Victoria Derbyshire reveals that she spoke to Jordan North BEFORE their entrance on I’m A Celebrity… as she reveals string of secret texts
They appeared together on the first series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Outta Here! held at Gwrych Castle in Wales.
But according to Victoria Derbyshire she had a secret conversation with her co-star, Jordan North, before they appeared on the hit ITV show.
The TV journalist, 52, reached out to the radio host, 30, on Instagram after realising that he was quarantining in Wales for two weeks.
Hush hush! Victoria Derbyshire has revealed that she had a secret conversation with Jordan North before they appeared together on I’m A Celebrity
Victoria shared a screenshot of their conversation as she previously messaged him: ‘Oh my god are you doing I’m A Celeb?!’
Jordan responded: ‘Are you!? Is it true? Xx.’
The award-winning journalist excitingly penned: ‘Can’t confirm or deny – same for you?!’ And her fellow contestant wrote, ‘haha yep.’
While Victoria was unaware of Jordan’s exact location, she predicted: ‘I bet we’re even near each other RIGHT NOW!
Revelation: The TV journalist, 52, reached out to the radio host, 30, on Instagram after realising that he was quarantining in Wales for two weeks before the ITV show
‘It’s gonna be the biggest laugh EVER.’
Jordan shared his agreement and wrote: ‘100%’.
Contestants aren’t supposed to communicate prior to their debut on I’m A Celebrity, but that didn’t seem to phase Victoria as she reflected on their brief chat.
As she recalled their interaction, she wrote: ‘Ha just remembered this – @jordannorth1 and me in quarantine in separate places in Wales skirting around the fact that we were both doing @imacelebrity.’
Honest: Victoria reflected: ‘Ha just remembered this – @jordannorth1 and me in quarantine in separate places in Wales skirting around the fact that we were both doing @imacelebrity’
It was recently confirmed that Jordan was a last-minute replacement for DJ Naughty Boy who was forced to withdraw from the show due to a family illness.
According to a report, I’m A Celeb producers ‘were gutted’ when the music producer, real name Shahid Khan, dropped out.
Speaking to Greg James on BBC Radio One, the Burnley born star recently confessed: ‘I was last minute.
‘I got a call to say “maybe next year not this year”, and then I got a call two weeks later saying “do you wanna do it? Someone’s dropped out.”
‘Then I had 2 days to do everything: Medical, photos, psychiatrists etc. 48 hours. It very nearly never happened.’
The radio presenter ultimately made it to the I’m A Celebrity final but was beaten to the crown by author, Giovanna Fletcher.
Meanwhile, Victoria was voted out alongside Coronation Street actress, Beverley Callard, in the series’ first double elimination.
They fought back tears as they held hands on their departure from the ITV programme, with the duo describing their stint as ‘absolutely amazing’.
Runner-up: Jordan made it to the I’m A Celebrity final but was beaten to the crown by author Giovanna Fletcher