Jordan North

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This article is about the British radio presenter. Jordan North_sentence_0

For the constituency in Hong Kong, see Jordan North (constituency). Jordan North_sentence_1

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BornJordan North_header_cell_0_1_0 (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 30)

York, North Yorkshire, EnglandJordan North_cell_0_1_1

Alma materJordan North_header_cell_0_2_0 University of SunderlandJordan North_cell_0_2_1
OccupationJordan North_header_cell_0_3_0 Radio presenterJordan North_cell_0_3_1
EmployerJordan North_header_cell_0_4_0 BBCJordan North_cell_0_4_1

Jordan North (born 14 February 1990) is an English radio DJ, known for hosting shows on BBC Radio 1. Jordan North_sentence_2

In 2020, he was announced as the runner-up of the twentieth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Jordan North_sentence_3 . Jordan North_sentence_4

Early life Jordan North_section_0

North was born in York to Graham and Wendy North. Jordan North_sentence_5

He grew up in Burnley, Lancashire, living in Harle Syke and attending St James' Lanehead Primary School until the age of 11. Jordan North_sentence_6

Then moving to the Preston area, Jordan continued his education at Penwortham Priory Academy and then Preston's College. Jordan North_sentence_7

He was born into a military family, his father Graham who served in the Queen's Lancashire Regiment from 1982 to 2006, and his brother Ryan who serves in 2 PARA are among nine close family members who have worked in the army. Jordan North_sentence_8

North is an alumnus of the University of Sunderland where he graduated in 2011 with a First in B. Jordan North_sentence_9 A. Jordan North_sentence_10

in Media Production. Jordan North_sentence_11

Working at Spark FM while at the university, during the last year of his degree, Jordan entered a Bauer Radio competition to find new talent, winning a Sunday show on The Hits Radio. Jordan North_sentence_12

He has also worked at the in-house radio station at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and community station Preston FM. Jordan North_sentence_13

Career Jordan North_section_1

After leaving Spark and graduating from university, Jordan worked as a researcher and producer at BBC Radio 5 Live. Jordan North_sentence_14

After recording a “pilot” show for Capital North East, he began presenting shows on Capital Manchester. Jordan North_sentence_15

He then spent 18 months working part-time at Rock FM before leaving the BBC when he was appointed as the Lancashire station's drive time presenter in May 2014. Jordan North_sentence_16

After appearing as a freelance cover presenter in a number of BBC Radio 1 shows from 2014, he was one of a number of new voices picked to stand-in for Matt Edmondson during September 2017 and in early 2018 he was announced as the new host for the station's Greatest Hits show on Sunday mornings. Jordan North_sentence_17

From September 2020, he was announced as the new regular 11am-1pm weekend host on BBC Radio 1. Jordan North_sentence_18

North is also the main cover presenter for Scott Mills and Nick Grimshaw, occasionally known as Radio 1's "supply teacher". Jordan North_sentence_19

Since March 2018, North has co-presented the comedy agony-aunt podcast Help I Sexted My Boss with friend and etiquette expert William Hanson. Jordan North_sentence_20

The show aims to offer advice to listeners who have encountered modern day problems. Jordan North_sentence_21

The podcast is currently in its sixth series and was nominated for 'Best Entertainment Podcast' at the British Podcast Awards 2020. Jordan North_sentence_22

On 5 February 2020, North appeared on children’s singing competition Got What It Takes? Jordan North_sentence_23

as an guest mentor during the programmes annual Radio 1 interview challenge. Jordan North_sentence_24

In November 2020, it was announced that North would take part in the twentieth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. Jordan North_sentence_25

He finished second on 4 December 2020 with Giovanna Fletcher crowned the Queen of the Castle. Jordan North_sentence_26

Personal life Jordan North_section_2

North is a keen supporter of Burnley Football Club and was reported to be a season ticket holder in early 2018. Jordan North_sentence_27

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: North.