|Alma mater||University of Sunderland|
Jordan North (born 14 February 1990) is an English radio DJ, known for hosting shows on BBC Radio 1. In 2020, he was announced as the runner-up of the twentieth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
North was born in York to Graham and Wendy North. He grew up in Burnley, Lancashire, living in Harle Syke and attending St James' Lanehead Primary School until the age of 11. Then moving to the Preston area, Jordan continued his education at Penwortham Priory Academy and then Preston's College. 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.
North is an alumnus of the University of Sunderland where he graduated in 2011 with a First in B. A. in Media Production. 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. He has also worked at the in-house radio station at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and community station Preston FM.
After leaving Spark and graduating from university, Jordan worked as a researcher and producer at BBC Radio 5 Live. After recording a “pilot” show for Capital North East, he began presenting shows on Capital Manchester. 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.
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. From September 2020, he was announced as the new regular 11am-1pm weekend host on BBC Radio 1. North is also the main cover presenter for Scott Mills and Nick Grimshaw, occasionally known as Radio 1's "supply teacher".
Since March 2018, North has co-presented the comedy agony-aunt podcast Help I Sexted My Boss with friend and etiquette expert William Hanson. The show aims to offer advice to listeners who have encountered modern day problems. The podcast is currently in its sixth series and was nominated for 'Best Entertainment Podcast' at the British Podcast Awards 2020. On 5 February 2020, North appeared on children’s singing competition Got What It Takes? as an guest mentor during the programmes annual Radio 1 interview challenge. 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!. He finished second on 4 December 2020 with Giovanna Fletcher crowned the Queen of the Castle.
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