Jonnie Irwin has made an ‘inspirational’ return to A Place in the Sun following his terminal cancer diagnosis.
The television presenter, 49, hosted a live show for the Channel 4 programme in Manchester on Sunday (5 March), alongside co-host Jasmine Harman.
Jonnie has been keeping his 157,000 Instagram followers updated about his terminal cancer journey ever since he revealed his diagnosis in November last year, after two-years of keeping it a secret.
On Saturday (4 March), he shared a photograph of clothes laid out on his bed and wrote: “Selecting wardrobe for @aplaceinthesunofficial LIVE Tomorrow in Manchester. It’s an early start and as I’m not fit enough to run for the train atm I’m prepping the night before.
“My wife can’t quite believe it! Cold weather calls for wool, wool, and more wool. It’s also are rare thing for @jasmineharman and myself to both be there on a Sunday so please coming along and we’ll hopefully see you there. @mcr_central”.
Jasmine posted a video following the event, and praised her “inspiring” pal and co-host in the caption.
The television presenter wrote: “Really super weekend at A Place in the Sun Live in Manchester. So many people, all wanting to live the dream of owning a property overseas. It was wonderful to catch up with previous Househunters Yvette and Agata; singing in the exhibition hall is always a joy with Sandy, even though I think I misread the memo! 😜
“LOL! And what a pleasure to see my pal Jonnie, who inspired everyone with his advice: “Why wait?” whilst we were on stage talking about seizing the moment. See you at the next one! London Olympia: 2nd-4th June 2023”.
Shortly after his diagnosis, Jonnie spoke out on Good Morning Britain, and claimed that he could no longer host A Place in the Sun, as “they didn’t think they could get insurance”.
The 49-year-old continued hosting BBC’s Escape To The Country which he described as “the same show, albeit better”, and has since worked on BBC’s Morning Live.
He shares three-year-old son Rex and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac with his wife Jessica.