'I'm A Celebrity' star Bev Callard had a 'no farting' rule on 'Corrie'

Julia Hunt
·Contributor
·2 min read
Beverley Callard led the celebs in a morning workout. (ITV)
Beverley Callard (ITV)

Beverley Callard tickled I’m A Celebrity viewers by revealing she had a “no farting” rule on Coronation Street.

The actor – who has played Liz McDonald on the cobbles for 30 years on and off – shared her unusual rule as the female celebrities pondered what their rice and beans diet would mean for their digestive systems.

Read more: I'm A Celebrity viewers shocked as Ruthie Henshall tries to cheat during trial

During the chat, which aired during Saturday’s round-up show, some of the ladies said they were nervous about “keeping trumps in”, and Callard told them she would be less than impressed if it happened near her.

“In Coronation Street, Charlie (Lawson, who played on-screen husband Jim) and I had a rule, no farting on the McDonald set,” she told them.

EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION BEFORE 0001hrs SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24.  Liz (Beverley Callard) senses danger when she and Jim (Charles Lawson) meet up with Johnny Johnson (Robert Gwilym) at the army reunion.
Beverley Callard, Charles Lawson and Robert Gwilym (PA)

Journalist Victoria Derbyshire chimed in: “Very good inside Corrie intel.”

“We had none of it,” said Callard.

Blogger Giovanna Fletcher wanted to know if anyone had crossed the line for that to become a rule.

Laughing, Callard said: “If they did I would probably have chinned them!”

Talking in the Telegraph, the star said she really was not a fan of flatulence.

“If I did it, I would die,” she said. “I would cry with embarrassment. Truly, I just can’t stand someone else doing it, unless it’s by accident.”

Vernon Kay, Beverley Callard, Sir Mo Farah CBE, Jessica Plummer, Shane Richie, Victoria Derbyshire, AJ Pritchard, Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie Arnold MBE and Jordan North in a promotional still for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)
Vernon Kay, Beverley Callard, Sir Mo Farah CBE, Jessica Plummer, Shane Richie, Victoria Derbyshire, AJ Pritchard, Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie Arnold MBE and Jordan North (ITV)

Viewers saw the funny side of the actor’s comments.

“No pressure then #imaceleb ladies... don’t trump in Bev’s presence!” one fan tweeted.

“Farts are a very underrated quality Bev,” posted another, while one quipped: “Yes Bev. I’d chin em too.”

Read more: I'm A Celebrity viewers surprised as AJ Pritchard finally appears

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Callard and her fellow contestants are staying in Gwrych Castle in Wales instead of the usual Australian jungle camp.

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow night on ITV.

Watch: I’m A Celebrity live trial divides camp