THE mum of I’m A Celebrity star Jordan North has backed him on national television to bring home the crown.

Wendy North, speaking to Lorraine Kelly today from Burnley, told viewers that the Radio 1 DJ is already a winner in her eyes because his personality and kindness has shone on the show

Meanwhile, his dad Graham appeared via videolink from Iraq, where he works at the Australian Embassy, recalling how the 30-year-old ‘manned up’ when his brother Bradley was diagnosed with cancer.

He said: “I was away at the time and his older brother was away on operational duty when his youngest brother Bradley was diagnosed.

“Jordan was 16 and he manned up and took control of Dominic his other brother while Wendy was away in Birmingham with Bradley and also at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

“He organised everything and was superb and is very humble.

“He is a fantastic human being and am proud to call him my son.”

Wendy added: “He was my rock while that was going on and kept the family home going through the week.

“He is already a winner for me but he is going to come back with the crown on his head.”

Jordan has made it through to the final six on the ITV reality show which this year is taking place in a North Wales castle, instead of the Australian jungle, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

His parents also talked about his personal challenges in taking on the trials the show has thrown his way.

Wendy said: “I have been through every emotion and am super proud of him and he is doing so well. I don’t think he will believe how much the public like him.”

Graham added: “He has conquered quite a few fears. He had a lot of phobias when he was younger he got scared of snakes, spiders and even his own shadow.

“When he was in the closed coffin with the snakes I could not watch and had to turn away and it was upsetting. But he is an inspiration to adults to beat their fears.”

Staff from Jordan’s former school St James’ Lanehead Primary School in Burnley are ‘rooting for their boy' and hope he makes it through to the final.

Headteacher Michelle Dugdale said: “We are focusing on developing our pupils’ growth mindset and building resilience in light of the pandemic.

“We have utilised Jordan North’s catchphrase of a ‘happy place’ to do this by creating a ‘happy place’ display within school and asking the children to draw their own happy places that they can utilise when faced with any challenges.”