Jordan North really isn’t faking his fears on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, according to his fellow podcast co-host William Hanson.
The Radio 1 DJ has been keeping the nation entertained with his sheer uneasiness at the trials he’s been presented with since the show launched on Sunday, making history by throwing up before even stepping foot inside the castle.
Last night, Jordan had a complete meltdown over the prospect of being locked in a vault with snakes and came close to backing out of the trial altogether, but with some encouragement from Shane Richie, stepped up to the plate.
While there’s been some talk on social media that Jordan may be playing up for the cameras (we’re looking at you, James Jordan), Help I Sexted My Boss co-presenter William exclusively told Metro.co.uk that Jordan isn’t putting on an act.
‘One person put really weirdly, “I’ve got a really good radar for BS”, well, you don’t because Jordan is being genuine,’ William insisted.
‘There was no level of acting,’ he added, referring to Jordan’s blind panic about facing snakes.
‘With Jordan in general, what you see is what you get. He wears his heart on his sleeve, there is no veneer. He’s so happy go lucky, he’s a people pleaser as well.
‘He’s coming across exactly like the Jordan I met 10 years ago.’
William, who is hosting Help I Sexted My Boss daily updates on Jordan’s time in the castle, pointed out that two of Jordan’s biggest fears are snakes and enclosed spaces – meaning he’s pretty much faced both his phobias on the show already.
‘I’ve tried to get Jordan in a lift to do two flights and he absolutely point-blank won’t do it,’ he shared.
‘I used to live in a property many years ago on the 17th floor and he’d always walk up all 17 flights because he absolutely didn’t want to do the lift.’
Although William confessed he hadn’t seen Jordan throw up until the whole nation did on Sunday night, he did reveal that his friend once vomited before one of their live podcast shows.
‘I haven’t seen him throw up, but with the podcast, we do live shows up and down the country and I think he was possibly sick in a loo before we did that,’ he recalled.
‘It’s so funny because he broadcasts to millions of people on Radio 1, and he can do a three-hour show no problem, but doing the podcast in front of 350 people…
‘He got super nervous and tense and wound up about that.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV.
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