Beverley Callard I’m a Celebrity profile – Who is the Coronation Street actor?

Beverley Callard I’m a Celebrity profile – Who is the Coronation Street actor?
Coronation Street star Beverley Callard is one of 10 contestants taking part in this year’s series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The actor, mental health advocate and aerobics instructor is best-known as longtime barmaid Liz McDonald on the popular ITV soap.

You may have also seen her as Flo Henshaw in Two Pints of Lager in a Packet of Crisps.

She’s now taken up residency – along with stars including EastEnders actor Shane Richie and Radio 1 DJ Jordan North – at a derelict castle in north Wales.

Some background on her career so far: Callard was born in Morley, Yorkshire, on 28 March 1957. She made her TV debut in 1983, as Angie Richards in some early episodes of Emmerdale.

She then scored a one-episode part as character June Dewhurst on Coronation Street in 1984, later returning as new character Liz McDonald in 1989.

Callard has since become one of the best-known faces on the soap, with storylines involving kidnapping, abuse and infidelity. 

She left last year to pursue other projects, having also taken a break in 2016 to deal with clinical depression. Her final Coronation Street scenes will air in 2021.

Among Callard’s other passions are advocating for mental health support: she has worked extensively with the charity Mind to raise awareness surrounding mental health issues and depression.

You can catch her on I’m a Celebrity each night on ITV from 9pm.

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