January 30, 2023

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Jonnie Irwin shares an insight into his family trip to Marrakesh after revealing cancer diagnosis

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Jonnie Irwin shares an insight into his family trip to Marrakesh after revealing cancer diagnosis

Jonnie Irwin shares an insight into his stunning family trip to Marrakesh after revealing that A Place In The Sun couldn’t get travel insurance to keep him on the show following his terminal cancer diagnosis

Jonnie Irwin is enjoying a family getaway to Marrakesh this week and has been keeping fans up to date with the trip via social media.

The TV presenter, 49, shared a clip of the Moroccan city’s gorgeous landscap on Thursday, leaning over the man driving him to get the shot as he joked: ‘Let me know when this is uncomfortable’.

It comes after he revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer in August 2020, which then spread to his brain.

And A Place In The Sun decided not to renew his presenting contract following the news, as they claimed they were unable to get the correct insurance for him to travel for the show.

Jonnie Irwin shares an insight into his family trip to Marrakesh after revealing cancer diagnosis

Trip away: Jonnie Irwin has been enjoying some family time with getaways to Paris and Marrakesh over the last couple of weeks

Jonnie shared a collection of videos to his Instagram Stories showing the scenery from his car window.

Leaning over the pal driving him around, the presenter said: ‘Let me know when this gets uncomfortable.’

‘About two minutes ago,’ said the pal as Jonnie flipped the camera to show himself leaning over and squashing him. 

Driving abroad: On Thursday, Jonnie shared a collection of videos to his Instagram Stories showing the Moroccan scenery from his car window - flipping the camera to show what it took to get the perfect shot

Close up: Leaning over the pal driving him around, the presenter said: 'Let me know when this gets uncomfortable'

Driving abroad: On Thursday, Jonnie shared a collection of videos to his Instagram Stories showing the Moroccan scenery from his car window – flipping the camera to show what it took to get the perfect shot

'Ouch! About two minutes ago,' said the pal as Jonnie was seen squashing him

‘Ouch! About two minutes ago,’ said the pal as Jonnie was seen squashing him

He also shared videos to his Instagram grid, giving a look into his gorgeous home for the trip as he showed off the clear blue outdoor pool.

And rushing to the comments, a large handful of his 139k followers wished the star a good trip and gushed that he ‘deserves it’, dubbing him an ‘inspiration’.

‘No one deserves this more than you and your precious family , keep making the memories,’ wrote one fan.

While he also recently enjoyed a trip to Paris with wife Jess Holmes, who he married back in 2016.

Jonnie revealed last month that he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020 and given just 6 months to live.

What a view: He also shared videos to his Instagram grid, giving a look into his gorgeous home for the trip as he showed off the clear blue outdoor pool

Sight seeing: While he also toured the city's streets

What a view: He also shared videos to his Instagram grid, giving a look into his gorgeous home for the trip as he showed off the clear blue outdoor pool

 

Support: And rushing to the comments, a large handful of his 139k followers wished the star a good trip and gushed that he 'deserves it', dubbing him an 'inspiration'

Support: And rushing to the comments, a large handful of his 139k followers wished the star a good trip and gushed that he ‘deserves it’, dubbing him an ‘inspiration’

And the presenter was left heartbroken after revealing the diagnosis to his bosses on show A Place In The Sun – who then axed him from the hosting role.

Free Form Productions, who make the programme, said they were ‘unable to secure adequate insurance cover’ for him to continue international filming amid the Covid-19 crisis and said they understood his ‘frustration’ at the decision. 

A statement released to MailOnline read: ‘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. 

‘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. 

No more: The presenter was left heartbroken after revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis to bosses on show A Place In The Sun - who then axed him from the hosting role

No more: The presenter was left heartbroken after revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis to bosses on show A Place In The Sun – who then axed him from the hosting role

‘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. 

The former estate agent’s TV career began in 2004 when he was selected from hundreds of applicants 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 is still with the show.

Two of a kind: The former estate agent's TV career began in 2004 when he was selected from hundreds of applicants to co-present Channel 4's A Place in the Sun with Jasmine Harman

Two of a kind: The former estate agent’s TV career began in 2004 when he was selected from hundreds of applicants to co-present Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun with Jasmine Harman

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