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Jordan North: From fresh-faced University student to King of the airwaves

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Published on 30 June 2021

Jordan North and pals
Jordan North and pals

From a fresh-faced student broadcasting from his Sunderland bedroom during the winter storms of December 2010 to King of the airwaves.

University graduate Jordan North is stepping up to co-host BBC Radio 1's drivetime show when long-time DJ Nick Grimshaw leaves later this summer.

The 2011 BA Media Production graduate has been a regular on the station since 2014 but is now set to take up his first fulltime daily show.

Last year Jordan was a contestant on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

Jordan, 31, is going to be swapping his 11am-1pm slots on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the daily show with co-host Vick Hope.

In the final year of his degree at Sunderland, Jordan went on to win Bauer Radio’s competition to find the next generation of talent and landed his own Sunday show on The Hits Radio. He has never looked back.

As well as Radio 1, Jordan has worked for Rock FM, The Hits and Capital Manchester - as well as working on University station Spark throughout his time at Sunderland.

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