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Jordan North
Born (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 30)
Alma materUniversity of Sunderland
OccupationRadio presenter
EmployerBBC

Jordan North (born 14 February 1990) is an English radio DJ,[1][2] best known for hosting shows on BBC Radio 1.

Early life

North was born in York,[citation needed] 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.[1][3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6]

He has also worked at the in-house radio station at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and community station Preston FM.[7][8]

Career

After university North worked as a researcher and producer at BBC Radio 5 Live while presenting shows on Capital North East and then 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.[9][10]

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.[11][7][10] From September 2020, he was announced as the new regular 11am-1pm weekend host on BBC Radio 1.[12] 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' together with friend and etiquette expert William Hanson.[13] 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!

Personal life

North is a keen supporter of Burnley Football Club and was reported to be a season ticket holder in early 2018.[1][11]

References

  1. ^ a b c John Deehan (9 February 2018). "Radio 1 slot for talented Burnley DJ". Burnley Express. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ @jordannorth1 (14 February 2019). "You've not only ruined my birthday, you've ruined my life" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 April 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Tom Earnshaw (24 January 2018). "Prime-time Radio 1 slot for Penwortham DJ Jordan North". Lancashire Post. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  4. ^ Jordan North (1 November 2017). "Radio 1 DJ Jordan North on his military family and Remembrance Day". Newsbeat. BBC. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  5. ^ Bill Jacobs (16 January 2019). "Burnley's own 'man of war' Ryan North is star of ITV series". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Graduate named new Radio 1 DJ". News. University of Sunderland. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b Steven McIntosh (1 November 2017). "Who are BBC Radio 1's new DJs?". BBC News. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  8. ^ John Deehan (18 August 2017). "Radio 1 slot for rising DJ star". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Jordan North takes the 'Home Run' at Rock FM". News. ResponseSource Ltd. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Jordan North becomes BBC radio 1's newest recruit". News. The Student Radio Association Ltd. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Burnley FC fan Jordan North gets own BBC Radio 1 show". Lancashire Telegraph. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Breakfast with Greg James extended to 10.30 at BBC Radio 1". 5 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Help I Sexted My Boss". sextedmyboss.com.

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