Andy Whyment: I’m A Celebrity star’s mum opens up on his traumatic health struggle

Coronation Street actor, Andy Whyment, 38, suffered a health crisis shortly after he was born and had to undergo emergency surgery. His parents say that they think the star shapes scars left on his chest from the operation prove that he was always meant to be famous.

His mum Jackie told The Mirror: “He had problems at birth and had to have two tubes put in his chest whilst on a ventilator.

“They left scars in the shape of two stars. Fred [his dad] said he was going to be a star.

She added that the situation was at first thought so dire that she and her husband were warned he may not survive the ordeal.

She said: “We were advised to get a priest, but he fought. We knew then he was here for a purpose. He was in the special care unit for six weeks.”

“I wouldn’t say a language barrier, because we both speak English, but there’s definitely an accent barrier.”

“Because all the time all I get is, ‘What?'”

Viewers loved their blossoming friendship and even said they should star in a show together.

One tweeted: “Honestly the only post #ImACeleb friendship I care about is Caitlyn and Kirk from Corrie. I hope they get their own reality series.”