On Sunday, Jonnie Irwin, like the rest of the UK, had a summer first: sunlight.
The former A Place In The Sun presenter, 49, commented on Britain’s exceptionally dreary summer this year, gushing in a new social media post about how the’sun is out at last’.
Many of the doting father’s 212,000 Instagram followers commented on Jonnie’s latest snap, saying that the TV star ‘looked wonderful’.
Dad-of-three Jonnie said in November that he only had’months to live’ after lung cancer spread to his brain and turned deadly.
Jonnie had clearly caught the sun in his latest snap, which he captioned: ‘Sun is out at last so we can finally enjoy our @armadillosun bean bags. Aaaand relax…’
One person wrote beneath his photo: ‘It’s lovely to see him looking well,’ while another Instagrammer added, ‘You are looking amazing. I mean… you always look good. But in recent days you have looked happy and energised.’
‘Such an inspiration, you really look good at the moment, I hope you’re feeling good too,’ another person wrote.
Other comments included: ‘Looking mighty good Jonnie’ and ‘Looking good, Jonnie! Enjoy the sun and beanbags.’
Jonnie, who has four-year-old son Rex and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac with his wife Jessica Holmes, spent an evening out on the red carpet earlier this weekend.
Jonnie attended the First Time Buyer Magazine Awards on Saturday night, with his old Escape to the Country co-star Nicki Chapman.
SO Resi Education received the ‘prestigious’ Jonnie Irwin Legacy Award on the evening for their efforts in teaching the next generation of first-time buyers how to jump on the property ladder.
Speaking fondly of the evening, Jonnie 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,’ he added.
‘Well done to Lynda Clarke and all of the team and props to the legend @nickichappers for another sterling job as ever. X’
Nicki commented on Jonnie’s post with a similar sentiment, writing: ‘A brilliant day & room full of incredible people helping first time buyers get on that property ladder!
‘We all know how tough that can be – especially at the moment. Lovely to catch up Jonnie – big hugs to all the fam too.’