I’m A Celeb’s Beverley Callard says she ‘wanted to die’ when she realised the show had aired crude nickname for husband


I’M A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’s Beverley Callard has admitted that she “wanted to die” when she realised the show had aired her crude nickname for her husband.

The 63-year-old star looked mortified when the comment aired during her Castle Highlights after she and Victoria Derbyshire were voted out of the ITV show last night.

Beverley said she ‘wanted to die’ after I’m A Celeb aired her crude comments

During her time in I’m A Celeb, Beverley raised eyebrows when she told her campmates that she calls her partner Jon McEwan “mega shag”, with tickled hosts Ant and Dec repeatedly mentioning it on air ever since.

This morning, Beverley insisted that she didn’t think viewers would have seen the clip during an appearance on Lorraine.

The former Coronation Street star looked sheepish as the presenter said: “We talked to your lovely husband yesterday and I think he’s quietly very happy of his nickname, he’s quite enjoying the attention.”

Beverley replied: “I can’t believe they aired that.

The star called her husband Jon a ‘mega shag’
The pair have been married for 10 years

“I just thought they were quite bad words so they’ll edit that, when Ant and Dec played the clip for me last night I wanted to die.”

She repeated: “I wanted to die.”

Lorraine giggled as she brushed off Beverley’s embarrassment, insisting: “It was funny, it was a laugh – as he said himself, it could have been a lot worse.”

Beverley made the shocking revelation in camp last week, telling her fellow contestants: “Jon’s very handsome, he’s a mega shag.

Jon admitted he saw the funny side when he appeared on Lorraine

“He is a mega shag and he dances for me in the kitchen every morning and makes me laugh my socks off.”

She added: “He’s gorgeous!”

Later in the Telegraph, Vernon Kay said: “She let it be known that Jon was very good at… how do we put it? Shall we say, bedroom activities.”

Beverley continued: “I do actually call him that though Vernon, I go, ‘Jon! You are my mega shaaaag!’”

Bev and Victoria Derbyshire were eliminated from I’m A Celeb last night

She was disappointed to leave the camp

The actress has been happily married to recording studio owner Jon for the last ten years.

But the actress previously revealed that she wanted to “stay single forever” before meeting him, and that she was initially reluctant to go on a blind date.

Jon is the star’s fourth husband, with Bev married to Paul Atkinson between 1974 and 1977, David Sowden between 1980 and 1988, and Steve Callard from 1989 until 2001.

Beverley has two children, 45-year-old Rebecca and 31-year-old Joshua.