Jonnie Irwin enjoys ‘incredible’ getaway with family amid cancer battle

Jonnie Irwin has revealed he and his family enjoyed a getaway to a wildlife park  (Instagram @jonnieirwintv)
Jonnie Irwin has revealed he and his family enjoyed a getaway to a wildlife park (Instagram @jonnieirwintv)

Former A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin has revealed that he and his family enjoyed an “incredible” getaway together amid his cancer battle.

The TV presenter, 49, who went public with his terminal diagnosis in late 2022, took to Instagram to share a series of snaps and videos of himself, wife Jessica Holmes and their three sons Rex, four, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac, visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

One playful image saw him and the boys hiding in a dinosaur egg and striking animal poses.

“Just back from an incredible couple of days and a night at Yorkshire Wildlife Park,” he wrote in the accompanying caption.

“Really well thought out for families with the animals, ranger talks, live shows and on site accom. I’d definitely recommend the trip for families as it was one of the most fun weekends we’ve done and the boys were constantly engaged.

“Lots of space. Top marks to all the staff and WildLife Foundation who create a great experience for everyone. We’ll be back!” he vowed as he signed off.

Irwin’s post was met with an outpouring of support from his delighted followers, who noted how “well” he was looking.

“Awww, fantastic pictures. Looks like you all had a wonderful time,” wrote one person in the comments section.

“You’re looking so well Jonnie,” remarked a second.

While a third declared him an “inspiration”, writing: “You are such an incredible man Jonnie, such an inspiration,” followed by love heart emojis.