Jonnie Irwin claims he was fired from A Place In The Sun after learning he had cancer

In recounting his current employment situation, Jonnie Irwin has made some strong statements regarding his firing from A Place In The Sun.

It seems that the recent discovery of having a terminal stage cancerfor Jonnie Irwina British television presenter, was one of the reasons at the base of his dismissal from A Place in the Sun, the Channel 4 show.

During a recent interview with The SunIrwin said that his previous TV producer would have cut him, as a presenter, precisely because of his current situation: “It hurts. It broke my heart. I feel hugely let down. I can’t even watch the show anymore now.”

Jonnie Irwin was diagnosed for his lung cancer in 2020, but never gave up, and continuing to work with Escape to the Country and other projects: “Even though I look thinner and have no hair, Escape to the Country hired me and was very impressed with them. Unfortunately I didn’t get the same support from A Place In The Sun. I said I wanted to work: ‘I can get you notes medical and insurance from my oncologist proving I’m fit for the job’, but I was told, verbatim, ‘Oh, you don’t really want to go down that road, do you?'”.

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In parallel to these statements by Jonnie Irwin, The Sun also published a statement directly from Channel 4 and Freeform: “No stone has been left unturned in an effort to enable Jonnie to continue her international filming, with us, during Covid, but the production company have been unable to secure adequate insurance cover. We obviously understand how much this must be frustrating for him at this incredibly difficult time.”

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