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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 13: Daniel John

About the show

Episode Theme: Lineage (… Essex)
Guest: Daniel John (Comedian, Podcaster, Dudeist Priest, former child star)

Episode 13 represents a true return to form after a haphazard August. Daniel and Jordan wax lyrical about the deep theory of comedy, extol the virtues of an estuary upbringing and round off the show with a heartfelt pledge to end world hunger. Truly a standout episode and a pleasure to have Daniel John in the Phoenix FM chair. Big up to Kyle Wallace and the G&B Comedy gang!

Daniel John on Twitter @ChubbyFonzey

Jordan | @Talldarkfriend

The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 12: Edinburgh Fringe Special

Theme: Fringe!
Guests: Spring Day (Comedian), Tom Mayhew (Comedian), Elliot Simpson (Comedian), Rob Saunders (Comedian)

Cooped up in the studio, pre-recording an otherwise guestless show, Jordan phones 4 of her favourite touring comedians, all of whom are currently showing at Edinburgh Fringe. We here from the incorrigible Spring Day, the undernourished Tom Mayhew, the staggeringly asexual Elliot Simpson and *Panic Award Comedian Of The Year* x5 Rob Saunders.

… after that, things go off the rails because Jordan gets a bit tired and weird. Vive la Fringe!


  • Spring Day

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  • Tom Mayhew


  • Eliott Simpson

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  • Rob Saunders

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 11: Luke Coldham & Alice Fillary

Theme: “The Theatre”
Guests: Luke Coldham (Actor, Writer, Producer, Director), Alice Fillary (Actor)

Luke Coldham joins Jordan in studio, with Alice Fillary in tow, to discuss ALL THINGS THEATRE, DARLING! We dive into the mind of one of theatre-land’s most prolific, diligent and eloquent up-and-comers. Luke is a major driving force behind theatre in Thurrock and Essex and his ongoing projects grace the county’s theatres year round. Also, he does loads of impressions n’that.

Luke Coldham on Twitter | @lhc2990


Jordan on Twitter| @Talldarkfriend


The ExtraJordanary Show | Episodes “8.5”, 9 & 10

Bang in the middle of her busiest season, Jordan has finally gotten around to uploading the last 3 episodes of her flagship show. Listening figures would suggest that, despite the slew of *celebrity* guests, you’d rather hear from Jordan’s closest friends and immediate family. The funniest, most adorable and easily the shoddiest episodes so far!


Episode 8.5: Edd Coates (singer, songwriter – former keyboardist of “The Corridors”)

(with commentary by Dalton Gray)



Episode 9: Dalton Gray (author, Viking, Jordan’s Brother)



Episode 10: Jordan’s Fiance Heli (driver, lover, Czech person)

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 8: Cara Compass & Eden Tredwell


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Episode Theme: Free Will
Guests: Cara Compass (Indie Author), Eden Tredwell (Muso, Model)

Bucket lists, Facebook culling and ladies with 6 packs – three women question their free will as chaos descends on the Phoenix FM studio. Shots fired, musical history re-rewritten and the new Dr Who is announced amidst the mayhem.

“I’m too hot. Hot damn. I send the Hobbits back to the Shire, man”

The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 7: Ria Lina, Saski

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Episode Theme: Choice

Guests: Ria Lia (comedian, actress), Saski (singer, LGBT+ educator)

Episode: Theme Choice

Jordan invites chaos into the studio with viking Saski and honourary mockney Ria Lina as they discuss cartoon crushes, the science of Herpes, giant puppies and the devastating illusion of free will. With live music from Ria Lina.

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 6: Jim Norton, Scroobius Pip & Jordan’s Mum

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Episode Theme: Conviction
Guests: Jim Norton (comedian, radio host), Scroobius Pip (actor, poet, podcaster), Jordan’s Mum (Jordan’s Mum)
SKIP TO 19:29 for Jim Norton | SKIP TO 35:55 for Scroobius Pip | Don’t SKIP at all for the fully sexual experience.
Episode 6 marks a stratospheric jump for this fledgling podcast with the inclusion of two major-league guest interviews. Hour 1 – Jordan and Jim Norton (The Opie & Antony Show, Netflix – Mouthful Of Shame) talk Transgender, comedy and strap-on sex. Hour 2 features a full uninterrupted 60mins with Mr. Distraction Pieces himself, Scroobius Pip (Taboo, Distraction Pieces Podcast, Speech Development Records).

Plus Jordan’s Mom gets stuck in a shed.

