Big Brother star Reggie Bird put on a brave face to run some errands on the Gold Coast on Thursday.
The fan favorite, who has limited eyesight and is legally blind, was photographed with her cane while picking up dry cleaning.
The 48-year-old was seen riding a local bus, most likely after a taxi service was refused.
Big Brother star Reggie Bird was spotted shopping on the Gold Coast on Thursday
In 2016, she revealed that most taxi drivers won’t pick her up because she doesn’t travel far enough, even though she can’t drive herself due to her visual impairment.
“Even if you take a cab, I’ve heard some say, ‘You’re just going out on the road, why can’t you walk?’ That kind of thing upset me,” she told the Daily Edition.
She also admitted that she has trouble getting around with her cane for help.
“Sometimes when I forget to bring my cane to the shops and I bump into people… they look at me because I’m so young and just think I’m rude.”
The 48-year-old was seen arriving on a local bus, most likely after a taxi service was refused
Reggie wore the glittery dresses over her shoulder as she used the cane to walk down the sidewalk
Reggie wore a “I have visual impairment” badge and an array of dazzling outfits that she appeared to have picked up at the dry cleaners.
At one point, a bird flew dangerously close to her as she crossed a zebra crossing.
The glittering clothes she was carrying could indicate that she is gearing up for the Big Brother final, which is just weeks away.
Reggie is tipped to win the 2022 season, with viewers betting on her to take home the title.
She has odds of 1.75 on both Sportsbet and TAB.
Fans are convinced that Reggie will beat the other housemates, as she already did it before in 2003: winning $250,000 in prize money.
Reggie wore a “I have visual impairment” badge and a range of dazzling outfits she appeared to have collected from the dry cleaners
Reggie narrowly escaped disaster when a bird flew dangerously close to her
Just a year after her first win, Reggie was diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition pigmentosa, an eye condition that left her legally blind.
“When Seven asked me to go back into the BB house, I couldn’t turn it down,” she told Women’s Day.
“When my eyesight deteriorated at the rate it was, I decided it’s now or never. The kids convinced me – they are very convincing!’
Just a year after her first win, Reggie was diagnosed with degenerative eye condition pigmentosa, an eye condition that left her legally blind
Reggie carried the glittery clothes in one hand and her cane in the other
In a recent interview, the star hit back at trolls who accused her of being blind.
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, she’s pretending.’ Who would want to pretend to be blind?’ she said.
“They don’t know me or the challenges I face every day.”
The former fish and chip shop manager, who says her vision is now like looking through straws, added: “I think people who leave comments like that are in trouble.”
Reggie walked the sidewalk alone, carrying her own dry cleaning and using the cane to avoid accidents
Reggie previously spoke about her battle with pigmentosa on Seven’s The Daily Edition.
‘I have lost my peripheral vision and have 10 degrees of central vision left. I don’t have night vision,” she said.
Despite her challenges, fans are thrilled with Reggie’s return to Big Brother this year.
‘I have lost my peripheral vision and have 10 degrees of central vision left. I don’t have night vision,” she said in 2016
Viewers flocked to Twitter to greet her comeback after nearly two decades, with many supporting her to win the “Contenders vs Royalty” season.
‘Omg Reggie gives me the whole life,’ tweeted one fan, while another added: ‘If Reggie makes the final, she’ll win again.’
‘I love Reggie, she’s so funny, I’ve missed her! I remember why I loved her again,” a third viewer tweeted.
Fans have seen the 48-year-old compete in the new season of Big Brother (pictured)
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