Jordan North might have come runner-up on I'm a Celebrity, securing his spot as a new national treasure in the eyes of the I'm a Celebrity viewing audience, but he recently revealed that it very nearly didn't happen at all!
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Chatting to Greg James about his time at the Welsh castle, the Radio 1 DJ revealed that he replaced another famous face who dropped out at the very last minute.
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He explained: "I was last minute. I got a call to say, 'Not this year, maybe next year,' and I thought, 'Oh right okay, still fantastic, it's a show I love,' then I got a call two weeks later saying, 'Do you want to do it? Someone's dropped out.'
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"I was like, 'Erm, yeah alright.' Then I had two days to do everything, a medical, a psychiatry test, filming, I did it all in 48 hours. So it very nearly never happened."
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Jordan didn't reveal which celebrity decided against going on the show in the weeks ahead of the series' premiere, joking: "My agent's just text me saying, 'Stop talking.'"
Greg was amazed that Jordan landed a spot on the show at the last minute, saying: "That blows my mind! Literally the supply teacher for I'm a Celeb as well. The Radio 1 supply teacher, but no longer! We're going to have to have BC - before castle - and after castle because it's a different Jordan."
Jordan was the runner-up on the popular ITV show
Fans were quick to speculate over who the drop out could be, with one tweeting: "Wonder who the drop out was ... thank goodness Jordan made it in, he has made so many people laugh every night during these weird times." Another added: "Spill the beans mate, who was the chicken? I bet they wish they'd gone in now... Well done."
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