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Bindi Irwin Gives Pro Partner Derek Hough a Sweet Shoutout 1 Year After ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Win

Bindi Irwin will forever remember her Dancing With the Stars win.

Steve Irwin‘s daughter penned an emotional message on Instagram to her former pro partner, Derek Hough, hours before the show’s Season 23 finale on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Bindi and Derek celebrating their DWTS win.

“Thank you Derek for the gift of this beautiful moment! It’s been a year today and I’m still grateful beyond words for the chance to share my story and journey,” the 18-year-old captioned a sweet photo of the two celebrating with the Mirror Ball Trophy last November. “Congratulations to the amazing finalists of tonight’s DWTS. Shine bright. Always.”

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The duo has remained very close since their Season 21 win in 2015. Just last week, Derek adorably honored Bindi via social media on Steve Irwin Day. They’re still one of our favorite DWTS pairs ever!

Click though the gallery below to see the past DWTS winners then and now!