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Jonnie Irwin gives heartbreaking update on terminal cancer battle

A Place In The Sun’s Jonnie Irwin has given a heartbreaking update amid his tragic cancer battle.

The presenter, 49, was given just six months to live when he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, which has spread to his brain, in August 2020, and publicly shared his prognosis in December.

Jonnie, who celebrated his 50th birthday early this week, then explained: ‘I tried to play football with Rex the other day and was in goal and I couldn’t get near the ball. It was so frustrating.

‘I’m very sporty and suddenly it’s just like…it was as if it was the first time I’d attempted football. I felt like a granddad. And that broke me a bit.’

Jonnie lives with his wife Jessica, 40, and their three children – son Rex, three and twins Rafa and Cormac, two, in Hertfordshire.

During the interview, Jess recalled the moment Jonnie came home and told her of his terminal diagnosis: ‘He couldn’t stop apologising. He kept saying ‘sorry’ over and over and I just kept telling him it wasn’t his fault.’ 

She added: ‘I think I’m still in denial about a lot of it if I’m honest.’

The father of three was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020 and was given months to live.

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