Jordan North records his narration (Burnley FC/PA)
Radio DJ Jordan North has voiced an animated film for his beloved Burnley FC celebrating “the kindness of strangers” at Christmas.
Preston-based production company Route Nine Studios was commissioned by the Premier League side to create the animation titled One Small Act.
North, who co-hosts the BBC Radio 1 drivetime show, narrates the story of a young Burnley fan who leaves her favourite cuddly toy, of club mascot Bertie Bee, on a park bench where it is found by lonely pensioner Leslie, a fellow supporter of the club.
Leslie is invited to spend Christmas Day with the family and given a matchday ticket as a present.
It comes after Burnley welcomed fans back to Turf Moor in August with a similar animated film, titled Where We Belong.
North, 31, expressed his love for the club while appearing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2020, revealing its ground was the “happy place” he visualised during the show’s gruelling challenges.
He said: “I loved Burnley FC’s first animation which marked fans’ return to the stadium.
“It really captured what is going on at Turf Moor – what that feeling is all about – the family feel that the club has.
“And this Christmas film does that again.
“Burnley is a proper small town and people there are kind and ‘salt of the earth’ who will do anything for their friends and family – One Small Act encapsulates that, the kindness of strangers.
“It is a feel-good animation which reminds me why Burnley and Turf Moor really is my ‘happy place’.
“The Boxing Day game is one of the first fixtures you look at in the summer when the fixture list comes in because who Burnley is playing on Boxing Day is a big part of Christmas.
“For me, if Burnley is playing on Boxing Day, it’s just as good as Christmas Day.