A Place In The Sun’s Jonnie Irwin teases a return to work despite terminal cancer battle as he shares behind-the-scenes glimpse
Jonnie Irwin has teased a return to work despite his cancer battle as he shared behind-the-scenes glimpse on Thursday.
The A Place In The Sun presenter, 49, is bravely battling the terminal disease after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020. It has since spread to his brain.
Sharing an update to his Instagram Story, Jonnie joined a company named Mayfair Worktops as he worked on a new project.
The TV personality was seen with two co-stars in a kitchen, with the production team stood in front of them.
The company captioned the clip: ‘Behind the scenes with @jonnieirwintv.’
Filming: Jonnie Irwin, 49, has teased a return to work despite his cancer battle as he shared behind-the-scenes glimpse on Thursday
Panning around the room, the short video showed a sneak peak into what is to come as filming got underway.
Earlier this week, Jonnie detailed his hospice experience after revealing he sometimes leaves his family home to spend time there.
Jonnie appeared on BBC Morning Live on Monday to give fans a health update and talk about the importance of palliative care.
He told hosts Helen Skelton and Geth Jones: ‘I’m really good, I have up days and down days but today is an up day. Family are great and very noisy.’
Speaking about the hospice he’s been using, Jonnie said: ‘It is a delight, it’s like a nice private hospital. My perception of a hospice was a boiling hot room and loads of people who look frail and towards the end of their days.
‘This is nothing of the sort, it is spacious, lots of energy, comfortable. It even has a jacuzzi bath and en-suite rooms, the staff are amazing, so I’ve had a really good experience.’
Offering advice to others, Jonnie said: ‘First of all embrace it, I was given the choice initially of what hospital I wanted to use. My first experience of palliative care in a hospice was blood transfusions.
‘I had my first one in hospital and then I was invited to use the hospice, so I thought I’d give it a go.’
The A Place In The Sun presenter is bravely battling the terminal disease after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020. It has since spread to his brain (pictured this week)
Tough: Earlier this week, Jonnie detailed his hospice experience after revealing he sometimes leaves his family home to spend time there
‘I went into a lovely room, biscuits piled up beside me and I just dipped in and out. I implore people to check out the hospice if you have the choice to use it then use it.’
Palliative care offers physical, emotional and practical support to people with a terminal illness. It can be offered at any point after a terminal diagnosis.
Jonnie previously admitted that the pain can get so bad that he seeks solace at a hospice, unwilling to let his family see him suffer.
Jonnie shares his three sons Rex, three, and twins Rafa and Corma, two, with his wife Jessica Holmes and also revealed they have not told their children about his diagnosis.