Corrie’s Beverley Callard vows to take on I’m A Celeb despite botched operation

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Brave Corrie star Beverley Callard is hoping to fight through the pain barrier to participate in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here – despite a botched hip operation leaving her in agony. Friends of the actress believe she has what it takes to be crowned Queen of the Castle on the ITV show, which begins in November after moving from Australia to a Welsh castle due to the pandemic.

But she struggled to walk after the March surgery, and the cold, uncomfortable surroundings could make things even more difficult for Bev if medics gave her the green light to participate.



Beverley was left in agony after her botched hip surgery

The 63-year-old spoke last month about how she postponed her planned outing as Liz McDonald on the ITV soap opera and was working hard to get back on the cobbles.

A source said: “There is still a long way to go before the show starts and Bev is determined to use that time to keep improving. She is nothing if not a fighter.

“I am a celebrity who may have moved from New South Wales to North Wales, but she still hopes to be there.



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“It’s been a good target for her as she continues with physiotherapy, working hard to get in shape for the show in a few months is really helping to stimulate her.

“She is so focused that some of her friends are convinced that she will go all the way and win. ”

Things took a turn for the worse for Bev after she was hospitalized as a day patient for hip keyhole surgery – which left her in agony and in need of a replacement full hip, which took place in July.

Now she has daily physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions – and is planning legal action against the original hospital.



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Speaking previously about her sudden disappearance from Corrie, she said, “I left because this has been the worst six months of my life.

“I had the most excruciating pain you can imagine – like grinding teeth in my hip.

“But worse than that, it was mental torture to think, ‘Is this the end for me? ”

She also revealed that she plans to install a stairlift in her home, while wondering if her injuries would result in her being removed from her role as Corrie.


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She said, “Liz is famous for miniskirts, stockings and high heels. No crutches and a mobility scooter.

“I thought I couldn’t do my job anymore. That’s how bad it was.

She added: “There was definite doubt if I would walk again. I was in shock and pain for months.

“It has been absolute hell.”

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