Viewers of the new ITV2 series of the hit reality TV show Big Brother have expressed their shock and “fascination” after posh-speaking contestant Jordan revealed he attended school in none other than Grimsby.
The 26-year-old lawyer from Scunthorpe has become a firm favourite among viewers since he entered the Big Brother house last week, with hundreds of people taking to social media to comment on his accent – which he claims he acquired from watching Downton Abbey avidly.
In a recent episode, Jordan – who grew up on a council estate in the North Lincolnshire town – revealed to his fellow housemates during a conversation that he attended school in nearby Grimsby.
The revelation prompted social media users to express their shock and “fascination”, with one writing: “Jordan fascinates me, every now and again I’m reminded he’s from a council estate in Scunthorpe and I’m pulled out of the accent.”
“Jordan is from Grimsby? how much Downton did he watch for his accent to be like that,” another person wrote.
One commented: “Obsessed with Jordan being a council house kid from Grimsby adopting the accent and mannerisms from Downton Abbey.”
“I wish we could hear Jordan’s real accent he’s deffo got his banter off that Scunthorpe council estate,” said another.
In his opening interview before entering the Big Brother house, Jordan said he applied to the show out of “boredom”.
“Well, I love the show. I was quite disillusioned with life so I suppose boredom made me apply to some extent,” he said.
“I honestly applied on a whim. I’m interested in the social experiments side of Big Brother. I don’t really like the idea of living with people but I thought I might as well give it a try. And I wanted to challenge myself.”
Original artice: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe