Jordan described the weather as “grim” but remained positive. “Hopefully I’ll be finished soon and have a pint of Guinness with family.”
The ‘King of the North’ has mastered difficult canals and twisting waterways, dodged “territorial” swans and made it through claustrophobic tunnels in his five-day, 100-mile rowing challenge. His efforts have been valiant, and matched by BBC Radio 1 Listeners who have donated over half a million pounds so far to help people in the UK and around the world - and the money is still rolling in.
Stumbling across the finish line, but, with the biggest smile on his face, Jordan said:
“Oh my god. I can’t believe how many people are here!” Breathlessly, he continued “I cannot even put the feeling into words… I feel so proud. On the way in, there were people on every bridge, people waving on banks… its absolutely unreal.”
“Don’t make me cry, I’m absolutely exhausted!”
Rowing Home with Jordan North will be filmed for a special documentary due to air on BBC Three and iPlayer on Tuesday 15th March at 8.30pm in the run up to Red Nose Day, which returns on Friday 18th March.
Money raised by Red Nose Day will help people in the UK and around the world live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health. Donations will also help to fund organisations providing essential support for people in Ukraine affected by the terrifying conflict and the mass displacement of people in many parts of the world.
To find out more and support Jordan, go to: comicrelief.com/rowinghome