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Jordan North to replace Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast

There was no real surprise this morning when Jordan North was announced as Roman Kemp’s replacement on Capital Breakfast.

Rumours that have been circulating that Jordan was lined up for the job following his sudden departure from Radio 1 last week and Roman announcing on Monday that he’s leaving the station.

As well as previously presenting drive for Radio 1, Jordan co-hosts hit podcast ‘Help I Sexted My Boss!’, had a hugely successful stint on ‘I’m a Celebrity’ and is set to return for another season on ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, this weekend on ITV1.

Outgoing host Roman introduced Jordan to the Capital Breakfast audience this morning, and said: “You are going to absolutely love this Jordan. I have so much faith in you mate. It’s hard leaving, it feels like your child, but you want it to go into good hands and I know with you it’s going to be just that. Everyone, send as much love as possible to Jordan.”

Jordan said: “I am beyond excited to be joining Global and to wake up the nation every morning on Capital – I can’t wait to start working with the amazing team here and get stuck in, to create the most fun and entertaining breakfast show. Getting to host Capital Breakfast has always been a dream of mine and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that I simply couldn’t turn down.”

Chris Stark, who has worked with Jordan before, said: “I’m buzzing for this amazing opportunity to be reunited with Jordan on the radio again. Together with Sian, the three of us are so excited to bring you the new Capital Breakfast Show. It’s going to be a LOT of fun!”

Sian Welby said: “I can’t wait for Jordan to join Chris and I in the mornings! The Capital Breakfast show has always been about genuine friendship and honest conversation and that’s why I know the Capital audience are going to love Jordan in the same way they do Roman. He’s a normal down to earth, humble lad, who’s already part of our friendship group, so expect the same level of mickey taking and silliness.

“I want the listeners to welcome him with open arms and treat him like they do us! Jordan has some of the most ridiculous true stories that I can’t wait for people to hear. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Strap yourselves in, it’s gonna be another wild ride!”

Jordan will start his new role with Chris and Sian on Capital Breakfast from April.

He will also host Capital’s Summertime Ball in June.

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