Burnley: Jordan North faces flight delays and emergency landing

Burnley DJ, Jordan North, is in travel misery this week after facing long delays at the airport as well as a terrifying emergency landing.

It comes after the Radio One presenter filmed a BBC Three show in a mysterious exotic location and also relaxed for a weekend in Spain.

Speaking on his in-car radio segment, which he hosts with Vick Hope, the confessed nervous flier said his plane had to be hijacked while traveling for his new BBC show.

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On Monday he told Radio 1 listeners: “So I was working last week on this BBC Three show and it was in a very hot country.

“And then this weekend I managed to spend a few days in Spain.

“For the BBC show I had to take many flights and as you know I am a nervous traveler.

“On one of the flights we had to make an emergency landing because all of a sudden the plane started turning left.

“I asked the Spanish airline host if everything was ok and if I should call my mum.

“He was so calm and collected and said, ‘It’s okay. We may or may not have a small left engine fire.’

“I’m starting to flap my wings… he offered me free water.”

Jordan said “a load of fire trucks” were on the runway when the plane landed. Fortunately, the error did not turn out to be an engine fire but a technical problem.

Jordan said: “The experience made me feel a lot better flying because that’s why they have those things, right? To be super safe.

“I was shaking like a leaf but it was a good experience for me.”

Unfortunately, Jordan’s travel troubles didn’t end there as he had to endure long delays after a weekend in Spain.

In an Instagram story, Jordan, 32, posted a video of an almost empty baggage carousel at an airport waiting for his luggage to arrive.

He captioned the video: “Is there anything more soul destroying”.

Lancashire Telegraph: Jordan North waiting for his luggage at the airportJordan North waiting for her luggage at the airport

He also commented on his nearly four-hour flight delay, writing that he was “supposed to land at 9am”.

In another snap, Jordan showed off a photo of his red face with the caption: “Sunburned and knackered.”

Speaking on Radio 1, Jordan said: “I made the silly decision to fall asleep in the sun. I put on factor 30 but I’m so sunburned and in so much pain.

“I couldn’t even get the duvet cover on me last night.”

Jordan was recently announced as the host of a brand new BBC Three show with the working title “Warrior”.

The new series will follow eight young people who feel stuck in a rut as they are cut off from the modern world on a month-long transformational program aimed at improving their health and well-being through extreme physical challenges.

Speaking on the show, Jordan North said: “Almost two years ago, in front of the nation, I was sick on the edge of a cliff and everything changed forever – from there I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and I haven’t looked back since. That’s why I love this show.

“We are pushing eight young people far beyond their comfort zones to become stronger physically and mentally in order to change their lives.”

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