I’m A Celeb campmates ‘could turn on Jordan North’ as he faces ‘make or break’ trial
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With his down-to-earth chat and genuine terror, Radio 1 DJ Jordan North is proving to be one of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here 's most popular contestants.
Despite admitting he's frightened of 'everything', so far the brave star has hurled himself off a cliff (vomiting episode aside), been locked in a box with snakes and eaten all manner of disgusting grubs and gruel.
Tonight will be his first solo trial with Jordan, 30, once again facing his fears in Trapped Door – which presumably involves his least favourite things… enclosed spaces and critters.
Needless to say, the star was bereft when Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly arrived in the camp last night and revealed that he'd been nominated by the public for the third trial running.
Jordan North looked terrified as the results of the vote were read out
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A kind-hearted Bev Callard tried to reassure him that it was only because the public want to see more of him, while the rest of his campmates enveloped him in a protective hug.
But body language expert Judi James tells Mirror Online there could be a sharp shift in the camp vibes before too long and reveals whether a quitting could be on the cards…
"Jordan is currently the stand-out star of I’m A Celebrity but for all the wrong reasons. It’s a familiar trait of the show that viewers pick out the weakest, most fearful or phobic celebrity and vote them for every trial.
"Amazingly, even during lockdown, this blood-sport ritual is proving to be almost the most intense in the show’s history, with Jordan being the celeb picked out for the trial-based torture.
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"Sadly for Jordan he’s inherited a cynical I’m A Celeb audience too, as the show has been littered with scammers, screamers and even fainters who put in BAFTA-winning performances of naked terror in a bid to hog the camera-time.
"But how authentic is he? For a start, vomiting and tears are difficult to ‘perform’ for the camera.
"Jordan’s crying does seem to involve real tears, too. He’s not an actor and he does seem to try to hide them with some cut-off gestures with his hands, or by dipping his head down so his face is out of sight.
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"As he waited for the name of the next celeb to do the trial to be called last night his rituals were not what someone might do if they are showboating for the camera.
"Jordan had stopped blinking and he’d stopped breathing at that moment, which suggests genuine fear. As soon as his name was read out he exhaled that held breath, closed his eyes and dipped his head.
"The other campmates are currently taking a parental approach but take any group of celebrities and put them in one show and it will always turn into an ego-contest with ferocious competing for camera time, so expect the sympathy to start to drain too if this viewer-picking on Jordan goes on much longer.
"Will he quit? I would take a guess that he won’t but that’s mainly because his body language suggests his emotional resilience and ability to self-repair are still dominant.
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"He’s a fun, likeable, sociable guy and is probably still seeing the humorous side to all of this. You’d imagine him to be a bit of a party animal and constantly getting into scrapes so as long as the sense of a fun adventure works out for him he should be able to stick it out.
"Tackling your fears and phobias in public in such an extreme way can always be risky though. He could begin to feel he’s beating his fears and his phobias but he could also feel overwhelmed. The solo challenge tonight should be make or break but if he fails to get the meals for the campmates it might be time for the viewers to pick on someone else instead."
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*I’m A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV