Burnley's Turf Moor is 'happy place' for so many who share 'I'm A Celebrity' star Jordan's love of the sacred ground
Burnley's Turf Moor is the 'happy place' for 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' star Jordan North - and for many of the town's residents too it seems.
Radio One DJ Jordan, who grew up in Burnley, could be heard repeating the phrase 'happy place, happy place, Turf Moor' during the bushtucker trial, Viper's Vault, which viewers voted for him to takepart in with former Eastenders star Shane Richie.
A keen Clarets fan, Jordan explained that his paratrooper brother had advised to think of his 'happy place' when faced with a scary situation.
And Jordan is not the only one who considers the Turf as his 'happy place.' Several couples shared the best day of their lives at the ground after choosing it as their wedding venue.
And for Lesley Bowker Turf Moor is the place where she also met her future husband Mark.
She said: "I bought a season ticket and my future husband was sat two seats away."
The couple got married in July, 2014 and Lesley even wore a pair of claret coloured Converse trainers! And to top it off they received a congratulations card from Sean Dyche.
Jessica Buck tied the knot with her husband, Jordan at the ground on Good Friday last year and she said it is 'definitely our happy place.'
Kirsti Raynor Tattersall has been watching the Clarets for 44 years so the Turf was the obvious choice as the venue for her wedding in July, 1999, to husband Lee Tattersall
For Kirstie-Jo Denton and her husband Leigh-Andrew Denton the Turf has bittersweet memories. For it was the last place Leigh-Andrew visited with his late father, Michael Denton, to watch Burnley v Arsenal in 2008, as an early Christmas present.
Kirstie-Jo said: "It felt like the perfect place to be married."
And Emma Nield is looking forward to creating memories for she will be getting married at the ground next year.
Teenager Nadia Sattar has unforgettable memories of the Turf for it was where Sam Vokes ran up to give her his shirt! Her proud dad Adam said: "It is a memory she will cherish with a smile cheek to cheek."
Nadia (13) also got the chance to meet Sam when he visited the Royal Blackburn Hospital at Christmas and he remembered who she was too.
Burnley fan Ryan Ormerod first went on the the Turf at the age of seven with his uncle and he credits that day for giving him his passion for football.
He said: "Even of we win, lose or draw I love Burnley forever. Seeing my team all season, from dark winter nights to the summer season, chanting songs and even talking to some of the players and staff back in the day, you can't beat it.
"I remember going to the play off final at Wembley for the first time and going up to the premiership."
It most certainly is a 'happy place' for diehard fans Kevin Astley and Margaret Wiggins. For Margaret has been a fan for 70 years and Kevin isn't far behind, clocking up 62 years of visiting the Turf.
A Claret's fan all her life Janet Fallon grew up in the shadow of the ground, just two streets away. She said: "I started watching them and working match days in 1974.
"I love the atmosphere and I am proud of the club and the town."
Dave Metcalfe has been going on the Turf since he was 10 and his first match was in the early 60s when he saw Burnley beat Everton 1- nil with the legendary Brian Miller scoring. In the 90s Dave became the club's commentator on the club's video and he admits he 'loved every minute.'
Kath Coates has fond memories of getting squashed in the Longside as a teenager and Karen McFadden cannot wait to get back to the ground when lockdown allows.
She said: "I have been going there for 46 years. I used to sneak on at the end when I was about 11 in the days when they opened the gates about 20 minutes before the end of the game."
Matthew David Wright has a vivid memory of playing with his toy cars on the Longside when he was just one-year-old. He recalls how he got onto the ground for free as he was small enough to fit under the turnstiles.
Describing Turf Moor as a 'magical' place Chris Hampson took his sons to the see Burnley play, just as his father did with him.
And Turf Moor is certainly the 'happy place' for Shaun Wilson's father as he has been a fan for 60 years.