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A Place In The Sun’s Jonnie Irwin gives terrifying update on cancer battle as he claims TV bosses threw him on scrapheap | The Sun
JONNIE Irwin’s cancer has almost killed him twice – but he’s not giving in to a terminal diagnosis.
The 49-year-old TV personality, who was axed by Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun after producers were made aware of his illness, has shared his daily struggles in a new podcast.
Father-of-three Jonnie said: “I have been close to death's door, twice at least.”
Doctors told him he only had six months to live when they discovered lung cancer two-and-a-half years ago.
He defied those predictions, despite the fatal condition spreading to his brain.
In a new podcast titled OneChat, Jonnie explained: “I am living with cancer rather than dying from cancer.”
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Finding a silver lining in the horrific situation, Jonnie said that living with cancer had meant he was able to spend more time with his three boys – Rex, three, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac.
Jonnie, who is married to Jessica Holmes, said: "I’ve been home more than ever before and I’m lucky to have seen every bit of their upbringing, and see how they change.
“That makes me very proud. And I’m kind of thankful for that.”
He also feels more like his true self since publicly announcing last November that he had the fatal condition.
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