Jonnie Irwin shares a glimpse of his wonderful family trip to Marrakech after revealing 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 Marrakech this week and has kept fans updated on the trip via social media.
The TV presenter, 49, shared a clip of the Moroccan city’s stunning scenery on Thursday, leaning over the man driving him to take the photo, joking: “Let me know when it’s uncomfortable.”
It comes after he revealed he was diagnosed with stage 4 end-stage 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 broke, as they claimed they were unable to secure the correct insurance for him to travel for the show.
Travel far and wide: Jonnie Irwin has been enjoying family time with getaways to Paris and Marrakech over the past two weeks
Jonnie shared a collection of videos on his Instagram Stories showing the scenery from his car window.
Leaning over the buddy driving it, the presenter said, “Let me know when it gets uncomfortable.”
“About two minutes ago,” the pal said as Jonnie turned the camera to show himself bent over and crushing him.
Driving abroad: On Thursday, Jonnie shared a collection of videos on his Instagram Stories showing the Moroccan landscape from his car window – turning the camera around to show what it took to get the perfect shot
‘Ouch! About two minutes ago,’ the pal said as Jonnie was seen crushing him
He also shared videos to his Instagram grid, giving a glimpse of his gorgeous home for the trip as he showed off the light blue outdoor pool.
And rushing to the comments, a large handful of his 139,000 followers wished the star a safe journey and said he “deserved it”, calling him an “inspiration”.
“No one deserves this more than you and your precious family, keep making memories,” one fan wrote.
While he also recently enjoyed a trip to Paris with his wife Jess Holmes, whom he married in 2016.
Jonnie revealed last month that he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020 and only has 6 months left to live.
What a view: He also shared videos to his Instagram grid, giving a glimpse of his gorgeous home for the trip as he showed off the light blue outdoor pool
Support: And rushing to the comments, a large handful of his 139,000 followers wished the star a safe journey and said he ‘deserved it’, calling him an ‘inspiration’
And the presenter was heartbroken after revealing the diagnosis to his bosses on the A Place In The Sun show – who then kicked him out of the role of host.
Free Form Productions, which makes the programme, said they were “unable to obtain adequate insurance cover” for it to continue international filming amid the Covid-19 crisis and said that they understood his “frustration” with the decision.
A statement published on MailOnline read: ‘Jonnie has been a hugely important part of the A Place In The Sun family for over 18 years and we have all been deeply saddened by his diagnosis.
“Much loved by all on the production, no effort was spared to allow Jonnie to continue his international filming with us during Covid, but the production company were unable to secure him insurance cover. adequate.
No more: The presenter was heartbroken after revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis to show bosses A Place In The Sun – who then kicked him out of the role of host
“Although we have not been able to continue filming overseas with him, we are delighted that he has been able to remain with our team in the UK for exhibitions.” We of course understand how frustrating that must be for him at this incredibly difficult time.
The former estate agent’s television 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 program’s longest-serving presenter, alongside Jasmine, who is still with the show.
One 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