A PLACE in the Sun star Jonnie Irwin has joked that he looks 'a right state' as he gave fans an update on his cancer battle after undergoing another round of chemotherapy.
Jonnie, 49, rose to fame thanks to his roles on property shows including Channel 4 hit A Place in the Sun but has been battling terminal cancer since 2020.
The star gave fans an update as he light heatedly said he was a "crazed and panicked Chemo boy," after suffering a mishap whilst attempting to catch a train in Newcastle.
Sharing a selfie, Jonnie wore a bright yellow beanie hat and a large coat as he settled into his seat on the train.
Writing on Instagram, Jonnie said: "Must’ve looked a right state- crazed and panicked Chemo boy dragging a wheeled case with a strange transparent shoulder bag falling down his arm and a hot crossed bun hanging from the side of his mouth attempting to run for the departing train.
"Thankfully the kind guardsman held the door at the far end."
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He then jokingly added of his 'walk of shame': "My penance was that my seat was at the opposite end so I had to walk past all the passengers who had viewed this spectacle. #walkofshame #relief."
Jonnie confirmed he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness last year after admitting he was initially given just six months left to live in 2020.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun last month, Jonnie told us how he had become increasingly 'weak' and was left exhausted after playing football with his four year old son.
The cancer-stricken star, who has celebrated his 50th birthday early, says he always felt “sporty” but is now increasingly frustrated at how weak he has become.
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Escape to the Country presenter Jonnie, father to three young children, says: “I tried to play football with Rex the other day and was in goal and I couldn’t get near the ball. It was so frustrating.
“I’m very sporty and suddenly it’s just like…it was as if it was the first time I’d attempted football. I felt like a granddad. And that broke me a bit.
“I always thought, ‘I’m an older dad but I’ll be leading from the front’ but I’m now at the back.”
His 50th birthday is not until November but he decided to celebrate it early with a huge bash with 170 friends and family.
Among the guests were co-star Jasmine Harman and ex-England cricketer Andrew Caddick.
Jonnie told The Sun: “It was a great night. I chose a playlist with some great tunes from the 90s and 2000s and people came from all over the country and abroad.
“I didn’t know the extent of the loyalty and generosity that my friends would exhibit. I’ve been dumbfounded and spellbound by their support, as well as that of our families, who have been amazing.
“I just wanted to do something to celebrate my birthday and had no idea how many people would actually turn up. It was incredible.”
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