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19th Jun 2023

Jonnie Irwin shares touching Father’s Day pics with kids amid cancer battle

Charlie Herbert

Jonnie Irwin Father's Day post

He said it was the ‘best Father’s Day ever’

Jonnie Irwin has been inundated with support after sharing a touching Father’s Day post of him and his kids.

Last November, the former A Place In The Sun presenter revealed he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer that had spread to his brain.

At the time, he said he was undergoing chemotherapy and other drug treatments but may only have a few months to live.

On Sunday, he took to Instagram to share a number of photos of him and his three children.

Jonnie captioned the post: “Had the best Father’s Day ever. Breakfast of Chocolate Guinness cake baked expertly.

“My brilliant wife then gave cards from the boys and I had a visit from my brother-in-law for a brief pillion ride back in time to enjoy some of the highs and lows of the Ashes ending in more cake with more family washed down by a drop of champers.”

Irwin shared the touching post on Instagram (Instagram/jonnieirwintv)

Many took to the comments to said their love and support to the TV star.

One said: “Nice to see you had a lovely Father’s Day special quality time spent with your lovely family.”


Another wrote: “Happiest of Father’s Day Jonnie. Precious memories to hold on to. Lots of love and best wishes from Sligo, North West of Ireland.”

And a third said: “Thank you for sharing the moments of your special Father’s day with your family Jonnie. If I could have one miracle right now I’d give it to you.”

Irwin hasn’t yet told his kids about his cancer diagnosis, and recently explained this decision in an interview with Hello! Magazine.

He told the publication: “I keep being asked, ‘Are you going to tell them?’ But tell them what? It would be horrible news that they’d have to get their heads around.

“And it would confuse the hell out of Rex – he’s got a shocking enough day coming. Let’s bury our heads in the sand for as long as possible.”

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