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Why Beverley Callard quit Coronation Street for I'm A Celebrity

Beverley Callard

Beverley Callard has shared why she left Coronation Street as she enters I'm A Celebrity.

Soap star Beverley is one of ten celebrity contestants on the 2020 series.

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She has played one of Coronation Street’s most iconic characters on and off for more than 30 years but as Beverley Callard swaps the cobbles for a Welsh castle, the actress promises she definitely won’t be turning up with a wonder bra and short skirt on.

The legendary star – best known for her role in Corrie’s Liz McDonald – says she is worlds’ apart from her on-screen character and thinks viewers will get a shock to learn she definitely isn’t glamorous.

She said: “I think as I have played Liz for so long, people think I am quite glamorous and they think I am covered in make-up all the time.”

Beverley continued: “They do see me as Liz and I think they think I will be going in with a wonder bra on and a very short skirt!

“Well to be totally honest, I am just the opposite! I hate being dressed up and I don’t care if my nails break either! I am quite at home in comfy baggy clothes.”

Revealing she has been asked many times before to take part in I’m A Celebrity, Beverley says she decided to take the plunge after making the big decision to quit Corrie earlier this year.

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Explaining why she left the ITV soap, Beverley shared: “I felt that after 31 years Liz had run her course.

“And normally, I would have said ‘thank you but no thank you’. But this year, I decided to go for it. Doing I’m A Celebrity is an adventure and definitely out of my comfort zone!”

Meanwhile, Beverley predicts her former co-stars will be shocked when they find out because she didn’t breathe a word to anyone beforehand.

“I didn’t tell anybody I was going in,” she admitted. “There was some speculation but I know they will have gone ‘of course she isn’t. Beverley would never have said yes to that!’ So I think they will be shocked.”

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I'm A Celebrity airs nightly on ITV at 9PM.

Picture: ITV

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