Jonnie Irwin celebrates sweet milestone with three sons as he marks 'proper dad' moment

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Jonnie Irwin's three boys joined their dad at the pool

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 22/09/2023

- 11:29

The TV presenter has been inundated with support following his latest social media update

Jonnie Irwin has taken to Instagram to share an adorable moment he spent with his young boys, Rafa, Rex and Cormac.

The presenter - who's been battling terminal cancer since 2020 - has been spending more time with his family at their Newcastle home and making memories since he went public with the diagnosis.

From renovating his family's home to spending days out with pals at the cricket, Irwin's resilience in light of the terminal diagnosis has been praised over and over again.

His latest update was another peek into the sweet time spent with his youngsters as he accompanied them to swimming lessons.

To mark the adorable milestone with the young trio, Irwin shared a snap of Rafa, Rex and Cormac sat by the side of a pool looking out to the water.

"Swimming lessons," Irwin captioned the adorable post. "Proper dad vibes watching my trio today."

Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie Irwin regularly shares updates with his three kids


Of course, it didn't take long for fans to share their thoughts on the heartwarming family moment.

One fan replied: "It’s always the small things that are the normal things that are the best things xx."

While a second added: "You are one hell of a real dad! An amazing one at that. They now have another memory.

"My birth dad never once came to my swim or dance lessons - not one! You keep doing what you can for as long as you can. You have us all behind you xx."

Elsewhere, another praised: "Top top Dad Jonnie. One day in the future those boys will look back and be so proud of you. Keep going and all power to you."


And a fourth echoed: "So you should, your a wonderful Dad with gorgeous boys! A heart of a lion!"

"Aww such a beautiful photo Jonnie," commented a fifth. "You should have dad vibes. You deserve dad vibes. You are dad vibes. You bloody trooper. You are like an army tank. No stopping you. Keep on going general Irwin."

Irwin's family post comes just days after he shared the heartbreaking news his cancer is "on the move".

The Escape to the Country star was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020 but went public with the diagnosis in late 2022 after it had spread to his brain.

Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie Irwin sparked concern earlier this week when he revealed his cancer had spread


But revealing it has spread further, Irwin shared a snap of himself in an oxygen mask at a treatment centre as he penned: "The wait for more scans is frustrating when you know the cancer is on the move again.

"Meanwhile there’s stuff I can do to make the terrain as tough as possible for growth and the ladies down at @sereniti_health are part of my team of suppliers for various therapies.

"I’d recommend this place to anyone wanting to tap into a healthier lifestyle. Big shout as always goes to @how_to_starve_cancer who’s constant help has a huge impact. #respect."

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