Not everyone thinks tarantulas are cuddly, apparently.
Wildlife experts bringing in cute and terrifying animals has got to be our favourite type of talk show segment, and it's one that's been doing by everyone including James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno to name a few. But sometimes it gets far too much for the celebrity guests when they are forced to face their fears.
Kevin Hart at the MTV VMAs
Here are some of the funniest moments stars got scared by talk show animals:
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Robert Irwin joins Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' with more fascinating guests.
Steve Irwin's teenage son Robert Irwin has returned to 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' and we just can't get enough of him. He brings with him a host of interesting and adorable creatures for the talk show host to enjoy, from leg-less lizards to cuddly baby black bears.
Robert Irwin pictured in 2015
Just two months ago did Robert make his debut appearance on 'The Tonight Show', encouraging Jimmy to cuddle with gigantic snakes and sloths, and it seemed viewers loved him so much that he's been invited back to introduce more of his furry - and scaley - friends from Australia Zoo.
At just 13, Robert Irwin is continuing his father’s legacy and he’s just as enthusiastic about animals as his dad.
Robert Irwin, the 13-year-old son of the late Steve Irwin sent viewers wild on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on Thursday, as he continued his father’s legacy.
The teen is just as enthusiastic about animals as his late father and brought with him a dwarf crocodile, a screaming armadillo a red-tailed boa constrictor snake and an adorable sloth, to meet the talk show host.
Bindi's contract was submitted to a court as she is a minor, but the judge has apparently been living in a cave for the last decade.
She’s dazzled TV audiences with her performances on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ over the last few months, but a legal issue is preventing Bindi Irwin from claiming her payment. A judge has reportedly ruled that she must prove her father, Steve Irwin, is actually dead before receiving the money.
A report from TMZ suggests that a Superior Court Judge in a Los Angeles court has stated that Bindi must provide evidence of her father’s death before she is paid. Her contract for payment, estimated to be $230,000, was handed to a judge as a matter of law and procedure, as Irwin is a minor at 17.
Bindi Irwin must apparently prove her father's death before she can get paid her fee for 'DWTS'
Bindi Irwin wants to use “different avenues” to spread her father’s message: “standing up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
Bindi Irwin is impressing audiences and judges as a competitor on Dancing With The Stars. In a recent interview, Bindi revealed that she had a very good reason for deciding to go on the show. 17-year-old Bindi is determined to honour her father by spreading his message – the importance of protecting animals and their habitats – through “different avenues”.
Bindi Irwin leaving rehearsals for Dancing With the Stars Los Angeles, September 2015.
Bindi Irwin may currently be in Los Angeles, rehearsing for ‘Dancing With the Stars, but her thoughts are with her family in Australia. The 17-year-old posted a moving Instagram post in which she remembered her father, Steve Irwin, on Australia’s Father’s Day.
Bindi Irwin remembered her late father, Steve Irwin, almost 9 years to the day since his tragic death. Irwin took to Instagram to share a picture of her father on Sunday (6th September) and included a touching caption. Her post also coincided with Father’s Day in Australia.
Bindi Irwin at the Discovery Channel's 30th anniversary party in New York, June 2015.
The first celebrity contestant for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 21 has been announced and it’s none other than ‘crocodile wrangling’ Bindi Irwin!
Bindi Irwin has joined Dancing With The Stars. The 17-year-old conservationist is the first celebrity contestant to be announced for the 21st season of the show. The news was announced on Monday (24th August) and Bindi personally made the announcement whilst appearing on Good Morning America.
Bindi Irwin at the Discovery Channel's 30th Anniversary celebrations in New York in June 2015.
Steve Irwin's final words have been revealed.
Steve Irwin's final words have been revealed by the only man who witnessed the fatal accident that killed the Australian wildlife expert. Cameraman Justin Lyons opened up about Irwin's final words during an appearance on television show 'Studio 10'. Lyons recalled how they were about eight days into a shoot for a documentary called 'Ocean's Deadliest' in 2006. On the day of Irwin's death, they had been looking for tiger sharks, but ran into a dangerous stingray.
Steve Irwin's Wife Wrote A Book About The Pair
Lyons said he and Irwin began shooting the stingray in chest-deep water. After a couple of minutes, the two stood up and decided to shoot one last shot of Irwin getting behind the stingray.
Continue reading: Steve Irwin's Final Words Remembered By Cameraman Justin Lyons
Bindi Irwin is about as dead as David Schwimmer is. Not at all
Steve Irwin daughter. Celebrity death hoaxes are older than the internet itself, but it wasn't until the advert of the online-age that they became such a common occurrence. The latest famous name to travel the web with a deceased certificate next to them is none other than Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin.
The 'news' that the teenage daughter of the late wildlife expert and conservationist began to spread rapidly on Thursday (June 13) this week and by the end of the day her name was one of the most searched for items on the web as people sought to get to the bottom of the claim. As you've probably figured out already, the 14-year-old isn't dead, but there is actually a reason why the hoax was able to spread so quickly and cause such confusion in the first place.
The term 'Steve Irwin daughter dies' has been a pretty common search term for the past two days or so, the reason being because Bindi has actually been quite big new lately. She has been promoting her new film, Return to Nim’s Island, as well as showcasing herself to various press outlets as a new, grown-up Bindi. The lil ripper also penned a 1,000-word conservation essay earlier this year, sending it off to Hillary Clinton who, in turn, edited and attempted to published the essay for wider reading. However, due to the heavy editing on Clinton's behalf, Bindi has demanded that the altered version of her essay not be made public. Mix that together with her father's death and the work of a couple of pranksters trying to make the hoax into news and you've got yourself a standard celebrity death hoax.
The plot doesn't matter (and even Crocodile Dundee took care of that). Irwin is the real show here - everything else just distracts from him. The movie is just another episode of his popular television series. While in the Outback, he gets up close and personal with spiders, lizards, crocodiles, and snakes. Speaking directly to the camera, he gives us a fairly useful education about these different animals while Terri provides additional commentary (think commercial spokesperson). It's all very interesting stuff and Irwin's humor and quick wit is enough to keep the lessons entertaining and the action scenes believable.
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Date of birth
22nd February, 1962
Date of death
4th September, 2006