Former Coronation Street star Bev Callard avoided the worst of the Bushtucker eating trial on I’m a Celebrity 2020 when it was revealed by hosts Ant and Dec that she is vegan and would avoid the more disgusting animal-based food such as lambs’ brains.
That didn’t play very well with I’m a Celebrity fans, who were confused about why she was on the show when a big part of the challenge was eating particularly vile foods.
THEY DID NOT WARN US THAT BEV WAS A VEGAN… WE WOULDNT OF VOTED FOR HER OTHERWISE. I WANNA SEE PEOPLE SQUIRMING ON SHEEPS TESTICLES, NOT GRASS ???? #imacelebrity
— courts (@XoCourtsoX) November 17, 2020
Many viewers took to social media to express their surprise.
Hold up, I love her but Bev is a Vegan and she went on #imacelebrity ???… what are they meant to feed her in this challenge ffs. This is like Anne Hegarty all over again ????
— Lisa✨ (@lisaa_dunne) November 17, 2020
Her first challenge was to eat a dish called “Cheesefruit Vomlet”, which certainly sounded and looked more appetising than the lambs’ brains, sheep’s penis, deer testicles or goats’ eyes her fellow campmates had to consume..
As one viewer pointed out, any food based on plants had to be more palatable than animal products: “The taste might be minging but psychologically it’s not traumatic eating fruit or veg. Still think Bev’s got an easier job.”
Her second challenge, eating three fermented plums, looked a walk in the park compared to Jordan North’s sheep penis or Vernon Kay’s deer testicle.
I’m a Celebrity fans were also highly amused when Bev revealed she had only been a vegan since March this year.
Bev’s been a vegan since she found out she was going on the show ???? #imacelebrity
— Joanne (@joanne_l_t) November 17, 2020
Her third eating challenge was consuming five cubes of fermented tofu. Or, in other words, fives cubes of tofu.
“ive only been vegan since march” oh im crying, what a queen bev is???? #ImACelebrity
— katie (@strictIykatie) November 17, 2020
Bev and her two fellow trial-ists managed to eat all the vile food placed in front of them, earning 10 stars and a luxurious dinner of quail for the group of celebrities.
I’m a Celebrity continues on ITV on Wednesday night.