Escape To The Country's Jonnie Irwin shares dinosaur sleepover with his kids

The TV presenter - who has terminal cancer - shared the special night in with his three sons.

Former Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin appeared on BBC Morning Live (BBC)
Jonnie Irwin has shared photos of a special dinosaur themes sleepover with his sons. (BBC)

Jonnie Irwin has shared a special dinosaur themed sleepover with his children.

The former A Place In The Sun presenter - who announced in November 2022 he has terminal lung cancer - revealed pictures of his home transformed into a Jurassic jungle as he enjoyed a late movie night with his three sons - four-and-a-half-year-old Rex and three-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac.

Irwin, 49, wrote on Instagram: "Got in to find my garden doom [sic] had been transformed to a jungle! Full camp was set up with tents and sensory toys and objects. Needless to say, we didn’t get to sleep til late. The boys loved it.

"All set up and taken away the next day. Thanks very much @darkskysleepovers"

It was a busy weekend for the Escape To The Country presenter as he also attended the First Time Buyer Magazine Awards where he caught up with fellow TV presenter Nicki Chapman and raised money for St Oswalds Hospice in Newcastle.

Jonnie Irwin at the TRIC Awards in London. (WireImage)
Jonnie Irwin is doing all he can to make memories with his family. (Getty Images)

Irwin shared a picture of himself at the event with fellow Escape To The Country star Chapman and said: "Congratulations to all the winners at the @firsttimebuyermag Awards yesterday there was some very impressive winners and runners up.

"We also raised an incredible amount of money for our nominated charity @stoswaldsuk with a couple of super generous individual bids- you know who you are and thankyou so much. Well done to Lynda Clarke and all of the team and props to the legend @nickichappers for another sterling job as ever."

Chapman commented: "Lovely to catch up Jonnie - big hugs to all the fam too."

Irwin is currently undergoing palliative care for his incurable cancer which has spread to his brain.

He was given six months by doctors to live back in 2020 when he received his diagnosis and has said doctors did not expect him to see 2023.

The TV presenter recently admitted he has "up days and down days" but has updated fans through out the summer with photos of himself making the most of time with his family, including wife Jess.

They have enjoyed a family day out to a wildlife park in Yorkshire, a staycation at the beach in Northumberland, and a relaxing stay at a four star hotel in Worcestershire.

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Irwin kept his diagnosis a secret for two years, and when he told producers of the Channel 4 holiday property show he had terminal cancer, he was dropped because he was told they were unable to insure him to work.

He said he felt "thrown on the scrap heap".

Jonnie Irwin on A Place In The Sun
Jonnie Irwin on A Place In The Sun before his illness was revealed. (Channel 4)

Chemotherapy and cancer drugs have helped extend the initial prognosis and the TV presenter is determined to make the most of any time he has left with his family.

Irwin told BBC's Morning Live in July: "I'm really good. I have up days and down days, but today's very much an up day. The family are great and very noisy."

In July Irwin revealed that he has been receiving palliative care for the past three years, insisting that hospice care did not have to mean "doom and gloom".

Escape To The Country stars Nicki Chapman, Jonnie Irwin, Jules Hudson and Sonali Shah enjoyed the TRIC Awards as a 'family'. (Getty Images)
Escape To The Country stars Nicki Chapman, Jonnie Irwin, Jules Hudson and Sonali Shah enjoyed the TRIC Awards as a 'family'. (Getty Images)

Irwin attended the TRIC Awards in June and said: "I wanted to show that because you have cancer it doesn't mean you are a different person.

“You can still work. Look at me now. I don't think the doctors were expecting me to make 2023 but here I am and I'm available at work."

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