I’m A Celeb 2020: is Beverley Callard lying about being vegan?

Was her eating challenge really as hard as the boys'...

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by Lucy Smith |
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Speculation has begun as to whether I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star Beverley Callard is lying about being vegan.

The Coronation Street star joined fellow campmates Vernon Kay and Jordan North in a gruesome eating challenge earlier this week but, while they ate stomach-curdling testicles and cow's udders, Beverley's vegan options of fermented plums and tofu perhaps paled in comparison.

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Fans were hitting up social media in the hours after the trial aired to let their concerns be known and, well, they didn't sugarcoat it...

"Sorry now but Beverley Callard getting ‘vegan friendly’ meals in the bushtucker trial is such a cop out!!!! Like she should’ve just been excluded altogether #ImACeleb," wrote one viewer.

"Me at 3am thinking about Beverley has been a vegan since March but she ate rabbit in the first night #ImACeleb," commented another, alongside a photo of Love Island's Chris Hughes lying awake in bed.

Even though viewers haven't seen Bev's 'vegan friendly' options when the eel and rabbit came out at dinnertime, it's been reported that the soap star actually became vegan before signing up for the show.

And Beverley herself has said during a trial that she only recently made the switch to veganism.

So there you have it, folks.

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Vernon had to eat deer testicles and threw up after his first mouthful ©ITV

Also the ITV crew have apparently said that the 63 year old's trial meals were just as disgusting as her campmates.

The castle source even went so far as to say that, "Some of the crew have worked on the show for years and test the trials every year.

"When they were running through this specific trial, the two people who had the dishes that Bev had to eat were both sick."

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We don't envy them...

They added to The Sun, "The fermented plums and tofu are worse than any animal willy."

And in regards to the camp's dinnertime meals of eel and rabbit, the insider confirmed that she has indeed been having "alternative" meat-free meals.

But, fans still aren't convinced, as Bev was filmed eating her vomit fruit off the same plate as an egg omelette, which viewers claim would surely be a red flag for a vegan.

"Beverly is a vegan yet they served an omelette next to the vomit fruit eh?" wrote one viewer on Twitter.

Hmm, the plot thickens.

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