Jonnie Irwin gives an insight into his stunning family trip to Marrakech after revealing A Place In The Sun was unable to get travel insurance to keep him on the show following his terminal cancer diagnosis
Jonnie Irwin is enjoying a family trip to Marrakech this week and is keeping fans updated via social media.
The 49-year-old TV presenter on Thursday shared a clip of the Moroccan city’s beautiful countryside, leaning over the man who was driving him to take the shot as he joked: “Let me know if it’s uncomfortable.”
It comes after he revealed 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 after the news as they claimed they couldn’t get the right insurance for him to travel for the show.
Trip away: Jonnie Irwin has been enjoying some family time with short breaks to Paris and Marrakech in recent weeks
Jonnie shared a collection of videos on his Instagram Stories showing the scenery from his car window.
The presenter leaned over the pal, who wheeled him around, and said: “Let me know if it gets awkward.”
“About two minutes ago,” the mate said as Jonnie flipped the camera to show him leaning over and crushing him.
Driving abroad: On Thursday, Jonnie shared a collection of videos to his Instagram Stories showing the Moroccan countryside out of his car window – he flipped the camera to show what it took to get the perfect shot
‘Ouch! About two minutes ago,’ the mate said as Jonnie crushed him
He also shared videos using his Instagram grid, giving a glimpse of his beautiful home for the trip while showing off the clear blue outdoor pool.
And as he rushed to the comments, a large handful of his 139,000 followers wished the star a safe journey and gushed he “deserved it”, calling him an “inspiration”.
“Nobody deserves this more than you and your precious family keep making memories,” wrote one fan.
He also recently enjoyed a trip to Paris with his wife Jess Holmes, whom he married in 2016.
Jonnie announced last month that he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020 and has just 6 months to live.
What a view: He also shared videos on his Instagram grid, giving a glimpse of his beautiful home for the trip as he showed off the clear blue outdoor pool
Support: And as he rushed to the comments, a large handful of his 139,000 followers wished the star a safe journey and gushed he “deserved it”, calling him an “inspiration”.
And the presenter was heartbroken after revealing the diagnosis to his bosses on the show A Place In The Sun – who then diverted him from the hosting role.
Free Form Productions, who are making the program, said they were “unable to secure adequate insurance coverage” to allow him to continue filming internationally amid the Covid-19 crisis and said they were “resolving his frustration” understand about the decision.
A statement released to MailOnline said: “Jonnie has been an extremely important part of the A Place In The Sun family for over 18 years and we were all deeply saddened by his diagnosis.
“Loved dearly by everyone on the production, no stone was left unturned to enable Jonnie to continue his international filming with us during Covid, however the production company were unable to secure adequate insurance coverage for him.
Not anymore: The presenter was heartbroken after revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis on the show A Place In The Sun – which then took his mind off the hosting role
“Although we were unable to continue filming with him abroad, we are delighted that he has been able to remain part of our team in the UK for exhibitions. Of course we understand how frustrating this must be for him at this incredibly difficult time.
The former real estate agent’s TV career began in 2004 when he was selected from hundreds of applicants to co-present with Jasmine Harman on Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun.
He was the program’s longest-serving host alongside Jasmine, who is still with the show.
Two of a Kind: The former real estate agent’s TV career began in 2004 when he was selected from hundreds of applicants to co-present with Jasmine Harman on Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun
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