Inside Beverley Callard’s wild marriage to ‘megashag’ fourth husband Jon with 22 bridesmaids, beach proposal and tattoos


BEVERLEY Callard trended on Twitter last night after telling the nation husband Jon is a “megashag” on I’m A Celebrity.

Here, we delve into her marriage with fourth husband Jon McEwan who proposed to her on a beach in 2010.

Beverley Callard called husband Jon a ‘megashag’ last night
Recording studio owner Jon proposed to her on a beach in Spain in 2010

Coronation Street star Beverley, 63, has been happily married to the recording studio owner for the last ten years.

He proposed to the Liz McDonald actress in May 2010 on a beach in Spain, with Bev previously saying she had no make-up on and was wearing a baseball cap but the intimate moment swept her off her feet.

They planned the wedding in just five months and almost two dozen bridesmaids were scrambled to help them tie the knot at Hazlewood Castle Hotel, West Yorkshire, that October.

Jon is now planning a surprise vow renewal for her when she leaves Gwrych castle.

Bev and Jon McEwan have been married for 10 years

Jon thinks renewing the vows will be the perfect way to see off 2020.

“We’ve been through everything – bankruptcy, depression, electroconvulsive therapy, hip operations. We got through it all together.

“So I thought, as a couple, we should celebrate where we are now.

“She’s my queen already. Just by walking through the I’m A Celeb gates, she’s won in life,” he told HOARday Mirror.

He added: “In my head, I see candles everywhere, twinkly lights, intimate and romantic. I’m kind of happy we have these restrictions so the guest list doesn’t get out of control.”

The couple have had their hardships

Bev revealed her husband Jon saved her from suicide bids and electro shock therapy.

The star spent two months in the Priory in February 2009 after being overwhelmed by mental health issues.

Facing her late mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnoses and debts of £150,000 from her and Jon’s failed pub business, the stress got too much for the star.

Bev had previously said that she wanted to “stay single forever” before meeting Jon, and that she was initially reluctant to go on a blind date with him.

Beverley also revealed she thought she’d lost her husband in 2016 after he collapsed at the supermarket. 

Beverley and daughter Rebecca

Whilst on I’m A Celebrity she revealed her nickname for him is “megashag” much to the campmates, and viewers, delight.

She said of the incident: “Jon’s my rock. I see him as indestructible so when I was told he had collapsed, I just went numb.

“He is never ill. What happened came completely out of the blue.

“I was on my way to A&E with my stepson Jonathan and I was begging, please God no, this cannot be.

“I was incredibly frightened because I didn’t know what I’d do if something happened to him.

“He’s my soulmate and my best friend. He’s completely and utterly the love of my life.”

Jon talks to Loose Women

Back in 2016, Beverley paid tribute to her Jon by unveiling her new tattoo.

The actress, who was 59 at the time, showed off her new inking on Twitter with the simple caption: “Inked today xx”.

The tattoo featured tragedy and comedy masks over a score sheet, alongside a large heart containing the couple’s names and the date of the pair’s wedding anniversary.

Beverley had been married three times before tying the knot with her current husband. 

The Corrie actress married her first husband Paul Atkinson in 1974, but went their separate ways in 1977.

The pair share daughter Rebecca Callard, 43, who has followed in Beverley’s footsteps and pursued an acting career. 

Beverley then tied the knot with her second husband, teacher David Sowden, in 1980, but they divorced in 1988.

The TV star then married her third husband Steve Callard in 1989 and welcomed their son Joshua into the world, before splitting 12 years after the ceremony. 

During her marriage to Steve, Beverley first appeared in Corrie and became a regular fixture on the show as barmaid Liz McDonald.