Jonnie Irwin has made an amazing announcement that will delight those who have missed seeing him on their television screens.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, the A Place in the Sun host, 49, is doing things at a much slower pace.
Jonnie has no idea how long he has left to live after a lung malignancy spread to his brain.
The actor recently acknowledged that he wasn’t feeling well and aired his emotions over his disease being “on the move.”
Meanwhile, he’s making the most of every opportunity to spend time with his loved ones, particularly his wife Jess and his three young sons, who are oblivious of their father’s sickness.
However, in much better news, Jonnie will be back on our screens in only one day.
The much-loved broadcaster announced his comeback in an episode of Escape to the Country by posting a series of behind-the-scenes photos from filming to Instagram.
Jonnie wrote in his caption: ‘Good news to start the week, there’s a brand new episode of @escape_country airing tomorrow on @bbcone at 3 pm and it’s one of mine!’
On what viewers can expect, he added: ‘I head down to Somerset and look at some fantastic rural properties in some beautiful locations. Plus I also get to visit a cider farm – perks of the job. Hope you enjoy!’
He uploaded photos of Jonnie with the team overlooking a stunning countryside scene, as well as footage shot in the woods surrounded by fall foliage.
In the comments section, his fans expressed their delight at seeing him back in action.
‘Fab!… looking forward to that 😍xx’, one fan commented.
‘Great news! Will be watching ! 🌟’, another said.
‘This is great Jonnie, will be tuning in. 🙏💚’, another promised.
‘Look forward to watching it… always enjoy your episodes the best❤️’, agreed another.
Jonnie had previously praised his Escape to the Country family, but he has now stated that he felt ‘pushed aside’ by the A Place in the Sun crew after learning of his diagnosis.
He was thrilled by Escape to the Country’s backing, but A Place in the Sun was a different story.
‘But I didn’t get that support from A Place In The Sun,’ he said. ‘I told them I wanted to work. When I said I can get you doctor notes and assurances from my oncologist that I am fit to work, I was told, verbatim, “Oh, you really don’t want to go down that route, do you?”
‘They said, “We don’t think we can get the insurance”, not, “We can’t get the insurance”, but, “We don’t think…” That broke my heart and affected my mental health.’
He stated that the programme paid him for the rest of the season but did not extend his contract, and that he was replaced ‘within two weeks’ by someone else.
Jonnie’s return to television after a busy weekend for him.
The presenter made a rare public appearance during the live exhibition of A Place in the Sun in Birmingham, reuniting with co-star Jasmine Harman.
Crowds flocked to hear Jonnie speak on a panel and were quick to compliment him on how ‘great’ he looked when he posted photos on Instagram.
Watch Escape to the Country tomorrow at 3pm on BBC One and iPlayer.
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