I’m A Celeb’s Scarlette Douglas ‘devastated’ by Jonnie Irwin’s terminal cancer diagnosis

SCARLETTE Douglas has tearfully admitted that she was devastated to learn that her A Place In The Sun colleague Jonnie Irwin had terminal cancer.

The Channel 4 presenter, 35, revealed she was “disgusted” to be leaving the camp after becoming the second star to leave the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! jungle last night after 16 days.

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Scarlette Douglas from I'm A Celeb "devastated" by Jonnie Irwin's terminal cancer diagnosis
Jonnie Irwin announced he had terminal lung cancer while Scarlette was in the jungle
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But while at the camp, Jonnie, 49, who shares sons Rex, three, and twins Rafa and Cormac, two, with wife Jessica, 40, announced he had lung cancer terminally ill that had tragically spread to his brain.

Jonnie told how he was in Italy filming the Channel 4 holiday home series in August 2020 when he first received the warning sign that something was wrong after his vision became blurry driving.

Back home, the doctors gave him six months to live and told him Hello! magazine last week: “I don’t know how much time I have left, but I’m trying to stay positive and my attitude is that I’m living with cancer, I’m not dying.

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And speaking for the first time since learning the magnitude of the heartbreaking news, Scarlette, who presented A Place In The Sun for seven years until her departure in August, said: ‘I had heard but didn’t realize it was terminal which makes it seem imminent.

“With Jonnie it was so weird because on A Place In The Sun we’re always in different places and we never really see each other.”

She added: “Sometimes our paths can cross, but I think I’ve probably only met Jonnie in person a few times, but it was always great.

“I remember when I was doing my screen test I was watching a lot of his shows because he was comfortable with house hunters.

“He was right on it. He knew everything, you know, you never question Jonnie. He was so knowledgeable.

The worst house on the street presenter continued, “Every question the house hunters had, he knew the answer and I remember taking a lot of inspiration from him when I did the screen test for the first time, and even still doing the shows, still watching his episodes and being like, ‘Jonnie did it like that’ and ‘I love how he did that.’ So I want to add a bit of that in the way I presented things.

“I knew he wasn’t well, but I didn’t know it.

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“I came out and was told there was something in the papers that he was not well. I didn’t know the true extent of it.

“So of course I’m going to message him now because it’s devastating because I know he has three young children and he has a beautiful wife and he’s an amazing person.”

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Scarlette said: ‘I came out and was told there was something in the papers that he wasn’t right. I didn’t know the real extent of it’[/caption]

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