Jonnie Irwin beams as he confirms TV comeback weeks after record-smashing return to screens

Jonnie Irwin beams as he confirms TV comeback weeks after record-smashing return to screens

WATCH NOW: Jonnie Irwin shares updates from home renovation

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 11/10/2023

- 08:45

The 49-year-old is returning to screens soon amid his battle with terminal cancer

Jonnie Irwin has shared an update about his future on-screen projects as he posted a snap from filming on Tuesday.

Irwin, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 and went public with the diagnosis in late 2022, has become a popular figure among telly-watchers over the years for his hosting duties on A Place in the Sun and Escape to the Country.

And while he made a triumphant return to the BBC's Escape to the Country last month - smashing a viewing record at the same time - he's confirmed fans will be able to see him on-screen again quite soon.

This time, instead of Irwin showing prospective house-buyers around luxury homes in the UK and beyond, he'll be letting cameras into his own Newcastle home.

Irwin has been keeping fans up to date with regular updates from the humungous house renovation he's undertaking and now he'll be shedding fresh light on the project on the BBC's Morning Live.

He confirmed the news alongside a photo of himself with a member of the BBC's crew as he typed: "So good to be back filming for @bbcmorninglive.

Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie Irwin has been filming new scenes for BBC's Morning Live


"We’ve just shot to short films about renovating your home and what to look out for.

"I think my smug smile betrays the lack of a massive commute for once and the extra couple of hours I got in my scratcher as we filmed in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

"I’ll let you know when they are due to go out, when I know myself. #onset #onlocation #bbcmorninglive #property #propertyrenovation #toon #newcastle," he signed off.

Inevitably, it didn't take long for Irwin's fans to rush to the comments section and they all had one thing to say - just how well Irwin looked.

"Back on tv where you belong and looking totally amazing," one fan praised while a second added: "You are looking so well - much better than you have been for quite some time. Keep fighting the good fight."

"You are looking so well in this image Jonnie. Hope you are doing as well as you look," another echoed while a fourth weighed in: "Right back where you belong! Doing your fabulous presenting!"

And a fifth added to the compliments: "Wonderful to see you back, your looking really well, what ever your doing it’s working." (sic)

Irwin's time filming in his Newcastle home did take a bit of a turn later in the day when he revealed there was a mishap at the airport.

Jonnie Irwin airport

Jonnie shared a snap from an airport following filming


Irwin heaped praise on airline British Airways for their treatment of him and fellow customers on-board a flight after it had to be grounded due to a handful of passengers missing the plane.

Remaining positive, Irwin penned: "I’m smiling as I’ve just had a very positive experience. Flying out of Newcastle airport is usually a breeze as it was today.

"I took a connecting flight with @british_airways and someone didn’t get to the plane on time. We then had to wait for the baggage crew to find the 4 bags (someone’s got a very painful day ahead!).

"What struck me was how calm all the passengers remained- many like me getting connecting flights.

"But then we we treated like customers not cattle, kept fully aware and all the passengers responded in kind. #respect #travel," he added, once again prompting floods of compliments for his upbeat attitude.

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