Jonnie Irwin flooded with support as he shares ‘best day’ update amid cancer battle

Jonnie Irwin enjoyed a day out at the Oval amid his terminal cancer battle  (Instagram/Jonnie Irwin)
Jonnie Irwin enjoyed a day out at the Oval amid his terminal cancer battle (Instagram/Jonnie Irwin)

Jonnie Irwin has been flooded with support after he shared his latest update amid his terminal cancer battle.

The A Place In The Sun presenter documented his trip to London’s Oval cricket ground in a new Instagram post and hailed it as the “best day”.

The 49-year-old was joined by cricketer Ryan Sidebottom at the sports ground and wrote alongside his beaming shots: “Had the best day in awesome company thanks to Ryan Sidebottom and [sports hospitality company] Engage who made the whole experience a massive highlight of my summer.”

After sharing his update, one person commented under the post: “So, happy you had a super day.”

“Great to see you out and about and enjoying yourself, Jonnie lad,” another penned.

A third added: “Lovely, nice to see you enjoying time with your mates” while another follower echoed: “Looking good, Jonnie. So great seeing your lovely smile.”

Irwin announced last November that he could only have “months to live” after his lung cancer spread to his brain and became terminal.

Since then, he’s been documenting his health battle on social media.

In June, the Channel 4 star revealed that he hadn’t told his kids, Rex, four, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac, about his terminal diagnosis as he felt doing so might “confuse” them.

Irwin recently detailed his hospice experience and discussed the importance of palliative care.

Speaking on BBC Morning Live, Irwin told Helen Skelton and Gethin Jones: “I’m really good, I have up days and down days but today is an up day. Family are great and very noisy.”

When asked for advice he would give to others about palliative care, he added: “First of all, embrace it. I was given the choice initially of what hospital I wanted to use.

“My first experience of palliative care in a hospice was blood transfusions. I had my first one in hospital and then I was invited to use the hospice, so I thought I’d give it a go.

“I went into a lovely room, biscuits piled up beside me, and I just dipped in and out. I implore people to check out the hospice, and if you have the choice to use it then use it.”