Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin arrive at the CMC Music Awards in Brisbane.
Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin arrive at the CMC Music Awards in Brisbane. Ben Symons

Bindi Irwin steps out with Chandler Powell at CMC Awards

BINDI Irwin was all smiles when she stepped out on to the red carpet at the CMC Awards in Brisbane tonight with boyfriend Chandler Powell.

The pair arrived with Bindi's mum Terri and brother Robert to attend the sixth annual awards, during which Irwin presented an award with Adam Brand.

Lee Kernaghan, Bindi Irwin and Adam Brand pictured at the CMC Music Awards.
Lee Kernaghan, Bindi Irwin and Adam Brand pictured at the CMC Music Awards. Ben Symons

Powell told APN the Sunshine Coast and the Irwin family's zoo are becoming like his second home.

"I love it. I was here for a wakeboard contest which is right by the zoo so I just had to come," he said.

"I've been spending a lot more time here. I've been doing uni in Florida and then visiting here. We make it work."

Irwin joked about Powell's initiation into her wildlife warrior family.

"It's nice to have someone there you can just throw in with rhinos and tigers and say 'good luck'," she said.

"I think next is feeding the crocs."

Irwin said she hoped Powell could one day join her family on their annual crocodile research trips to their conservation property in rural Queensland.


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