Here’s why we should be supporting Jordan North on I’m A Celebrity – He’s from York!

Jordan North in I'm A Celebrity. Photograph: Matt Frost / ITV
17 Nov 2020 @ 7.28 pm
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He’s already a favourite with the viewers – judging by how many keep voting for him to do the trials.

And York should be getting behind Jordan North on I’m A Celebrity too. Because he was born here!

The Radio 1 DJ has made a huge impression on viewers since the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! aired on Sunday.

First, he vomited with fear before the inaugural trial of the series – abseiling down a cliff to pick up a backpack.

Then viewers voted for him and Shane Ritchie to take part in the Viper Vault. Last night, hosts Ant and Dec said it was one of the most gripping challenges in the 20-year history of the show.

That’s because Jordan was clearly so terrified to be facing another fear. Because as well as hating heights, he can’t stand snakes…

One of our own

Jordan has a distinctive Lancashire accent. And during the Viper Vault challenge he repeatedly chanted his wish to go to his ‘happy place’, Turf Moor, home of Burnley FC.

But despite this, it turns out we can claim him as our own.

For Jordan, 30, was born in York, as he revealed in an interview. “I have moved around a bit as my dad, Graham, was in the army and we lived in Burnley for one year, when I was five or six,” he said.

“It is where my parents are actually from, so I always call it home, even though I was born in York.”

He went to school in Lancashire, and graduated with a BA in Media Production from the University of Sunderland before launching his career in radio.

He’s now a regular on Radio 1 and is winning over I’m A Celebrity fans, in the series transposed from the Australian bush to a Welsh castle due to Covid.

He has completed both challenges so far – helping to get nine stars in the Viper Vault, despite describing it as the most frightening experience of his life!

Well, his life so far… Jordan – together with Vernon Kay and Beverley Callard – face the first bush tucker trial tonight (Tuesday): Frights of the Round Table. 

So we should all give him a big cheer from his home city.