Jonnie Irwin is looking ahead to the future.
The British TV presenter, who revealed he had terminal lung cancer last year, spoke about his health on a new podcast, OneChat, and talked about how his diagnosis has shaped his outlook on life.
“I am living with cancer rather than dying from cancer,” he said on the May 24 podcast. “As soon as you say you’ve got cancer, people just write you off…[But] the day I came out and told the world that I had cancer, terminal cancer, is the day I started living again.”
Irwin, now 49, was first diagnosed in August 2020 after he was in Italy filming for Channel 4’s house-hunting reality show A Place in the Sun, and experienced blurred vision while driving. A series of tests soon confirmed the cancer.
“Within a week of flying back from filming, I was being given six months to live,” he recalled, noting the impact it would have on his wife Jessica and their three children, …