Celebrity Clarets fan Jordan North to be new co-presenter of Radio 1 Drivetime show

Burnley's very own Jordan North is to become a co-presenter on BBC Radio One's primetime "Drivetime" show.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 11:15 am
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 11:18 am

Jordan, who attended St James', Lanehead, Primary School, will take over presenting duties with Vick Hope from departing DJ Nick Grimshaw, starting on September 6th.

Keen Clarets fan Jordan won the hearts of the nation with his lovable performance on the last series of "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" even coining his own "Turf Moor, happy place" catchphrase in reference to his beloved hometown team.

Jordan, who is also an ambassador for Pendleside Hospice, said: “I am absolutely chuffed to be making the move over to Radio One daytime and even happier to be working alongside Vick.

Jordan North in the Radio 1 studio
Jordan North in the Radio 1 studio

“Grimmy is a Radio One legend so we definitely have big shoes to fill but will work extremely hard to make sure afternoons on Radio 1 still sound superb. I am super excited to get started and look forward to this next chapter with Vick and the rest of my Radio One family.”