A NATIONAL radio DJ will realise his dream from Monday when he takes over a prime slot.

Burnley's Jordan North will be co-presenting a new Radio 1 show and he said he was ‘super excited’ for the new chapter in his career.

He will be joining forces with DJ and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Vick Hope to co-host a new drivetime show which will run Monday – Thursday (3.30pm-6pm) on the network.

Jordan and Vick will be filling the shoes of Nick Grimshaw who joined Radio 1 in 2007 who presented his last show back in August.

The Northern presenting duo will team up to bring listeners 'an energetic mix of the best in music, entertainment and guests'.

Jordan said: “I am absolutely chuffed to be making the move over to Radio 1 daytime and even happier to be working alongside Vick.

“Grimmy is a Radio 1 legend so we definitely have big shoes to fill, but will work extremely hard to make sure afternoons on Radio 1 still sound superb.

“I am super excited to get started and look forward to this next chapter with Vick and the rest of my Radio 1 family.

Vick added: “What a madness! Drivetime. I love Radio 1 so, so much, having grown up tuning in religiously every single day, it means the world to be taking the reins at home time with the phenomenal Mr North.

“Taking over Drive is a task we won’t be taking lightly, but Jordan and I are ready to put our all into making your journey home that little bit brighter.”

Jordan officially joined Radio 1 in 2018 as host of Radio 1’s Greatest Hits on Sunday.

The 31-year-old quickly proved a huge success amongst listeners, taking on the weekend show (Friday - Sunday, 11am-1pm) in 2020.

He documented his last weekend show on Instagram back in July.

The former St James’ Lanehead Primary School pupil said: “I’ve absolutely loved being on air every weekend - thanks for all the laughs.”

Jordan sprang to national prominence when he appeared on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and was runner-up in the 2020 series.

On the show he became well-known for his catchphrase “happy place, happy place, Turf Moor,” which he repeated during the harrowing bush tucker trials - a reference his favourite team's stadium.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, said: “I am so excited for Vick and Jordan. The audience has taken to both of them over the last year so it’s a dream to be able to bring them together to host such an important show in Radio 1’s schedule."