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I’m A Celebrity’s Jordan North accused of ‘killing’ housemate’s gerbil: ‘I came back to a dead pet’

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I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! star Jordan North has been accused of killing a pal's pet gerbil.

The 30 year old, who is raising "thousands" for hospice unknowingly thanks to his "happy place", has received the support of his Hits Radio presenter friend Hattie Pearson.

However, Hattie has made it clear she has no sympathy for her friend when it comes to the trials as she claimed he killed her pet gerbil Jemima while it was in his care and she was on holiday.

The presenter took to her Twitter to explain that he had "promised" to look after Jemima while she was away, but she came back to find Jemima dead.

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"To be honest I have NO sympathy for @jordannorth1," she wrote alongside a shrugging woman emoji.

"Serves him right for killing my gerbil Jemima when we lived together. I went on holiday, he promised me he’d “look after” her and I came home to a dead pet #ImACeleb," she added with a mouse emoji.

Jordan's representatives refused to provide further comment on the matter to OK! online.

While Hattie clearly has a few issues to work out with the Radio 1 DJ, she previously praised him and said he was the "best housemate" she'd ever had.

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Posting on Twitter after it was announced he would be going on the popular ITV show, she shared several snaps of them together before writing: "Can’t wait for you all to get to know @jordannorth1 one of my dearest pals [blue heart emoji]

"He might have killed my gerbil and left his beard shavings on the bathroom floor but he was the best housemate I ever had and you’re gona love him as much as I do #teamjordan #imaceleb". [sic]

It comes as Jordan's radio co-host Nick Grimshaw recently confessed his pal is afraid of lifts.


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The 36 year old, who recently showed a peak at his lavish London home, appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to speak about Jordan's time on I'm A Celebrity.

Susanna Reid, 49, first initiated the conversation as she said 30 year old Jordan appears to be terrified of everything.

"He does seem to quake at heights, small spaces, claustrophobia, snakes, but he mentioned his brother is a para," she said. "So it seems like all the courage went to one brother and all the nerves went to the other."

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Nick replied: "But yeah Jordan, he is genuinely scared of everything. Like last night, when I found out he was going to be locked in a vault with snakes, I was like he won't do this because he even is scared of the lifts at Radio 1."

Clearly surprised by the confession, Susanna quickly asked: "Is he? Does he not get into lift at work?"

Explaining Jordan's irrational fear, Nick continued: "Won't get into the lift. We're on the eighth floor so everyday, when he comes in, or every weekend, he'll walk up eight floors. The lifts are scary. So when I found out he's on I'm A Celebrity, I don't know…"

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