Jordan left his fellow housemates gobsmacked on Thursday night’s Big Brother as he opened up about his traumatic childhood in his typical darkly humorous way.
The 25-year-old lawyer revealed that his father had died of a heroin overdose when Jordan was just 16 years old.
He added that he had not gone to his dad’s funeral and that he had no idea how many half-siblings he had from his father.
However, he left his friends Matty and Trish confused and viewers at home in hysterics as he delivered the sad revelation in a very dispassionate and indifferent way.
Sitting in the garden, the trio were discussing siblings when Jordan claimed he had no brothers or sisters.
Getting candid: Jordan left his fellow housemates gobsmacked on Thursday night’s Big Brother as he opened up about his traumatic childhood in his typical darkly humorous way
Shocking: The lawyer, 25, revealed his father died of a heroin overdose when Jordan was 16 and that he had not gone to his funeral and had no idea how many half-siblings he had
Taken aback: However, he left his friends Matty (pictured) and Trish confused and viewers at home in hysterics as he delivered the sad revelation in a very dispassionate and indifferent way
Matty replied: ‘I thought you had a sibling?’ leading Jordan to explain: ‘Yeah a half one, but not from my mother.’
Trish clarified: ‘From your father. Do you talk to your father?’ to which Jordan answered airily: ‘No, he’s retired heroin addict.’
A shocked Trish asked: ‘Is that a serious comment or is that a joke? Because we can’t tell with you.’
Jordan responded drily: ‘No it’s a serious comment. And he was very generous with his sperm so I have many half siblings out and about. I don’t know them particularly, I know one of my half-sisters a bit.’
Trish went on to ask: ‘Do you know how many there are of you all together?’ to which Jordan said no.
Continuing to gently probe deeper, Trish said: ‘Did your dad ever try to get in touch?’
A blasé Jordan explained: ‘He’s dead, that’s why he’s retired,’ causing a baffled Matty to gasp: ‘Oh I didn’t get that.’
Jordan chuckled and said: ‘It was a bit of a joke. He is dead, he’s a retired heroin addict – he shot out of life.’
Took a turn: Sitting in the garden, the trio were discussing siblings when Jordan claimed he had no brothers or sisters, before clarifying that he only had half-siblings (Trish pictured)
Cool as a cucumber: Trish asked: ‘Do you talk to your father?’ to which Jordan answered airily: ‘No, he’s retired heroin addict’
Gobsmacked: Trish said: ‘Did your dad ever try to get in touch?’ A blasé Jordan explained: ‘He’s dead, that’s why he’s retired,’ causing a baffled Matty to gasp: ‘Oh I didn’t get that’
Indifferent: Jordan apathetically added ‘I know he died of an overdose and I know he did heroin so I just put two and two together. I didn’t go to the funeral. I don’t even think he had one’
Matty replied: ‘Oh. So he died from heroin?’ and Jordan confirmed: ‘I think so. I know he died of an overdose and I know he did heroin so I just put two and two together.’
He then apathetically added: ‘I didn’t go to the funeral. I don’t even think he had one.’
Trish pushed: ‘How do you feel about that?’ to which Jordan composedly replied: ‘I was 16. But that was a long time ago, I’m now 26. 10 years ago. But anyway that’s enough about me.’
Trish asked: ‘Do we make you feel safe enough to talk?’ and Jordan answered: ‘Yeah, that’s why I love talking to you.’
He then smiled and jokingly added: ‘In doses,’ causing the trio to break into laughter.
Viewers at home were left in hysterics at the scene and praised Jordan for opening up about his tough childhood, while remaining unaffected and still using humour even while discussing the difficult topic.
One person said: ‘Jordan just casually dropping breadcrumbs about the most traumatic childhood in the most nonchalant way’.
Another praised: ‘I can’t get over that. I think Jordan’s conversation about his dad just then is low-key one of the greatest scenes in Big Brother history.’
Praise: Fans were left in hysterics and commended Jordan for opening up about his tough childhood, while remaining unaffected and still using humour even while discussing the difficult topic
A third quipped: ‘felt like I was at group therapy during this convo and it was his turn’ while a fourth added: ‘Jordan’s humour is unmatched’.
Someone else tweeted: ‘I find Jordan so fascinating. The more we learn about him, the more I love him. It sounds like he had a tough upbringing but he has such a wicked sense of humour’.
A sixth fan joked: ‘I’m going to need @ITVX to commission a show where Jordan searches for all his potential half siblings,’ while another gushed: ‘Jordan is beyond hilarious.’
While an eight pointed out: ‘This is such a serious revelation from Jordan but he’s also so drole and sarcastic it’s hilarious and everyone thinks he’s joking. Amazing television.’
Another viewer penned: ‘Jordan describing his deceased father as a ‘retired heroin addict’ is something my morbid traumatised a** would do, see you in therapy babes’.
A tenth person wrote: ‘I fully understand now as to why Jordan is so guarded and I admire him for actually telling that story also his humour is my humour. What a man.’
And someone else penned: ‘I wish they made a documentary about casting this show because I would LOVE to see the moment the team found Jordan and knew they had struck gold’.
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