Who was Jonnie Irwin
Jonathan James Irwin popularly known as Jonnie Irwin was an English television presenter, writer, lecturer, business, and property expert. Irwin also presented episodes of BBC property shows Escape to the Country and To Buy or Not to Buy. Irwin has also presented the spin-off of Escape to the Country, Escape to the Perfect Town.
In January 2011, Sky 1 broadcast Irwin’s show called Dream Lives for Sale, which saw him help people leave behind their lives in the UK and buy a business. In late 2011 he began a new series, The Renovation Game, which aired on weekday mornings on Channel 4.
Jonnie Irwin’s Cause of Death
Irwin succumbed to lung cancer on February 2, 2024. His family shared the news on Instagram which shocked his followers and fans. The tribute read;
In Loving Memory 🌟
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Jonnie’s passing. A truly remarkable soul, he fought bravely against cancer with unwavering strength and courage. Jonnie touched the lives of so many with his kindness, warmth, and infectious spirit.
At this time, we kindly ask for the privacy of Jonnie’s family as they navigate through this profound loss. Their grief is immeasurable, and your thoughts, prayers, and support are deeply appreciated.
As we remember the beautiful moments shared with Jonnie, let us celebrate a life well-lived and a legacy that will forever be etched in our hearts. Jonnie may be gone from our sight, but his love, laughter, and memories will live on.
Rest in peace, dear Jonnie. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. 🕊️💔
In November 2022 Jonnie announced he had been battling terminal lung cancer since 2020. Last year November, he updated his fans saying the cancer had spread to the brain.
During an interview with Hello!, Jonnie said, “I’m carrying a dirty secret and it’s become a monkey on my back. I don’t know how long I have left, but I try to stay positive and my attitude is that I’m living with cancer, not dying from it. I want to make memories and capture these moments with my family because the reality is, my boys are going to grow up not knowing their dad and that breaks my heart. I set little markers – things I want to be around for […] I’m doing everything I can to hold that day off for as long as possible. I owe that to Jess and our boys. Some people in my position have bucket lists, but I just want us to do as much as we can as a family”
Who was Jonnie Irwin’s wife Jessica Holmes
Johnnie got married to his wife Jessica Holmes in September 2016. They have three sons shares sons Rex, four, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac. Irwin and his family moved to the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted in 2018 and then to the Newcastle upon Tyne area.