Outrage after Radio 1 host confuses Eden Project with war museum

People are making fun of a BBC Radio 1 host who confused the Eden Project with a World War 2 museum in Yorkshire.

Jordan North made an awkward blunder yesterday after receiving a text from a fan who was on his way to the Eden Project.

But, during his shout-out, he got the attraction mixed up with another one located 387 miles away.

The 30-year-old thought Eden was actually Eden Camp, a modern history theme museum near Malton.

The fan in question, Thomas Carson, replied: “Got my first ever shout out on the radio today en route to the Eden Project today thanks to you. It’s cool it took you a moment to find out what it was, we all learn something new every day! My next shout out will be on the way to Eden Camp!”

Today North addressed his error and did a segment for people to text in the things they have got confused: “Times you’ve got your wires crossed”.

Unfortunately, North dug himself a hole as he called the Eden Project a garden centre.

A listener seemed to agree with him and tweeted: “My school deffo went to Eden Project isn’t it like a big garden?!”

The Eden Project is in fact an educational charity and a visitor destination nestled in a huge crater. It has two massive biomes which are famous all over the world as well as contemporary gardens, and hosts concerts and family events.

Luckily for North, listeners were quick to forget his mistake when a listener texted that she thought Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, was located in Wales.

Have you ever got confused and made an embarrassing blunder? Let us know in the comments.

Cornwall Live