I’M A Celebrity’s Beverley Callard has vowed to complete every castle trial – despite doctors begging her to turn down the show.
The Coronation Street icon exclusively told The Sun she was warned not to take part in the ITV series when she was first offered a spot in the line-up back in March.
Doctors told Beverley Callard there was ‘no chance’ she could do I’m A Celeb after her hip operation
Doing the famous reality show will prove to be an even bigger challenge for Callard, 63, who has been at home recovering from two major hip operations.
Asked about her health, she exclusively explained to The Sun how she almost didn’t make it to Gwrych castle.
She said: “I had one operation in March and then I had the great big one in July and I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it.
“My hip surgeon said this, his words not mine, when I first told him about it very confidentially.
Beverley Callard has joined the line-up with famous faces Mo Farah, Vernon Kay, Shane Richie, and Victoria Derbyshire
“He said, ‘Bev, you’ve got NO chance'”.
Her fortunes soon changed as she continued: “Obviously I have seen him a lot over the last few months and the last time I saw him he was either going to say yes you can do it or no you can’t, and his words were ‘I’m a helluva woman’, he couldn’t believe it.
“The hospital want to use me as an example (to other patients).”
The only activity the actress will not be allowed to take part in is bunjee jumping and she would have “hated” if she was ruled out of various trials and tasks on medical grounds.
Cheers Bev! The Corrie star said she has ‘worked her socks off’ to take part in the show
She said: “I would hate it if they said ‘and Beverley can’t take part in this because of medical reasons’, I don’t want to be thought of as a wuss, it would drive me insane. But he said everything else I can do.
“I can walk, go up stairs, I haven’t missed one physio session, I’ve done hydrotherapy I’ve done the whole lot.
“Believe me, I’ve worked my socks off to be here. I’m not going to quit.”
Meanwhile the Liz McDonald actress confirmed she has been lined up for an explosive return to Coronation Street next year.
She was last seen on the Cobbles back in June when she stopped troublemakers Jordan and Chelsey from threatening Carla Connor.
Catch the first episode of I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 this Sunday at 9pm on ITV 1.
Beverley plays former landlady of the Rovers Liz McDonaldCredit: ITV
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