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Jonnie Irwin shares fun bike ride with sons despite feeling 'weaker' in cancer battle

TV presenter Jonnie Irwin has shared how he is still managing regular fun bike rides with his sons even though he is feeling weaker.

Jonnie Irwin at the TRIC Awards in London. (WireImage)
Jonnie Irwin has shared a photo of a happy bike ride with his boys. (WireImage)

Jonnie Irwin has shared a heartwarming photo showing how he is still able to enjoy regular bike rides with his three young sons, despite feeling weaker amid his cancer battle.

Irwin, 49, who has presented A Place In The Sun and Escape To The Country, also gave fans an update on his health, saying that he is "a lot weaker these days".

Smiling with his boys Rex, three, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac, Irwin pedalled an electric cargo bike as his sons looked thrilled to be riding in the bike's trailer.

Irwin was wrapped up warm in a scarf and jumper, but said that he was grateful that the bike allowed him to get out with his family most days.

He wrote: "Since delivery of our @babboe_cargobike it’s been out most days. I’m obviously a lot weaker these days and would never be strong enough to cart these ankle biters around but with electric power assistance I can pretty much go anywhere.

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"The boys love it and it’s made the nursery run fun ( if I’m up in time) it’s probably cut our car use by about 50% so obviously much greener so hopefully making up for some of the naughty motors in my past. #gamechanger"

A Place in the Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin announced last month that he has terminal cancer. (Channel 4)
Jonnie Irwin is known for A Place In The Sun. (Channel 4)

Irwin, who married wife Jess in 2016, shared in November 2022 that he had terminal lung cancer which had spread to his brain, and said that he had kept his diagnosis a secret to begin with over fears that he would lose work.

He recently spoke about using a hospice for treatment, telling BBC's Morning Live: "I've not been using it recently, I've been using it for three years.

"Palliative care is the care that you're given when the doctors think you won't recover. So I've been in palliative care since day one and it can take any guise really – palliative care through the hospital, through chemotherapy treatments, all the way through to the hospice."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: (L to R) Sonali Shah, Nicki Chapman, Jonnie Irwin and Jules Hudson attend the TRIC Awards 2023 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on June 27, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Sonali Shah, Nicki Chapman, Jonnie Irwin and Jules Hudson attend the TRIC Awards 2023. (Getty Images)

He went on: "My hospice is a delight actually, I wouldn't say it's like a hotel but it's like a very nice private hospital."

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."