A Place In The Sun's Jonnie Irwin 'exasperated' as 'mad' buyer rejects home after warning from her crystals
4th March 2021

A PLACE In The Sun's Jonnie Irwin revealed he was left 'exasperated' as a 'mad' buyer rejected a potential home – after warning from her crystals.

The property expert is a regular on the Channel 4 show which helps Brits relocate to a sunshine location.

His weird experience came as the father-of-three tried to help a woman find her perfect home in Madeira, Portugal.

Recalling the moment, Jonnie, 47, told the Express: "I suppose my most exasperated experience in recent times was a lady who wanted to buy in Madeira, because it was the closest to the lost city of Atlantis.

"I showed her a few houses and at the end of each house tour she wouldn't say yes or no [to the property]."

He went on: "She would pull out a crystal on a bit of string and if the crystal rotated in a certain way that was a yes or a no.


"'Wow', was the polite way of saying what I was thinking when we were on-screen."

He joked: "I should have gone for wow instead of the cacophony of expletives that were going off in my mind.

"Her mum just looked at me like, 'Yeah. She's as mad as a box of frogs.'"

When the house hunter decided to refrain from buying any of the properties shown by Jonnie, he quipped: "I did suggest getting a different crystal."

At one point he admitted trying to blow on the gem to get it to go in another direction.

Despite incidents like this, the Channel 4 host says house buyers on the show have "got a right to be a bit picky", due to the sums of money involved and the fact it is a "long-term decision".

Viewers recently saw Jonnie snap and ask if he was "wasting my time?!", as a couple abandoned a property halfway through the viewing.

The presenter was completely frank as he tried to help sunseekers Joanna and Scott find a home in Spain.

Jonnie's question came as the couple viewed a property close to the coast and the pair were clearly unimpressed.

Walking into a bedroom, Jonnie asked: "What do we think size wise first of all?"


Joanna replied: "It's a little small…

"Yeah, it's not really doing it for us."

Picking up on her lack of enthusiasm, Jonnie asked bluntly: "Am I wasting my time showing you any more of this house?"

To which Joanna quickly responded: "Yes."

A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4.

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