Jordan North says I’m a celebrity who prepared him for the grueling Comic Relief challenge

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Radio 1 DJ confronts his fears on I’m a Celebrity and says the show has given him a new life that has prepared him for his epic sailing challenge for Comic Relief

Radio 1 DJ Jordan North on the Thames on his final day of training before the start of the Comic Relief challenge sailing from London to Burnley.
Radio 1 DJ Jordan North on the Thames on his final day of training before the start of the Comic Relief challenge sailing from London to Burnley.

His hands are covered with blisters and he fears he’s “become a loser” after a scratch in the Thames. But nothing will stop Radio 1 star Jordan North on Monday as he begins his 100-mile sailing challenge for Comic Relief.

DJ Jordan, 32, has spent weeks working his way through a five-day fundraiser that he describes as “the biggest physical challenge of my life”.

He’ll sail solo from London to his hometown of Burnley, Lancs, navigating an intricate network of canals.

That would be quite a feat for someone who had never rowed until he started intense training six weeks ago.

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He will sail from London to Burnley on Monday
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Jordan – who was runner-up in I’m a Celebrity two years ago – has been out on the Thames three days a week and raced the kilometers on a rowing machine in the gym on three other days. Really hard. But his experience on Celeb has earned him a good spot.

Jordan said: “If it weren’t for me being a Celebrity, I probably wouldn’t have done this. That show was the best thing I’ve ever done.

“It gave me a new life. If I can get inside a coffin full of snakes, I can do anything.







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His challenge will be closely watched by Radio 1 with channel side broadcasts
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“This is definitely harder physically, but there are no snakes involved so it’s not as scary.

“I’ve probably never committed to anything – so I’ll give it my all.”

The Sunday Mirror met Jordan during his final warm-up at the Fulham Reach Boat Club, West London.

He seems to be doing it all in his stride – although things don’t always go completely smoothly.

He explained: “I almost capsized earlier this week. And I spent the first few sessions paddling around the circles.







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“We just got into the river from the Oxford and Cambridge Rowing crews. They suddenly showed up one day and I could see this guy on a megaphone shouting at me to ‘Move! Move!’

“I was in the middle of the rushing water all around and I honestly thought they were going to jump at me.

“I thought I was a Go player! I managed to get out, but then I got looked at by these big guys. “







Jordan joins the show I’m a Celebrity in December 2020
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Jordan immediately cut down on his drunkenness to get in the best shape possible.

“That’s a good thing because I can’t do this on a hangover,” he laughs.

His Radio 1 friends, including co-host Vick Hope, thought he was building muscle – but Jordan wasn’t convinced.







Jordan’s co-host Vick Hope thinks he’s got muscles
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He said: “I was wearing a tuxedo and couldn’t let my pants fall over my thighs, but I couldn’t see the change myself.

“I feel like an old man most days. I’m in so much pain and I’m making noise like my dad! My hands are also covered with blisters. I was given a rowing machine so I could work out at home, but it’s in my bedroom – and every time I go to the bathroom, I step on it.”

Today, I’m shouting encouragement in a support boat with his trainer Tracy Corbett – who says Jordan is “natural”.







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She suggested that he has such good coordination that he should try his hand at the sequel. Jordan is so proud – and grateful for all the good wishes.

“I have received a lot of support,” he said. From Sir Steve Redgrave to Greg, [James, his Radio 1 pal] who have done many challenges like this, have been contacted. Greg joked, “You’ll either smash it or end up in the Irish Sea”. “

Within half an hour, it had changed from torrential rain to sunshine, Jordan admits: “I was most worried about the wonderful British weather…and shopping carts falling into the canal if there were more storms.”

His fundraising mission was inspired by a 19-year-old named Steph, who grew up in a dormitory but has benefited from Liverpool-based charity Local Solutions.







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It is sponsored by Comic Relief and provides access to water sports for young people who are homeless full time.

Jordan said: “People like Steph just remind me what all this is for.

“It was the most exhausting experience of my life but also something I wanted to be a part of. I just hope I make it so my mom can get me a Guinness in the end! ”

Jordan’s challenge will be followed by Radio 1, which broadcasts Home to Vick and Jordan by the channel, from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.

It also appeared in a documentary on BBC Three and iPlayer ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday, 18 March.

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