Jonnie Irwin returns to A Place in the Sun amidst his battle with terminal lung cancer
Jonnie Irwin has made his comeback in A Place in the Sun amid his battle with terminal lung cancer.
The 49-year-old presenter revealed in November that tumors had spread to his brain – two years after his initial diagnosis.
But he took to his Instagram on Saturday to reveal he would be performing at a live show in Manchester on Sunday.
He shared a photo of his outfit for the next day as he lay on his bed and wrote: ‘Selecting wardrobe for @aplaceinthesunofficial LIVE Tomorrow in Manchester.
“It’s an early start and as I’m not fit enough to run to the train I’m preparing the night before.
Return: A Place In The Sun host Jonnie Irwin has made his comeback in A Place in the Sun amid his battle with terminal lung cancer
Comeback: He took to his Instagram on Saturday to reveal he would be performing at a live show in Manchester on Sunday
Exciting: He shared a photo of his outfit for the next day while lying on his bed, writing: ‘Select 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 that he would be reuniting with fellow A Place In The Sun host Jasmine Harman.
Jonnie said, “It’s also very rare that @jasmineharman and I are both there on a Sunday, so please drop by and hopefully we’ll see you there.”
It comes after Jonnie said he plans to record video messages so that he can still talk to his beloved wife and three children after his death.
Jonnie hosted a segment on digital legacy on Morning Live earlier this month, giving hosts Rav Wilding and Kimberley Walsh goosebumps.
The Escape To The Country host said he is “seizing 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 gone.
After watching a clip about how a woman battling stage 4 colon cancer records a short clip every day for her loved ones to watch while she’s gone, Jonnie said he plans to do the same.
‘It’s great to think that after my death I can also talk to my wife and children. My diagnosis has taken a lot out of me, but it has given me the opportunity to prepare.
“The only way to ensure your digital legacy is the way you want it to be is to take control now. And I’m going to take every opportunity to do that for the people I love.”
The program continued with information on the ways you can create a “digital will” so you can tell loved ones what you want to happen with things like social media pages.
A digital legacy is an individual’s online interaction, encompassing everything from social media platforms to emails.
It’s something that’s often left out of estate plans because they’re not seen as tangible assets, but they’re just as important because your family can’t get legal access, which is a problem if they need information.
A digital legacy is also important to indicate which actions you want to be performed on certain accounts, for example if a Facebook page is deleted or memorized.
Devoted family man: It comes after Jonnie said he plans to record video messages so he can still talk to his beloved wife and three children after his death
Love: The Escape To The Country host said he would ‘take 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 gone is
Reflecting on his own actions to date, Jonnie said, “I have a lifetime of memories and while many have been stored online over the years and while I’ve got my act together since my diagnosis two and a half years ago, I didn’t think much about my digital legacy.
“I’ve put thousands of photos and digital images online, but when I pass them on, I have no idea what will happen to those images.”
Back in the studio, host Rav said, ‘I’ve got goosebumps. What a powerful film from Jonnie. I think that movie is a real reminder of all the practical things you can do.”
Kimberley: ‘It’s heartbreaking. I think creating special memories with your loved one can be as easy as sitting down for a Sunday roast.”