Jonnie Irwin makes his return to A Place in the Sun amid his battle with terminal lung cancer
Jonnie Irwin has returned to A Place in the Sun amid his battle with terminal lung cancer.
The presenter, 49, revealed in November tumours had spread to his brain – two years on from his initial diagnosis.
But at the weekend he revealed he was making an appearance at a live show on Sunday.
Sharing a snap of his outfit for the next day, he wrote on Instagram: ‘Selecting wardrobe for @aplaceinthesunofficial LIVE Tomorrow in Manchester.
‘It’s an early start and as I’m not fit enough to run for the train atm I’m prepping the night before.
Return: A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin has made his comeback to A Place in the Sun amid his battle with terminal lung cancer
Comeback: He took to his Instagram to reveal he was making an appearance at a live show taking place in Manchester on Sunday
Exciting: Sharing a snap of his outfit for the next day lain out on his bed, he wrote: ‘Selecting wardrobe for @aplaceinthesunofficial LIVE Tomorrow in Manchester’
‘My wife can’t quite believe it! Cold weather calls for wool, wool, and more wool.’
He also revealed he would be reuniting with fellow A Place In The Sun host Jasmine Harman.
Jonnie said: ‘It’s also are rare thing for @jasmineharman and myself to both be there on a Sunday so please coming along and we’ll hopefully see you there.’
It comes after Jonnie has said he is planning to record video messages so he can still speak to his beloved wife and three children after he passes away.
He presented a segment about digital legacy on the BBC’s Morning Live earlier this month and left hosts Rav Wilding and Kimberley Walsh with ‘goosebumps’.
The Escape To The Country presenter said he is ‘taking every opportunity’ to give wife Jessica, 40, and their three children – son Rex, three and twins Rafa and Cormac, two – a bright future when he is no longer here.
After watching a segment about how a woman battling stage 4 bowel cancer records a short clip each day for her loved ones to watch when she is gone, Jonnie said he planned to do the same.
‘It’s amazing to think I too could speak to my wife and children after I pass away. My diagnosis has taken a lot from me but it has given me the ability to prepare.
‘The only way to make sure your digital legacy is as you like it, is to take control now. And I’m going to take every opportunity to do that for the people I love.’
The programme went on to provide information on the ways in how to prepare a ‘digital legacy will’ so you can tell loved ones what you want to happen to social media pages.
A digital legacy is an individual’s online interactions, covering everything from social media platforms to emails.
It is something that is often left out of estate plans, as they aren’t seen as tangible assets. However, a family can’t legally get access, which is a problem if they need to obtain information.
Also a digital legacy is important to specify the actions you want taken on certain accounts, for example if a Facebook page is deleted or memoralised.
Devoted family man: It comes after Jonnie has said he is planning to record video messages so he can still speak to his beloved wife Jessica, whom he is pictured with, and three children after he passes away
Love: The Escape To The Country host said he is ‘taking every opportunity’ to give wife Jessica, 40, and their three children – son Rex, three and twins Rafa and Cormac, two – a bright future when he is no longer here
Reflecting on his own actions so far, Jonnie said: ‘I’ve got a lifetime of memories and while over the years many have been stored online and whilst I’ve been getting my affairs in order since my diagnosis two-and-a-half years ago, I’ve not given much thought to my digital legacy.
‘I’ve posted thousands of pictures and digital images online but when I pass on I’ve got no idea what will happen to those images.’
Host Rav said back in the studio: ‘I’ve got goosebumps. Such a powerful film from Jonnie. I think that film is a real reminder about all the practical things you can do.’
Kimberley said: ‘It’s heartbreaking. I do think creating special memories with your loved ones can be as simple as sitting down for a Sunday roast.’