Burnley’s Jordan North has broken his social media silence to give his followers a health update.

The 31-year-old hasn’t been posting regularly and his also been absent from his Radio 1 drivetime show, which he hosts alongside Vick Hope.

Posting to his social media account, the former St James' Lanehead Primary School pupil said he has been “floored” by coronavirus.

He said: “Hello I’ve been a bit quiet / off the radio this last week because I caught the old rona [sic]. (It bloody floored me).

“Big love to @VickNHope and the going home team - I’m gutted I can’t be on air for the final week before Christmas.

“Stay safe and have a great Christmas.”

After posting the update, his fans and followers were quick to wish Jordan a speedy recovery.

His Radio 1 colleague, Vick Hope, said: “We’ve all missed you so much Jord, but just so glad you’re on the mend

“Can’t wait until we go again on the other side…but in the meantime MERR’ CHRIISTMAAS”.

Dave Vitty said: “I’ve just come out of isolation having had it as well.

“Hope you’re on the mend now, and wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas with whoever you’re allowed to be with! All the very best for 2022 and take care mate.”

Another Twitter user said: “Get well soon Jordan, I did wonder where you was I missed your voice on the radio.

“Vick has done an amazing job on her own but it's just not the same . Merry Christmas to you both can't wait to hear you both next year.”

Another person said: “Hey I caught the Rona on Tues, now spending Christmas alone away from my kids and my family, feel better soon Jord, sucks to be us! Merry Christmas.”

Covid infection levels have reached a record high in the UK, new data shows, as the Health Secretary maintained no further restrictions will be set out before Christmas.

An estimated 1.4 million people in the UK had the virus in the week ending December 16, the highest number since comparable figures began in autumn 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

However, Government public health experts say the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is less likely to result in severe disease and hospital admission.

However, the agency warned that the new strain is more transmissible than previous variants such as Delta, and could still lead to significant numbers of people needing hospital treatment over coming weeks.