Beverley Callard: I’m A Celeb star feared husband was drugs trafficker after Malaga arrest

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Beverley Callard, 64, has divulged that when she and her husband Jon McEwan were returning home from Malaga in Spain after a holiday, they were stopped at the airport by police. They were later ushered to prison in relation to a traffic accident, however, the actress mistakenly believed her partner, who she has nicknamed “megash*g”, was being arrested on a drug trafficking charge.

Beverley recalled: “The Spanish official stared at Jon’s passport for ages, then kept tapping things into his computer and looking Jon up and down. Something clearly wasn’t right.

“Then he started talking to Jon really fast in Spanish. The next thing I knew Jon was surrounded by airport security and was being arrested. ‘Oh my God,’ I thought. ‘What now?’

“The only word that I could make out that the official was saying was, ‘Traffico, traffico.’ 

“‘Oh no, he can’t be,’ I thought. ‘He can’t be a drugs trafficker! How on earth am I going to explain this one to Mum?’”

The Coronation Street star quickly attracted attention from fans who were also in the queue at the airport.

Writing in her book, Unbroken, she added: “All the Coronation Street fans in the queue were now beside themselves with fascination at what was going on as I stood there like a lemon seeing my new fella being led away to jail.

“After much confusion, I was finally reassured that Jon wasn’t a drugs trafficker after all and that what the security men were talking about was a traffic offence.”

Jon had been involved in an accident, and as a result, spent two nights in prison until the situation was resolved.

Beverley continued: “Jon had been involved in an accident on his motorbike and after his divorce hadn’t informed the authorities about his whereabouts and that was why he was in trouble.

“But they still kept him in prison for two nights while they sorted it all out.”

It comes as the star recently shared that her long-time love is a “megash*g”.

The pair have been married for 10 years and Beverley gave her I’m A Celebrity campmates a raunchy insight into their relationship.

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She said: “Jon’s very handsome. He’s a me gash*g.

“And he dances for me every morning in the kitchen and he makes me laugh my socks off. He’s gorgeous.”

“I do actually call him that,” she insisted to Vernon Kay of the bizarre nickname.

It appears that Jon has taken no offence to the nickname, as he shared on Twitter that he wears the title as a badge of honour, in the literal sense.

Sharing a snap of himself grinning away, the biker showed off his jacket with “Megash*g” emblazoned on it. 

“Finally got a road name I can be proud of!! Thank you @Beverleycallard,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, it seems the couple are more in love than ever.

Jon revealed he’s secretly planning a sweet vow renewal to “reaffirm their love” when the Liz McDonald star returns from the castle.

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