I’m A Celeb 2020 runner-up Jordan North–who was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for another celeb who dropped out - has revealed that he almost threw the towel in at one point during his time on the show–and it was presenter Declan Donnelly who kept him going.
We’ve been huge fans of Declan Donnelly for a long time now–and now we love him even more as it’s been revealed that he helped I’m A Celeb 2020 runner-up Jordan North to get through one of his hardest moments in the castle. Dec encouraged Jordan to keep going when he was struggling with a trial.
Jordan revealed during an interview on Radio 1 that he almost walked out during the Viper Vault trial:
So I'm in this coffin full of snakes and I'm screaming: 'Happy place Turf Moor.' I don't know if you know but it took me an hour to get in. I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for Dec. I went off set.
I’m A Celeb 2020–hardest year ever?
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is never a walk in the park–and I’m A Celeb 2020 was perhaps the hardest year ever. Aside from the horror trials, Jordan also spoke about how difficult the experience was as a whole with the series filmed in Wales. He said he and his fellow campmates were ‘freezing,’ ‘starving’ and ‘bored’ as they couldn’t even sunbathe.
Jordan North–last-minute replacement
Although Jordan went on to become one of the most popular campmates this year and finished runner-up to Giovanna Fletcher, he almost never appeared on the show at all. He revealed in his Radio 1 interview that he was drafted in to I’m A Celeb 2020 to replace another celeb who’d dropped out.
I was last minute. I got a call to say: 'Maybe next year not this year.' Then I got a call two weeks later saying: 'Do you wanna do it? Someone's dropped out. Then I had two days to do everything: medical, photos, psychiatrists et cetera. Forty-eight hours. It very nearly never happened.