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TikTok star reveals she once won $5,000 doing a Steve Irwin impersonation

TikTok star reveals she once won $5,000 doing a Steve Irwin impersonation in a radio competition – but didn’t realise the late Crocodile Hunter was on the line

Singer and TikTok star Chloe Papandrea has revealed she once had a heartwarming encounter with the late Steve ‘the Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin.

The 26-year-old, known by her stage name Cxloe, shared an audio clip on Tuesday from when she did an impersonation of Steve for a radio competition as a child.

Cxloe had no idea at the time Steve was actually on the line until the hosts told her, before she won $5,000 after delighting him with her hilarious impersonation.

Sweet moment: Singer and TikTok star Chloe Papandrea has revealed she once had a heartwarming encounter with the late Steve ‘the Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin (pictured in 2002)

‘I’m up to my armpits in alligators at the moment. I hear you do a pretty good Steve Irwin impression. Wow, that makes me feel pretty special,’ Steve said. 

Cxloe then performed her impersonation of the famous conservationist.

‘By dingo, would you have a look at this? This is the most venomous snake in the world!’ a young Cxloe said, pretending to be Steve. 

'By dingo!' The 26-year-old, known by her stage name Cxloe, shared an audio clip on Tuesday from when she did an impersonation of Steve for a radio competition as a child. She had no idea at the time Steve was actually on the line until the hosts told her - and she won $5,000

‘By dingo!’ The 26-year-old, known by her stage name Cxloe, shared an audio clip on Tuesday from when she did an impersonation of Steve for a radio competition as a child. She had no idea at the time Steve was actually on the line until the hosts told her – and she won $5,000

‘This is one wild unit; he’s got enough venom to kill a hundred other blokes my size!’

Steve was impressed, saying afterwards: ‘Have a go at that little beauty!’

Cxloe captioned the audio: ‘RIP to the greatest Aussie hero there ever was. Steve Irwin. I must have inhaled helium before I went on air.’

Tragic accident: Steve Irwin died on September 4, 2006, in Batt Reef, Queensland, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary

Tragic accident: Steve Irwin died on September 4, 2006, in Batt Reef, Queensland, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary

The TikTok video has already received 92,000 likes as of Wednesday morning.

Steve Irwin died on September 4, 2006, in Batt Reef, Queensland, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary. 

His widow, Terri Irwin, and children, Bindi and Robert, have vowed to carry on his legacy by maintaining his conservation efforts at Australia Zoo.  

Legacy: His widow, Terri Irwin (centre), and children, Bindi (right) and Robert (left), have vowed to carry on his legacy by maintaining his conservation efforts at Australia Zoo

Legacy: His widow, Terri Irwin (centre), and children, Bindi (right) and Robert (left), have vowed to carry on his legacy by maintaining his conservation efforts at Australia Zoo

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