A Place In The Sun bosses have expressed their sympathies to host Jonnie Irwin after he hit out on the present for axing him whereas he battles terminal cancer.
The presenter, 49, was given simply six months to reside when he was identified with stage 4 lung cancer, which has unfold to his mind, in August 2020.
After sharing his prognosis with present bosses, his contract was not renewed, with Jonnie admitting the choice ‘broke my coronary heart.’
Free Form Productions, who make the programme, mentioned they had been ‘unable to safe enough insurance coverage cowl’ for him to proceed worldwide filming amid the Covid-19 disaster and mentioned they understood his ‘frustration’ on the resolution.
Sending a message: A Place In The Sun bosses have expressed their sympathies to host Jonnie Irwin after he hit out on the present for axing him whereas he battles terminal cancer
A assertion launched to MailOnline learn: ‘Jonnie has been a vastly vital a part of the A Place In The Sun household for over 18 years and all of us had been deeply saddened by his prognosis.
‘Much liked by everybody on the manufacturing, no stone was left unturned in making an attempt to allow Jonnie to proceed his worldwide filming with us throughout Covid however the manufacturing firm had been unable to safe enough insurance coverage cowl for him.
‘Whilst we had been unable to proceed to movie overseas with him, we’re delighted that he was ready to stay as a part of our group in the UK for exhibitions. We in fact perceive how irritating this have to be for him at this extremely tough time.
Two of a form: The former property agent’s TV profession started in 2004 when he was chosen from a whole bunch of candidates to co-present Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun with Jasmine Harman
The former property agent’s TV profession started in 2004 when he was chosen from a whole bunch of candidates to co-present Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun with Jasmine Harman.
He was the programme’s longest-serving presenter, alongside Jasmine, who remains to be with the present.
In 2010, he received extra followers by turning into a daily host of Escape to the Country. He has continued filming for the BBC One present since his prognosis and all through his therapy.
Trip: Earlier this month, MailOnline unearthed footage of Jonnie sipping Puglian olive oil on his final journey for A Place in the Sun in 2020, earlier than he found he had terminal cancer
Addressing the choice on Thursday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, he mentioned: ‘When I used to be advised I could not do it they broke my coronary heart, however I do not suppose they considered me. I’ve been greatly surprised by some folks and the need to assist me and my household.
‘Not engaged on A Place In The Sun any extra has affected my psychological well being. I’m a household man now however being a TV presenter defines you and never having the ability to journey and supply for my household.’
He added in a chat with The Sun: ‘Within two weeks another person was on TV doing my job, I simply really feel I earned a bit extra from them after 18 years. That was my first job in TV and it was particular to me.’
Jonnie’s prognosis got here when he was filming Channel 4’s A Place In The Sun in Italy in 2020, after he had skilled blurred imaginative and prescient whereas driving.
Within per week of flying again dwelling, docs advised him he was terminally ailing and had simply six months to reside. Cancer medication and chemotherapy have helped delay his life.
Earlier this month, MailOnline unearthed footage of Jonnie sipping Puglian olive oil on his final journey for A Place In The Sun in 2020, earlier than he found he had terminal cancer. The episode was by no means broadcast.
Heartbreaking: Jonnie appeared on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain as he revealed he is ‘making recollections’ for his youngsters as they will not give you the option to bear in mind him as soon as he dies
During an look on Good Morning Britain, Jonnie revealed his focus in the mean time is ‘making recollections’ for his youngsters – son Rex, three, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac – as a result of he fears they will not bear in mind him after he dies.
He defined: ‘I’m about making recollections, I do know my youngsters are so younger they will not bear in mind me.
‘I need to a minimum of get it on digicam or movie to present them the early days had been good. I believe our home for Christmas will probably be extravagant.’
Family: The presenter, 49, has son Rex, three, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac along with his spouse Jessica Holmes however has simply months to reside as he battles cancer
He additionally detailed the struggles he and his spouse have confronted in dealing with his prognosis round their youngsters, saying: ‘It’s solely been lately I’ve thought of once we are going to inform them, they’re so younger.
‘At the second I’m me, a thinner model, there is no want to inform them. I believe it’s going to be rather a lot for them to get their heads spherical.
‘I attempt my greatest to put my head in the sand as a result of what is the level spending your days interested by cancer when there’s gasoline payments to fear about. The value of residing is a priority as a result of I will not witness it, however my household will.’
He continued: ‘I used to be in worry of what is occurred to some extent, when folks discover out you have got cancer it is terrifying and I lose work by way of it, professionally I did not need to lose work, folks deal with you in a different way.
‘If I withheld that data, I might have lived a standard life. There are sure busy our bodies on social media saying I look ailing.’
Announcing his prognosis, he advised Hello journal: ‘I’m carrying a grimy secret – it is change into a monkey on my again. I do not understand how lengthy I’ve left, however I attempt to keep optimistic and my perspective is that I’m residing with cancer, not dying from it.
‘I set little markers – issues I need to be round for. I received into the behavior of claiming, ‘Don’t plan forward as a result of I may not be effectively sufficient’.
‘But now I need to make plans. I need to make recollections and seize these moments with my household as a result of the truth is, my boys are going to develop up not figuring out their dad and that breaks my coronary heart.’
From Lutterworth to Lanzarote: How former property agent Jonnie Irwin’s TV profession took off after he beat a whole bunch to current A Place in the Sun
TV presenter Jonnie Irwin has revealed he’s struggling with terminal cancer, saying he hopes sharing his terminal cancer prognosis will encourage others to ‘take advantage of every single day’
Born in 1973, Jonnie Irwin grew up in Bitteswell, Leicestershire, and attended Lutterworth Grammar School and Community College earlier than turning into an property agent.
In 2004, Irwin was chosen from a whole bunch of candidates alongside co-presenter Jasmine Harman to current Channel 4’s present A Place In The Sun – Home Or Away. The property programme was a shock hit and syndicated extensively. Irwin additionally frequently presents the BBC’s Escape To The Country and To Buy Or Not To Buy.
In January 2011, Sky 1 broadcast Irwin’s personal present known as Dream Lives for Sale, in which he helped folks depart their lives in the UK in order purchase their dream enterprise.
Later that 12 months, he began a brand new sequence The Renovation Game which aired on weekday mornings on Channel 4.
Outside of presenting, he’s additionally a business director for Judicare, which describes itself as a ‘specialist regulation agency offering purchasers with authorized recommendation on all issues associated to abroad property’.
Irwin married Jessica Holmes in September 2016. Together they’ve three sons and lived in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire earlier than transferring to Newcastle.
On November 13, Irwin was identified with terminal lung cancer. He advised Hello journal: ‘I do not understand how lengthy I’ve left, however I attempt to keep optimistic and my perspective is that I’m residing with cancer, not dying from it.’