A Place In The Sun's Jonnie Irwin admitted to hospital amid terminal cancer diagnosis
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A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin has revealed that he has been admitted back into hospital amid his ongoing cancer diagnosis.
The broadcaster shared the devastating news late last year that he had been given just months to live after being told he had lung cancer that has already spread to his brain.
Now, Irwin, 49, is focusing on spending as much time as he can with his wife Jessica and their children Rex, Rafa, and Cormac.
But in a recent update to fans, Jonnie revealed that he's now in hospital again - though he assured them that he hopes to be back out shortly.
The post read: "In hospital this week monitoring a changeover in my pain management regime.
"Fingers crossed I’ll be out in time to make an appearance on Sunday for this weekends @aplaceinthesunofficial LIVE event at @olympialondon in Kensington."
Jonnie was due to join his co-stars Laura Hamilton, Jasmine Harman and Ben Hillman for the weekend-long live event, helping property hunters with all their questions and dilemmas.
And fans and followers flocked to the comments to wish Jonnie well during his hospital stay.
"Thinking of you and your family and hoping you get the results you need. Lots of love," wrote one.
"Hope it all goes well. Would be great to see you there this weekend Jonnie," commented another.
Jonnie's co-star, Jasmine Harman, added: "Really hope to catch up with you this week Jonnie! Lots of love."
Jonnie was first diagnosed with lung cancer back in August 2020, but decided to keep his diagnosis a secret for a while, undergoing treatment with medication, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.
The presenter explained that he planned to keep the diagnosis a secret for as long as possible so he could keep paying bills and providing for his family for as long as possible.
Shortly after making his diagnosis public, Jonnie said that, once he told A Place In The Sun bosses the news, they paid off the rest of his contract and didn't renew his deal - despite his hopes to keep working on the show.
"As soon as people find out you’ve got cancer they write you off. Yes, I have stage four and it’s terminal - but not yet, so let me live my life while I can," he told The Sun.
"As soon as I told A Place In The Sun about my diagnosis they paid me for the rest of the season but didn’t renew my contract. They knew I wanted to carry on.
"That hurt. That broke my heart. I feel hugely let down. I can’t even watch the show now."
Responding to Jonnie's comments at the time, Freeform Productions, who produce the hit property show, explained the situation to Tyla.
They explained that, while they were no longer able to film abroad with Jonnie, he would still be included in their UK-based projects, like this weekend's live show.
"Jonnie has been a hugely important part of the A Place In The Sun family for over 18 years and all of us were deeply saddened by his diagnosis," their statement read.
"Much loved by everyone on the production, no stone was left unturned in trying to enable Jonnie to continue his international filming with us during Covid but the production company were unable to secure adequate insurance cover for him."
"Whilst we were unable to continue to film abroad with him, we’re delighted that he was able to remain as part of our team in the UK for exhibitions.
"We, of course, understand how frustrating this must be for him at this incredibly difficult time."