Jonnie Irwin has stated that he “takes each day as a present as it comes” amid his remedy for terminal most cancers.
The A Place within the Solar presenter, 49, made a rare red carpet appearance on the Tv and Radio Industries Membership (TRIC) Awards on Tuesday evening (27 June) in London.
Irwin additionally spoke concerning the assist he has obtained from the BBC’s Escape To The Nation manufacturing workforce and stated they “put their arm round me” after he divulged his prognosis.
The TV host publicly revealed that he had been recognized with lung most cancers that had unfold to his mind in November 2022, after conserving it a secret amongst shut family and friends for 2 years.
He advised The Mirror on the TRIC Awards: “At the moment is a good day. Yesterday I peeled myself off the bed and munched painkillers however to this point so good at this time. I take each day as a present and as it comes.”
Irwin beforehand claimed that Channel 4 “pushed him apart for somebody more healthy” after discovering his terminal most cancers prognosis and advised him they didn’t “suppose they will get the insurance coverage”.
He spoke of being “heartbroken” by the broadcaster, including: “I simply really feel I’d earned a bit extra from them after 18 years”.
Channel 4 representatives stated the manufacturing firm “had been unable to safe satisfactory insurance coverage cowl” for Irwin.
Nonetheless, Irwin had nothing however reward for Escape To The Nation, which he described as “household” to him.
“With a notable exception from one manufacturing firm, as quickly as they discovered they put their arm round me and, insurance coverage offered, they regarded for work once I may,” he stated.
“So any location that was wherever close to me I used to be [the] first candidate for and so they actually helped me discover work. They had been understanding, particularly with journey preparations. They had been so supportive, I can’t thank them sufficient.”
Escape To The Nation was nominated for the Daytime TV award on the occasion, alongside A Place within the Solar. The latter gained the class on the finish of the evening.
Previous to the winners being introduced, Irwin described the manufacturing workforce as “household” and stated the nomination was “recognition” for all their work.
“I’ve labored on Escape for coming as much as 10 years, however 20 years within the trade and I’ve had probably the most enjoyable and it’s probably the most like a household of all of the reveals I’ve finished,” he added.
When he first revealed his prognosis, Irwin stated he “doesn’t understand how lengthy” he has left to stay, however hopes he will encourage individuals to “take advantage of each day”.
Earlier this month, he celebrated his “finest ever” Father’s Day together with his three sons, four-and-a-half-year-old Rex and three-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac. He shares his kids with spouse Jessica Holmes.
It got here after he revealed in an interview with Howdy! journal forward of Father’s Day that he has not advised his sons about his terminal most cancers, saying it could “be horrible information that they’d should get their heads round”.
“And it could confuse the hell out of Rex – he’s obtained a surprising sufficient day coming,” Irwin stated. “Let’s bury our heads within the sand for as lengthy as potential.”