Robert Irwin almost drops F-bomb on RuPaul's Drag Race: 'Disappointment'

Robert and Bindi Irwin are known for being wholesome and family-friendly, so fans were surprised to see the youngest Irwin almost swear during an appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.

The siblings introduced a challenge during the first episode, sharing that the queens needed to make runway outfits that "celebrate the natural beauty of our homelands".

Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
Robert Irwin surprised fans when he almost dropped an F-bomb while making an appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under. Photo: Stan

It wouldn't be an Irwin appearance without some kind of reptile also making an appearance, with the siblings joined by Jenny the Burmese python who lay across their shoulders.

"We are massive fans of Drag Race, aren't we Bindi?" Robert began, with Bindi adding, "We sure are, Robert. Art Simone's impersonation of me last season was truly... inspirational."


Bindi then added with a laugh, "Just kidding!", with the queens loving her sass.

The siblings explained the challenge and Robert was tasked with signing off with one of RuPaul's signature catchphrases: "Good luck... and don't f**k it up!"

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under queens react to Irwins
The queens loved seeing the Irwins, but especially loved Bindi's sass. Photo: Stan

However, the 18-year-old wasn't quite able to get the words out, saying, "Good luck, and don't... Nah, I can't say it! I'll leave that to you, Ru!"

The queens were stunned as they watched, thinking Robert was about to swear but laughed as he held himself back.

Fans loved the moment, with one user writing, "The Irwins calling into the Werkroom on Day 1 to celebrate Down Under's natural beauty, ugh it's such a moment."

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
The queens were shocked when they thought Robert was about to swear. Photo: Stan

"I didn’t realise how much I wanted to hear Robert Irwin say the F word until #DragRaceDownUnder," another joked.

"I wanted to see Robert Irwin say 'f**k'," a third wrote.

"My only disappointment from this episode is that Robert Irwin didn’t say 'f**k'. Maybe next time..." someone else added.

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