A Place in the Sun's Jasmine Harman flooded with support over poignant post weeks after Jonnie Irwin's death

A Place in the Sun's Jasmine Harman flooded with support over poignant post weeks after Jonnie Irwin's death

Morning Live pays tribute to the late Jonnie Irwin

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 15/02/2024

- 18:13

The 48-year-old broke her social media silence after posting a lengthy message when she found out about her co-star's death

A Place in the Sun star Jasmine Harman posted a touching photo with a sweet caption just a couple of weeks on from the death of her former co-star, Jonnie Irwin.

Irwin died two weeks ago at the age of 50 after living with terminal cancer since 2020, although he didn't announce the news publicly until 2022.

While many famous faces close to Irwin, including Harman, have paid tribute to him over the last couple of weeks, it seems the property expert has taken a social media break after posting a touching message on the day of her colleague's death.

She returned to Instagram on Thursday, and with the late father-of-three seemingly on her mind, Harman shared a snap of a rainbow to her page in a reflective post.

She captioned the stunning photo: “Cherish every day, every moment, every hug, every smile xxx.”

The 48-year-old was met with heaps of sympathetic messages in the comments section as fans shared similar stories of loss.

One person wrote: “The passing of a loved one is hard for those left behind but I console myself in the belief that our person has found their place in the eternal sunshine.

“They no longer have any illness, they are young, happy and reunited with those that they loved on earth who had already passed and when our time to leave comes we'll be reunited with them.”

“Hope you're all ok @jasmineharman Sending you so much love and a massive hug xxxxxx,” another wished.

A third added: “Hope you are ok. Grief is so hard but be strong and don't forget to talk.”

Jonnie and Jasmine in 2007

Jonnie died earlier this month after a years-long battle with cancer


Someone else penned: “Lived not far from Jonny. Grief is horrible big hugs from the Toon.”

“Lovely Jonnie…quite an inspiration…” one Instagram user remarked, while Harman’s fellow A place in the Sun star Craig Rowe simply responded with three heart emojis.

Irwin shared three young sons with his wife of eight years, Jessica Holmes. He was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020 but was told not long after that it had spread to his brain.

After being given just six months to live, Irwin defied the prognosis with the help of treatment and chemotherapy.

Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie announced in 2022 he'd been diagnosed with terminal cancer


Sonali Shah, Nicki Chapman, Jonnie Irwin and Jules Hudson at the TRIC Awards 2023

Jonnie continued to share updates with fans until his death


The presenting favourite had been regularly updating viewers on his condition, bravely sharing parts of his journey before he died earlier this month on February 2.

Days later, the BBC also paid tribute by airing his final instalment of Escape to The Country, the other property hunt show he starred in.

Posting on the programme’s official Instagram account on February 5, bosses shared a photograph of a smiling Irwin and captioned it: “In a change to the BBC schedule today, this afternoon’s transmission of Escape to the Country is the last programme Jonnie recorded with us and will include a tribute to him at the end.”

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