Jodan North in pain, rowing with blistered fingers

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Jordan made it home

Over 5 exhausting days, Jordan took on his toughest challenge yet. Rowing home... for 8 hours a day, alone, along the nation’s canals.

Jordan, who was brand new to rowing, started his daunting journey from London and attempted to navigate 100 miles of demanding canals, backwards in a rowing scull, heading north to his hometown of Burnley.

It was wet, it was cold, and it was extremely hard work, pushing Jordan well out of his comfort zone and to his absolute physical and mental limits.

Catch all the action from Jordan’s relentless rowing challenge in an exclusive Comic Relief 30-minute special – Rowing Home with Jordan North on BBC iPlayer(opens in new window).

About Jordan

Jordan currently presents the BBC Radio 1 drivetime show; Going Home with Vick and Jordan alongside Vick Hope.

In recent years Jordan has also co-presented the comedy agony-aunt podcast Help I Sexted My Boss with friend and etiquette expert William Hanson. The show aims to offer advice to listeners who have encountered modern day problems.

In 2020 Jordan took part in the twentieth series of I’m a Celebrity get me out of here and finished in second place. 

Jordan is a huge fan of Burnley FC having grown up in the area and often describes the Turf Moor stadium as his ‘Happy Place’

Thanks to:

Kit & Equipment Suppliers

Rival Kit, Regatta, Sealskinz, Bumpaa, Swift Boats, Dryrobe, Princeton Tec, Klean Kanteen, Concept 2, Crewroom.

Venues/Supporters

Canal & River Trust, Fulham Reach Boat Club, British Rowing.