A Southampton-based money saving personality has opened up about his battle with Crohn’s disease, having published a best-selling book from the hospital bed. 

Jordon Cox, 26, is known online as the ‘Coupon Kid’, and hosts a regular money saving slot on Channel 4 daytime show ‘Steph’s Packed Lunch’.

Following his struggles with the condition, Jordon is now working with a UK charity to raise awareness for its sufferers. 

Jordon's interest in money saving started at 16, when he landed a £600 shop for four pence by using coupons.

He went on to work for budgeting expert Martin Lewis for four years, during which time he struggled with a relapse in his condition. 

The entrepreneur’s struggles with Crohn’s disease began with severe stomach pains in his teenage years, when “even walking up the stairs or going from the bedroom to the bathroom would be like climbing a mountain,” he said. 

After a series of scans and appointments, Jordon was diagnosed with the condition.

He said: “I did really struggle to get to grips with it as a scared 17-year-old boy, I just wanted my life back.”

After managing the condition with medication for a few years, Jordon relapsed at the age of 20, as his TV career began to gain speed. 

“Suddenly, near enough everything I ate would cause intense pain. I couldn’t walk more than five metres without being so out of breath and I was back to being bed-bound. I was skin and bone,” he said. 

Daily Echo: Jordon Cox has written a book from his hospital bedJordon Cox has written a book from his hospital bed (Image: Submitted)

Jordon underwent surgery, having his bowel removed and an ileostomy bag inserted, so that he could be fed by a drip. 

The whiz kid was determined to better his condition, and so wrote his best-selling book, Secrets to Saving, from his hospital bed.

His ileostomy was later reversed as he recovered, and he is now working to raise awareness of the condition, with charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK. 

“​​There’s such a big community of people who are in the same position as you, so please remember, you’re not alone,” Jordon said to those with the same condition. 

Sarah Sleet, CEO of the charity, said: “Everyone’s experience of Crohn’s and Colitis is different, but you’re not alone. Crohn’s & Colitis UK has many resources to support those living with the conditions, and those closest to them.”