Former Big Brother winner Reggie Sorensen, formerly known as Reggie Bird, is planning a return to TV.
Ten years after she was declared legally blind due to a degenerative eye condition, the 44-year-old has revealed her that her last wish before she completely loses her eyesight is to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out OF Here!.
Speaking to Woman’s Day on Monday, the mother-of-two said it’s her dream to star on the Channel Ten reality show.
‘Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t do something’: Reggie Sorensen reveals her final wish before she goes blind is to appear on I’m A Celebrity. Pictured here in September
‘I’m the perfect fit and want to prove having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t do something,’ she said.
‘With the challenges I’d face, the kids will see their mum is not such a dill after all.
‘I want the chance to show my kids I can do anything – before I go completely blind.’
Legally blind: Reggie was declared legally blind ten years ago, Pictured on A Current Affair in 2014
Reggie, who is mum to Mia, 11, Lucas, nine, said she is ‘going blind with Retinitis Pigmentosa’.
The condition causes cells in the light-sensitive retina, located at the back of the eye, to degenerate slowly and progressively.
‘It’s become worse. It gradually started to deteriorate, especially after I had the children. I went back to the ophthalmologist and realised how much vision I actually lost,’ she told The Morning Show in 2016.
Eye condition: Reggie, who is mum to Mia, 11, Lucas, nine, said she is ‘going blind with Retinitis Pigmentosa’
‘I go every year for my check-ups and last year they said it wasn’t too bad, it’s still stable – I’m still at 10-degrees of central vision.
She added: ‘But I have no peripheral or night vision left. I also have cataracts growing on my eyes as well which makes it harder to see.’
In addition to Reggie’s own health problems, her son Lucas was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Health struggles: In addition to Reggie’s own health problems, her son Lucas was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis
‘The minute he starts to get a cough or a sniffle, I start to panic and get anxious because I’m worried he’ll end up in hospital. It’s not a good place to be in,’ she said.
The Tasmanian-born star was previously married to husband Adrian Bird for six years but they divorced shortly after she won Big Brother in 2003.
A second divorce from fireman Dale Sorensen in 2012 left her almost broke.
She began dating Manly Sea Eagles football star John Jones on and off in 2014 however they split for good in 2015.
Rise to national stardom: Reggie (centre) won Big Brother in 2003. Pictured left is former Big Brother host Gretel Killeen