Who is Jordan North’s brother? I’m A Celeb star’s paratrooper sibling who has also appeared on TV
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Jordan North had some strong advice from his brother when it came to surviving I'm A Celeb Bushtucker Trials – "go to your happy place".
The Radio 1 DJ, revealed that his older sibling, Ryan North, who serves in 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment as a sergeant, offered the tip in times of fear, which Jordan used heavily as he was covered in snakes.
Of course we all know now that Jordan's "happy place" is Turf Moor, his beloved Burnley Football Club's home ground, which his brother is also a big fan of.
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Jordan's 33 year old brother followed their dad Graham, who served in The Queen's Lancashire Regiment from 1982-2006, into the army and has worked his way to become a sergeant.
Ryan has had such success in the Armed Services that he even appeared on TV, as part of ITV's documentary The Paras: Men of War.
The programme, which aired in January 2019, Jordan described as a "brutal, honest, and fascinating insight into the British Army’s most elite regiment".
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His brother, who is married, has two young sons who Jordan dotes on and regularly feature on his Instagram profile whenever he visits them at home in Burnley.
In one sweet snap from last year they sat on his lap as he penned in the caption: "Back home for the week and got to see these little beauts today."
Jordan, who also has a younger brother Brad, wrote back in 2017 for the BBC about how he he came from a military family, but it wasn't something he mentioned often.
In honour of Remembrance Day, he spoke with his brother to ask about what they would be thinking of during the two-minute silence.
Ryan shared: "I served in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost friends and colleagues. You never forget them but Remembrance Day gives you the chance for a bit of reflection.
"But it's not just for people I've lost. It's for people that have fought through all conflicts, from World War One and Two, all the way through to the more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan."
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Ryan explained that he enjoyed attending a parade with his father who retired from the army in 2006, Graham North shared with Jordan: "It's such an important day. We've got so many family members who served or are still serving. Whether it's my mum or dad, my son or nephews and nieces.
"Now I've left the Army, I still like to get together with old veterans to toast our former colleagues who've been killed in operations."
Jordan's family have been firm supporters of the radio presenter being in the I'm A Celeb camp but they aren't too convinced he will overcome his fears.
His mum Wendy told the Mirror that she was only too happy to vote him to do the trials: "It’s awful because I don’t know whether to vote for him or not vote for him, I don’t know whether I’m doing the right thing, but I used all five votes on him. Is that a good thing as a mother?"
She was impressed with how he coped in the Viper Vault, but added that moving to London had changed him: "I think he has softened a little bit.
"I love him to bits but he’s a right b***h when he’s cold. He just does not talk to anybody. He just goes in on himself and moves himself away. That might be tricky around the camp fire."
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