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Belinda Harris-Reid's Biography

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Belinda Harris-Reid was born on 7 April 1975 in Kampala, Uganda. However before she was 1, Belinda Harris-Reid moved to Malawi, where her father was one of the founders of Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

Later Belinda Harris-Reid studied in the UK at St Margaret's, Sarum Hall and Queen's Gate.

In the late 1980s, Belinda studied for a BA Honours in History of Jazz and Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of East London.

At the time of Big Brother in 2009, Belinda Harris-Reid was a 44 year-old theatre director.

She had co-founded the Surreal Saloon and was Artistic Director of Heart's Tongue Theatre Company in Devon.

Belinda Harris-Reid has two children, whom she home-schooled, and she was married for 23 years before she entered Big Brother.

Belinda has been a spokesperson for Education Otherwise and she explained to the Guardian:

"Home educating families don't take on home education lightly. It is often a cry for help where children are school-phobic or they are being bullied."

Belinda Harris-Reid used to be called a penguin by Joe Strummer of The Clash.

Five years before Big Brother, Belinda suddenly found she could not see and lost her balance and spent 18 months in a wheelchair, before she recovered.

On Day 41, Belinda, together with Rex, was nominated for eviction from Big Brother. Three days later, Belinda was evicted from Big Brother having lost the public vote.

After Big Brother, Belinda Harris-Reid became a knitwear designer.

She also appeared on Four in a Bed, as owner of the Knitting Hotel.

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