Jonnie Irwin is an English television presenter, writer, lecturer, and expert in business and property, gained recognition for his roles as the host of the Channel 4 lifestyle show “A Place In The Sun” from 2004 to 2021 and the BBC daytime program “Escape to the Country” from 2010 to 2023.
Full name-Jonathan James Irwin
Height-5 feet 8 inches
Born-18 November 1973
Died-2 February 2024
Birthplace- Bitteswell, United Kingdom
Spouse-Jessica Holmes (m. 2016–2024)
Profession-Television presenter and writer
Cause of Death
TV presenter Jonnie Irwin has passed away after bravely fighting terminal cancer, which had spread from his lungs to his brain after being diagnosed in 2020. Irwin, faced this battle with courage. His passing serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating impact of cancer.
Information regarding his parents remains undisclosed. His father was Irish However, it is known that he spent his formative years on a small farm in the village of Bitteswell, Leicestershire.
In September 2016, Irwin tied the knot with Jessica Holmes, and together they were blessed with three sons.
Irwin embarked on his professional journey with business transfer specialists Christie & Co, swiftly rising to the position of associate director within just three years. Later, he transitioned to Colliers International. In 2004, Irwin, along with co-presenter Jasmine Harman, was handpicked from a pool of numerous applicants to host Channel 4’s “A Place in the Sun – Home or Away.” Over the years, they filmed over 200 episodes across Britain, with the program gaining international popularity, airing on various channels worldwide. However, in 2022, Irwin alleged that he was removed as presenter after 18 years due to a cancer diagnosis, which understandably dampened his spirits.
Aside from “A Place in the Sun,” Irwin also presented episodes of BBC property shows like “Escape to the Country” and “To Buy or Not to Buy.” Additionally, he helmed the spin-off series “Escape to the Perfect Town.” In 2011, Irwin starred in his own show titled “Dream Lives for Sale” on Sky 1, where he assisted individuals in relocating and purchasing businesses abroad.
Irwin’s expertise extended beyond television, as he provided consultancy services in business and property, catering to clients ranging from small high street gift shops to large corporate hotel ventures. He also maintained a regular column in A Place in the Sun magazine and frequently shared his insights on property buying at events like A Place in the Sun Live. Additionally, Irwin was a familiar face at seminars and corporate gatherings, where he imparted his knowledge and expertise.
At the time of his passing, Irwin’s net worth was reported to be 6 million.