Social media has fired up after Reggie Bird became the first person to ever win Big Brother twice on Tuesday night.
While the mother-of-two appeared stunned at her second victory, fans on Twitter lined up to congratulate the 48-year-old fan favourite.
‘Congrats @BBreggie on winning [Big Brother Australia]!!’ wrote one supporter. ‘First two-time winner! Amazing!’
Reggie Bird has become the first person to ever win Big Brother twice. Pictured with daughter Mia, 15, and son Lucas, 12
Another predicted a backlash against the legally blind contestant, writing, ‘If you think @BBreggie doesn’t deserve to win because she won back in 2003 then you have probably never faced years of endless challenging times or had disabled/sick children.’
‘She deserves this!!’ they concluded.
However not all comments were supportive of Bird.
While the mother-of-two appeared stunned at her second victory in the Big Brother house, fans on Twitter lined up to congratulate the 48-year-old fan favourite
‘Not impressed at all, Reggie should not have won…nop [sic], not impressed, that was a complete sympathy vote, they carried her through the whole show, she did nothing to deserve the win…’ wrote one critic.
While another griped, ‘The woman who did absolutely nothing all season and was carried by the OGs…. Yeah so well deserved’.
The winner of Big Brother Australia’s 2003 season beat out newbies Johnson Ashak and Taras Hrubyj-Piper to claim her second crown during Tuesday night’s finale, taking home $250,000.
Reggie was swarmed by family and friends moments after the announcement was made.
However not all comments were supportive of Bird
When asked what she’ll do with the prize money, Reggie said: ‘I’m gonna use that money to put a roof over our heads’
‘I can’t believe it,’ the emotional winner told host Sonia Kruger after winning.
‘Thank you to everyone that voted for me and I hope I did you all proud,’ she added with tears in her eyes.
‘I’m gonna use [the prize money] to put a roof over our heads,’ Reggie continued, as she was embraced onstage by her daughter Mia, 15, and son Lucas, 12.
‘I can’t believe it,’ the emotional winner told host Sonia Kruger (pictured) after winning
Speaking to WHO magazine this week, Reggie said that she’s currently writing her memoir and hoping to carve out a career in TV and radio.
‘Nineteen years ago I said I was going to write a book and I didn’t do it, so now is the time!’ she gushed.
‘I procrastinated and now I’m glad I have, because there is so much more to tell,’ she continued.
‘I’d also love to do something on radio, or do another TV show like Travel Guides or Gogglebox. I’d be hilarious!’
Reggie was swarmed by family and friends moments after the announcement was made
The winner of Big Brother Australia’s 2003 season beat out newbies Johnson Ashak (left) and Taras Hrubyj-Piper (right) to claim her second crown during Tuesday night’s finale
Reggie won the third season of Big Brother Australia in 2003 and took home $250,000.
However, she recently revealed she no longer has any of the prize money left from her triumphant season.
The mother of two made the admission that her pay check was ‘all gone’ during an interview with The Daily Telegraph in May.
Musician Taras (right) pictured here with his brother moments before the winner was announced
She also revealed her main motivation for returning for the 2022 season of the show was to provide for her children.
‘I’ve got to do this for my kids,’ said Reggie.
The fan favourite has limited vision and is legally blind, while her son Lucas has cystic fibrosis.
Speaking to WHO magazine this week, Reggie said that she’s currently writing her memoir and hoping to carve out a career in TV and radio
In 2016, she revealed that most taxi drivers won’t pick her up because she isn’t travelling far enough, even though she’s unable to drive herself due to her vision impairment.
‘Even when you’re getting a taxi – I’ve had a few say, ‘You’re only going up the road, why can’t you walk?’ Things like that upset me,’ she told the Daily Edition.
She also admitted that she struggles to get around with her walking cane for assistance.
‘Sometimes when I forget to take my cane to the shops and I bang into people… they look at me because I’m so young and just think I’m being rude.’
Reggie Bird is $250,000 richer after becoming the first person in history to win Big Brother Australia twice