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Beverley Callard has said she will slap her Coronation Street co-star Simon Gregson for casting doubt over her vegan diet.
Simon, who plays Bev’s on-screen son Steve McDonald on Corrie, previously joked he “must be a mango” if Bev was really a vegan after viewers doubted her diet on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
During an appearance on Loose Women earlier this month he joked the actress, who recently was left unable to walk after a botched operation, faked being a vegan to avoid “putting a willy in her mouth”.
He said: “Rebecca her daughter is vegan and I'm sure Bev has done it for all the right reasons, health and to save the planet – if you believe that, I'm a mango!
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“I’m pretty sure it's because she doesn't have to put a willy in her mouth.
“She's doing brilliantly and the great thing about Bev is that she's a brilliant storyteller, she's a massive team player, and even though in the deepest parts of her soul, ‘there's no way I wanna do that!’ but she will! She'll go the distance.”
After being eliminated from the I’m A Celeb castle, Bev was quizzed by hosts Ant and Dec on if she really is a vegan.
Dec then read out Simon’s comments and asked her to respond, to which she laughed.
Ant, 45, then said: “So you can come clean now, was it just for the show?”
To which Bev said: “No, I started it in March because I had an operation and I saw this documentary that said your joints heal quicker if you’re plant-based so that’s what I’ve been doing since March.”
Dec then quipped: “There you go Simon, you mango!”
The group then burst into laughter before Beverley said: “Listen, he knows I’ll give him a slap when I see him!”
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Beverley and Victoria Derbyshire became the third and fourth campmates to leave the I’m A Celeb castle on Monday 30 November, after a shock double elimination.
Rutie Henshall, who reportedly had a secret row with Vernon Kay, and Hollie Arnold have also left the castle.
As she took part in the series, Simon shared his surprise that Bev was getting stuck-in with the day to day running of the camp at Gwyrch Castle.
He explained: “I had an inkling I'd heard rumours I didn't know whether she would. I'm very surprised about the fact she helped clean out the toilet.
“If anybody trumps within a mile radius of Bev you get a clip round the ear, yeah so I'm shocked about that! She hates toilets, I don't think she's ever had a poo in her life.”
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