A Place in the Sun’s Jonnie Irwin joins his wife in opening a restaurant in Newcastle amid cancer battles

Jonnie Irwin was spotted celebrating a restaurant opening in Newcastle alongside his wife and friends as he continues to live with terminal cancer.

The A place in the Sun The 49-year-old host publicly shared his stage four lung cancer diagnosis in December, saying he doesn’t know “how much longer I have to live”.

But this month, Irwin seems to be feeling stronger as he returns to a live show for A place in the Sun in Manchester last Saturday (March 4).

On Thursday (9 March) he attended the opening of Gaucho restaurant in Newcastle hosted by sports greats Alan Shearer and Lee Westwood.

In a photo published in the Daily MailIrwin is seen smiling as he poses with his wife Jessica Holmes and actress Jill Halfpenny.

Ahead of his trip to Manchester at the weekend, the TV presenter said he’s packing plenty of warm clothing for the cold weather this week.

“Cold weather calls for wool, wool and more wool,” he captioned an Instagram post that showed his clothes on his bed, including a wool hat, socks, scarf and coat.

Irwin recently appeared on BBC Morning Live Passing on his advice to people who are unsure of what to do with their social media accounts after they die.

He has encouraged people to take control of their digital heritage while they are alive and has explored the concept of a “digital will” and left video messages for loved ones to view after you die.


“We need to talk more about the end of our lives, online and in real life,” he said on the show.

Disclosure of his diagnosis in Hello! magazine In December, Irwin said he realized something was wrong during filming A place in the Sun in August 2020.

He was diagnosed with terminal cancer “within a week of flying back from filming” and said he had “six months to live.”

“I had to go home and tell my wife who was taking care of our babies that she was pretty much alone,” he shared. “That was devastating. I could only apologize to her. I felt so responsible.”

Irwin and Holmes married in September 2016 and have three children together, three-year-old son Rex and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/place-sun-jonnie-irwin-wife-b2298170.html A Place in the Sun’s Jonnie Irwin joins his wife in opening a restaurant in Newcastle amid cancer battles


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