The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 5: Fathers Day Special

Episode Theme: Friends & Family
Guests: Ren Stedman (recording artist), Jordan’s Dad (Simon), Jordan’s Brother (Dalton), Jordan’s Sister (Cody)

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Easily the most LOL episode thus far! No contest.

Who would win out of every living Milky Bar Kid and a single shark, in an Olympic size swimming pool? Dalton knows. Which cake would you pair with a Rum and Lilt? Cody’ll let you know. Best TV show ever? ‘Black In The Attic’, as it goes. I adore my extraordinary family and this episode should demonstrate why. Happy Fathers Day! Don’t kill any zombie kids! Unless you’re Dalton, then 9 will suffice.

Ren Stedman top and tails the show with his incredible music LIVE in the studio. Twitter @renstedmanmusic
Twiiter & Insta @Talldarkfriend

Scroobius Pip Teaser / Jordan Sleeps Over at Phoenix98FM

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Coming up on Episode 6 [June 25] I’m joined in-studio by Mr Distraction Pieces himself – Scroobius Pip. In the same show, I pull an all-nighter to chat to comedian Jim Norton.

In this short promo clip, my fellow Phoenix98FM presenter Michelle Ward asks me why I look so tired… and an arachnid descends from the ceiling onto mine and Pip’s conversation – prompting a few home-spun spider stories.
Twitter: @Talldarkfriend #ExtraJordanary

The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 4: “Girls of ‘The Voice'”

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Episode theme: FAITH

Guests: Jessica Richardson (The Voice Kids 2017), Lydia Lucy (recording artist/The Voice 2016)

A truly remarkable episode, cutting deep to the trials and tribulations of immediate fame – 6MILLION people saw Jessica smash it on The Voice Kids last night… and now it’s back to school tomorrow morning. How does a 13 year old person deal with that?

Lydia Lucy joins us fresh off the plane from Hong Kong… or LA, or Dubai… wherever, it don’t matter, point is: she’s crushing it right now. Join us for a ‘Girls of The Voice’ special that challenges the big questions of Fame, Faith and our place in the world.

VOTE Jessica R on The Voice Kids 2017 (if you want to!)



The ExtraJordanary Show: Episodes 1 & 2

Don’t ever say Momma Jordan don’t give ya’ll nothin’. Episodes 1 and 2 of “The ExtraJordanary Show” are ready to stream direct from Mixcloud.

Episode 2: Happiness

My guest Gary “Gabbi” Stevens in action…



[Pilot] Episode 1: Change


Episode 3 [“Trailblazing”] airs LIVE Sunday June 4th – with guests Alex Fox, Hazell Dean and Annie Wallace. Hit me up on Twitter @Talldarkfriend and let us know if there’s anything else I can do for you. Cup of tea perhaps? Fluff your pillow?


An ExtraJordanary Leap of Faith

Jordan Gray | Tall Dark Friend

Pending a cataclysmic pilot, Paul Golder and the good folks at Phoenix FM have deemed me worthy of my very own weekly show!

That’s nice, innit.

They do know I’m just a reality TV contestant, right…? 😉

Come May 21 2017, this indie artist-turned-aspiring comedian will be harrumphing your Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm as the voice of “The ExtraJordanary Show”. Taking over from Adam Dyer’s “All That Jazz”, TEJS will focus around the ordinary lives of extraordinary people (and vice versa). So forget *cataclysmic*, this show will be CHAT-aclysmic (… that is my first and only Allan Partridge pun, Paul, I promise!)

From big-name interviews in-studio (no rushing the station!) to live music from local up and comers – all punctuated with the tunes of my teens and occasionally the progressive end of what’s currently ‘current’.

Don’t forget competitions! As if I wouldn’t have competitions!? All that delicious power! Yes please. Keep your ears peeled every week for the A to my Q and win yourself anything from a random movie bundle to… well… ANYTHING. What do you want?

Jordanites, to arms! I want to hear from YOU. Tweet the show @talldarkfriend #extrajordanary and give us something extraordinary to talk about.

I must extend my deepest dearest thanks to fellow Phoenix FM presenters Michelle Ward (“Eat My Brunch”) and Mike Jones (“One 2 Three”) for the radio crash-course and to station controller Paul Golder for making this remarkable leap of faith. Big thanks also to Boy George (tune-in to the show for the answer to that particular riddle).

Will I flop like a fish OR will I rise from the self-ignited ashes of my former pop career like a… umm.. what’s that mythical bird with all the fire called again..? | |

Twitter & Instagram // @Talldarkfriend