I’M A Superstar has had its fair proportion of bombshells this yr – from Ruthie spilling the tea on Prince Edward, to Shane revealing the HUGE price he received for his Daz adverts.
However none left viewers fairly as shocked as when Coronation Road legend Beverley Callard, 63, referred to her beloved husband Jon McEwan as “mega sh*g”.
The actress has now admitted that she “wanted to die” when she realised the show had aired her crude nickname, whereas talking to Lorraine following her exit from the present alongside Victoria Derbyshire.
“I am unable to consider they aired that,” she stated. “I simply thought they had been fairly unhealthy phrases in order that they’ll edit that, when Ant and Dec performed the clip for me final evening I wished to die.”
Beverley made the daring declare in camp final week, telling her fellow contestants: “Jon’s very good-looking… “He’s a mega sh*g and he dances for me within the kitchen each morning and makes me giggle my socks off.”
It is simply the most recent growth in a wild and loved-up marriage for the pair, nevertheless. Right here, we delve into her marriage with fourth husband Jon…
Successful her coronary heart after string of heartbreaks
Beverley had been married 3 times earlier than tying the knot together with her present husband.
The Corrie actress married her first husband Paul Atkinson in 1974, however they went their separate methods in 1977.
The pair share daughter Rebecca Callard, 43, who has adopted in Beverley’s footsteps and pursued an appearing profession.
Beverley then tied the knot together with her second husband, trainer David Sowden, in 1980, however they divorced in 1988.
The TV star went on to marry her third husband Steve Callard in 1989 and welcomed their son Joshua into the world, earlier than splitting 12 years after the ceremony.
Following the heartbreaking splits, Bev has admitted she wished to “keep single eternally” earlier than assembly Jon, and that she was initially reluctant to go on a blind date with him.
“I actually didn’t wish to go as a result of on the time I assumed all males had been b******s and I wished to remain single eternally,” she advised OK! magazine.
“We organised one date and I chickened out and stood him up. Then, on the second try, I turned up and noticed he had a shaved head, a gold tooth and was lined in tattoos and I assumed, what am I doing?!”
Romantic seashore proposal & wedding ceremony with 22 bridesmaids
Regardless of her reservations, he gained her over and Beverley has been fortunately married to the recording studio proprietor for the final ten years.
He proposed to the Liz McDonald actress in Could 2010 on a seashore in Spain, with Bev admitting she had no make-up on and was sporting a baseball cap – however the intimate second swept her off her ft.
They deliberate the marriage in simply 5 months and virtually two dozen bridesmaids had been scrambled to assist them tie the knot at Hazlewood Citadel Lodge, West Yorkshire, that October.
Jon is now planning a shock vow renewal for her when she leaves Gwrych citadel.
He thinks renewing the vows would be the excellent technique to see off 2020.
“We have been by way of every little thing – chapter, melancholy, electroconvulsive remedy, hip operations. We received by way of all of it collectively,” he advised The Sunday Mirror.
“So I assumed, as a pair, we should always have fun the place we at the moment are… She’s my queen already. Simply by strolling by way of the I am A Celeb gates, she’s gained in life.”
He added: “In my head, I see candles all over the place, twinkly lights, intimate and romantic. I am form of glad we’ve these restrictions so the visitor checklist does not get uncontrolled.”
How his well being scare left her ‘numb’
Beverley had a horrific scare in 2016, nevertheless, when she revealed she thought she’d lost her husband after he collapsed on the grocery store.
She stated of the incident: “Jon’s my rock. I see him as indestructible so once I was advised he had collapsed, I simply went numb.
“He’s by no means sick. What occurred got here utterly out of the blue.
“I used to be on my technique to A&E with my stepson Jonathan and I used to be begging, please God no, this can’t be.
“I used to be extremely frightened as a result of I didn’t know what I’d do if one thing occurred to him.
“He’s my soulmate and my finest good friend. He’s utterly and completely the love of my life.”
Beverley additionally paid tribute to Jon that yr by unveiling her new tattoo.
The actress, who was 59 on the time, confirmed off her new inking on Twitter with the straightforward caption: “Inked at the moment xx.”
The tattoo featured tragedy and comedy masks over a rating sheet, alongside a big coronary heart containing the couple’s names and the date of the pair’s wedding ceremony anniversary.
‘Saving her’ amid psychological well being battle
Bev has beforehand credited her husband with saving her following suicide bids and electro shock remedy.
The star spent two months within the Priory in February 2009 after being overwhelmed by psychological well being points.
Going through her late mom’s Alzheimer’s diagnoses and money owed of £150,000 from her and Jon’s failed pub enterprise, the stress received an excessive amount of for the star.
After making an attempt remedy her physician stated would “actually put a horse to sleep”, Bev underwent 12 rounds of electrical shock remedy.
She defined the therapies left her unable to stroll, wash, communicate or cry as she laid within the foetal place.
When issues received so unhealthy, her husband Jon – who she was engaged to on the time – stayed by her bedside, and even thwarted two suicide makes an attempt.
“It wasn’t simply the truth that Jon rumbled me to the nurses that saved me from ending all of it,” she advised The Mirror in 2010.
“It was much more than that. He stood by me, through everything. He never gave up trying to understand my torment.
“Even though after visiting me he’d go to his car and cry his heart out. Even though he’d see me curled into a ball with matted hair, unable to speak or move and no one was sure if I’d get better.”
He truly does appear to be her knight in shining armour.