all because Bindi, whose father, Steve Irwin, was one of the most famous animal wranglers of all time, suggested the idea of combining her experience with animals and Nick's Backstreet Boys background, and now we can't get the idea out of our heads. We want to see both Nick and Bindi dance to "Snake of My Heart." We want all of BSB tangoing with alligators, and we won't rest until it happens. Or we will, because we like sleep and this is not a thing that will ever actually happen.
What will happen, however, is plenty of animal action and 90's boy band throwback moments throughout the season (assuming Nick and Bindi both last a while). Watch our exclusive video below to hear more!
We're happy to hear that Nick's pro partner, Sharna Burgess, is also a big BSB fan, and hopefully Bindi's partner Derek Hough will come around on the animal thing in time for performances to start on Monday.
While Nick was a teen star in the 90's and Bindi is a teen star now, both have been in the public eye for a long time, and unsurprisingly, this was not their first opportunity to step onto the DWTS dance floor.
"I was approached for like 4 to 5 years in a row," Nick tells E! News. "Unfortunately, and fortunately, I was on the road with the Backstreet Boys touring and doing album cycles, so now that I have some time, that we're inbetween, I could take the advantage of doing it."
Bindi, on the other hand, had a slightly different but equally good excuse for previously saying no.
"I was approached once before, and I said, oh my goodness!" she tells us. "We were in the middle of our crocodile research trip and it was all happening, so it worked out really well that we were able to join this season… It was perfect timing. I really jumped at the opportunity because it was something so new, so it was kind of like, aahhh, yes, let's do it! Let's try this, and see where it takes us."
Someday, we too hope to be able to turn down Dancing with the Stars because we're too busy hanging out with crocodiles. Is it weird that we want to be an Australian 17 year-old when we grow up now?
Nick and Bindi aren't the only celebs who have previously opted out of the ballroom. Click through our gallery to see who else has said no over the years!
Dancing with the Stars season 21 premieres Monday, September 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC.