Reggie Bird’s hidden heartbreak: Big Brother battler reveals why her son Lucas almost didn’t see her win the show: ‘I was hoping he’d pull through’
Reggie Bird has revealed why her 12-year-old son Lucas almost didn’t attend Big Brother’s live finale on Tuesday night.
The mother of two, 48, said Lucas, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at four weeks old, nearly didn’t make it because he was sick.
‘It was touch and go because Lucas has been quite sick, so I was hoping he’d pull through before coming down here for the finale,’ Reggie told Who magazine.
Big Brother’s Reggie Bird (pictured) has revealed her 12-year-old son Lucas almost didn’t see her win the show due to a ‘horrid’ case of the flu
‘He managed to get rid of this horrid flu that he had and made it here,’ she added.
Reggie went on to say her son became emotional after she was announced as the winner of the show.
‘He was trying not to cry [after the win], going “Mum I don’t wanna cry!” and he was just wiping away tears,’ she said.
The mother-of-two told Who , Lucas almost didn’t make it do the finale due to his ongoing battle with cystic fibrosis. Pictured Reggie with son Lucas and daughter Mia
Reggie Bird become the first person to win Big Brother Australia twice on Tuesday.
The winner of the 2003 season beat out newbies Johnson Ashak and Taras Hrubyj-Piper to claim her second crown, taking home the $250,000 cash prize.
The former fish and chip shop owner was swarmed by family and friends moments after the announcement was made.
‘It was touch and go because Lucas has been quite sick, so I was hoping he’d pull through before coming down here for the finale,’ Reggie said
‘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.
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,’ as she was embraced onstage by her daughter Mia, 15, and son Lucas, 12.
Reggie Bird become the first person to win Big Brother Australia twice on Tuesday