Jonnie Irwin health update as A Place In The Sun presenter admitted to hospital

Jonnie Irwin

A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin announced that he was admitted to hospital this week

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 01/06/2023

- 16:12

The presenter was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020 which has since spread to his brain

A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin announced that he was admitted to hospital this week with doctors unsure when he would be well enough to be discharged.

Irwin took to Instagram on Wednesday afternoon to share the update with his 164,000 followers.


His hospital stay comes after he opened up about his incurable cancer battle after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which has since spread to his brain.

The father-of-three wrote: "In hospital this week monitoring a changeover in my pain management regime.

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"Fingers crossed I’ll be out in time to make an appearance on Sunday for this weekend's A Place In The Sun LIVE event at @olympialondon in Kensington."

The 49-year-old was set to appear alongside his co-stars Jasmine Harman, Laura Hamilton and Ben Hillman and concluded his post saying: "Hope to see you there."

Heartfelt messages were left on Irwin's post, with one fan writing: "Hope that works for you Jonnie and brings some improvements."

Another wrote: "Really hope they manage to get your pain medication right for you."

The presenter only went public with his illness in November 2022 because he “needed money” and therefore had to keep working while undergoing treatment.

Irwin had taken out life insurance which means his family will be taken care of after he passes away but said that he made a big mistake in taking the policy out.

He has not taken out a type of cover called critical illness which typically provides policy-holders with a lump sum if they are diagnosed with cancer, and often covers other illnesses such as a heart attack, stroke, and paralysis.

The star, who has also fronted Escape to the Country and To Buy or Not to Buy, said he hopes part of his legacy will be teaching others to "learn from his mistake".

Jonnie Irwin

Irwin had taken out life insurance which means his family will be taken care of after he passes away but said that he made a big mistake in taking the policy out

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“One of the reasons I came out and told people about my story…I want people to learn from my mistake," he told AIG Life's OneChat podcast.

“I didn’t take critical illness insurance out and therefore I had to keep working.

“Without work, I’ve got no means of paying the bills. And if I had taken the critical illness insurance out, that could’ve covered my outgoings and I probably could’ve told the world a lot sooner."

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