British presenter Jonny Irvine claims he was sacked from his role in the Channel 4 series a place in the sun After receiving your terminal cancer diagnosis.

Irwin recently revealed he had end-stage lung cancer that had spread to his brain, first learning about his illness in 2020 while filming the estate tour show.

In an interview with The Sun, Irvine now claimed Channel 4 and a place in the sun She was cut out of her presenting role as soon as producer Freeform Productions informed her of her position. He claims he was paid mid-season and his contract was not renewed then.

“That hurt. It broke my heart,” he said. “I feel extremely devastated. I can’t even watch the show anymore.

Irwin has continued to work since his terminal diagnosis, presenting episodes of escape to the country and other projects. He claimed that Freeform’s response meant that he hid his diagnosis from others for fear of losing his job as he tried to financially secure his young family as well as before moving on.

“Even though I look skinny and have no hair, escape to the country And A Place in the Sun Ltd, who run the exhibitions of the show, have hired me and I’ve been very impressed with them.

“But I didn’t get that support a place in the sun, I told him that I want to work. When I said, ‘I can get you a doctor’s note and assurance from my oncologist that I’m fit to work,’ I was told verbatim, ‘Oh, you really don’t want to go down that route, do you? ‘

A statement from Channel 4 and Freeform to The Sun read: “No expense has been spared in trying to enable Johnny to continue his international filming with us during Covid, but the production company is working hard to secure adequate insurance cover for him.” Was unable We certainly understand how frustrating this must have been for them during this incredibly difficult time.

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