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I'm A Celebrity's Beverley Callard keeps campers fit with workout

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Beverley Callard led the celebs in a morning workout. (ITV)
Beverley Callard led the celebs in a morning workout. (ITV)

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’s Beverley Callard treated her fellow campmates to a free workout.

The 63-year-old Coronation Street star - who released a successful fitness video in the 90s - got the other celebs warmed up in the chilly castle in north Wales with a funky chicken dance after breakfast on their first morning in camp.

Paralympic javelin thrower Hollie Arnold started by urging the celebs to get moving, and Callard quickly joined in - leading her fellow campers in The Timewarp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Saturday Night Fever dance and a funky chicken move.

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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 in a promotional still for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)

Afterwards Callard told the Telegraph cameras: “I just thought it would be fun to do a bit of a fun to do a bit of a warm up dance and just be silly.”

She told 30-year-old Radio 1 DJ Jordan North: “I love fitness. I have done it for 40-odd-years. I still teach it...

“I did video first. First one I sold 800,000 copies. The first one - Heat, the film with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro was at Number One and my video was at Number Two.”

American actor Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley in 'Heat', directed by Michael Mann, 1995. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley in 'Heat', directed by Michael Mann, 1995. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

North was impressed and added: “I think my mum had your video. I remember it!”

Callard also helped Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard to clean out the toilet.

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She later joked: Nine other bums going on that loo…best not to think about it. AJ emptied the privy, I helped a bit, you know it’s the first day so won’t be that bad. As time goes on, with the beans and rice, it’s not going to be a pleasant job.”

It was a bumpy first night for Olympic Gold medalist Sir Mo Farah, 37, who fell out of his hammock on the first night and decided to sleep on the floor.

The ITV reality show – usually filmed in the Australian jungle – is being filmed at Gwrych Castle in north Wales for this series with contestants including TV presenter Vernon Kay, vlogger Giovanna Fletcher, actor Shane Richie, journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire and soap actor Jessica Plummer.

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