TV presenter Jonnie Irwin fears his young children won’t remember him after revealing he is terminally ill with cancer.
The ex-A Place in the Sun host, who says he was axed from the show shortly after his diagnosis, became emotional as he talked about wife Jess, three-year-old son Rex and two-year-old twins Cormac and Rafa.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Jonnie, 49, admits it’s likely someone else will end up raising his kids after he’s gone.
He said: “Every time something really nice happens with them, I have this thing knocking at my door, saying, ‘Don’t get too happy because you’re not going to be around much longer.
“Then, I think they’re not going to remember me, they’re really not.
“They’re too young and if I die this year there’s no chance they will have memories.
“And someone else is probably going to bring them up. I’ve done the hard yards with them and someone else will get the easy bit.”
Jonnie has been told he has just “six months to live” after first contracting lung cancer in 2020.
Previously he had chosen to keep his illness private, but has now spoken out after revealing he plans to make as many memories as possible with wife Jessica Holmes, who he wed in 2016.
The Escape to the Country host previously said: “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.”
Jonnie discovered he had cancer a week after filming A Place in the Sun in Italy in August 2020.
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He revealed a key warning sign was when his vision became blurry while driving.
One of the show’s longest-running presenters, he joined alongside Jasmine Harman in 2004 and had been filming as recently as April this year.