I’M A Movie star’s Beverley Callard might have dreamed of a keep on the Versace Lodge in Australia — however ended up nearer to house.
The present has been moved to North Wales attributable to Covid restrictions, giving the contestants a really totally different expertise to earlier years.
I am A Movie star’s Beverley Callard has been in lockdown in St HelensCredit score: Rex Options
Requested if she wished she had the possibility to go to the five-star lodge on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Bev mentioned: “We’ve been in lockdown in St Helens. It’s much more the unknown. I’ve not finished any analysis. I simply assume, ‘OK, take every day because it comes’.”
However the Corrie legend ought to really feel at house — as she says the cleaning soap’s set has a ghost identical to the supposedly haunted Gwrych Fortress.
Beverley, who has performed Liz McDonald for greater than 31 years, says she usually feels the presence of late Deirdre Barlow actress Anne Kirkbride.
She mentioned: “There’s a large historical past with Coronation Road, 60 years. However they do say there’s a presence and the unique set was constructed on ley strains.
The 5-star Palace Versace on Seaward Drive, Primary Seashore on the Gold Coast in Queensland, AustraliaCredit score: Alamy
Kate Garraway is greeted by her husband Derek Draper on the Versace lodge after leaving the jungle final 12 monthsCredit score: Rex Options
Beverley has performed Liz McDonald on Coronation Road for 3 a long timeCredit score: ITV
“Sometimes, for no purpose, one set would go eerily chilly. And that made you assume, ‘Is it me?’ After which, you understand, there have been three individuals within the scene, you’d all really feel the identical factor. After Annie Kirkbride died, I at all times had a photograph of her in my dressing room. And after I went on to the Barlow set, I do know I may nonetheless really feel her.”
Beverley, 63, almost didn’t make it to the present attributable to a botched hip op that left her unable to stroll.
She mentioned: “Clearly, I’m scared individuals received’t like me. I assumed, ‘Nicely, if I final a couple of days, I’ll have finished fairly nicely’. Now I feel ‘Oh my God, I’ve bought to attempt my greatest.’ Having mentioned that, when individuals see me with no make-up, and Worzel Gummidge hairstyles, they could vote me out first.”
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