Radio 1 DJ branded ‘ageist’ by fuming This Morning fans after shocking remarks

A Radio 1 DJ was slammed by fuming This Morning viewers today after he said that over-40s shouldn’t dance because it was too cringey.

Jordan North faced the wrath of the ITV daytime show’s fans, who branded him a "numbskull", after the remarks.

He later left viewers feeling even more incredulous when he asked who dancing legend Gene Kelly was.

The debate was sparked by Prime Minister Theresa May, whose awkward dancing became the subject of ridicule earlier this week.


The 61-year-old donned her dancing shoes with school children in Cape Town during her three-day visit to Africa.

Appearing on This Morning today alongside Pineapple Studios’ Shaun Smith, Jordan called over-40s dancing "cringey" and said that older people should just "clap along" rather than attempt to dance.

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However Shaun didn’t agree and said that there was nothing wrong with anyone dancing.

But things got a little awkward when Eamonn Holmes mentioned Gene Kelly and said that what would have happened if people had told the legend to stop dancing after he was 30.

Jordan left Eamonn and Ruth Langsford stunned when he asked, "Who’s that?"

And viewers couldn’t believe it either, while also blasting him for being "ageist".

One tweeted: " I’m 47 and I like a dance. This ponce needs to shut up and stop trying to be funny. He’s not."

Another commented: "#ThisMorning how disgusting to decide for others what age it is no longer acceptable to dance… 40 isn’t even old oh my goodness!!!"

A third remarked: "He didn’t know who Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire were. Jesus Christ the calabre of DJs on Radio One now clearly is s***. #ThisMorning."

"Over 40s shouldn’t dance , are you taking the p*** you t***!!!! #ThisMorning," another ranted.

One fumed: "Jordan, shut up – your opinion is ridiculous. There is no age limit to dancing. #ThisMorning."

*This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV

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