Who is Celebs Go Dating star Ulrika Jonsson?


ULRIKA Jonsson has been fronting popular shows since the 90s – and will be making an epic return to the front screens on Celebs Go Dating on Channel 4.

You may also know her from Celebrity First Dates Hotel on Channel 4 back in 2019 where she made a name for herself on season 4 of the show.

Ulrika Jonsson is a Swedish TV presenter

Who is Ulrika Jonsson and how old is she?

Ulrika Jonsson is a Swedish television presenter and actress who was born on August 16, 1967, in Sollentuna, Sweden.

The 54-year-old star has been working on British TV since the late 80s and has hosted some of the biggest TV shows in the UK.

She first began as a weather presenter on TV-am in 1989 before progressing to entertainment shows.

As a team captain on cult comedy panel show Shooting Stars, Ulrika proved that she’s got plenty of strings to her bow.

Ulrika Jonsson was the main presenter of Gladiators in the 1990s

What TV shows has she been on?

As well as working as a TV presenter, Ulrika has ended up on camera in a number of reality shows excluding celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

In 2009, she won Celebrity Big Brother and returned for Ultimate Big Brother with Coolio in 2010.

She also tried her hand at singing on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, skating on Dancing On Ice, and cooking for celebrities on Come Dine With Me.

In 2017, the TV presenter took part in Celebrity MasterChef and in 2019 she also appeared on First Dates Hotel.

Who is she dating?

Ulrika is currently single as she is set to appear on Celebs go Dating on Channel 4.

She was however previously married twice.

In April 2019, Ulrika announced that she had split from Brian after 11 years of marriage.

Opening up about her unsuccessful efforts to save the marriage, Swedish-born Ukrika said: “You can only resolve problems with another person.

“If I’m honest, getting another divorce age 51 is not where I thought I would be, so who knows? I just don’t know what shape my future will take.

In 2002, Ulrika confirmed she had a brief affair with England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson, 73, while he was dating Italian lawyer Nancy Dell’Olio, 60.

Does Ulrika Jonsson have children?

Jonsson has four children in total.

She very rarely shows off snaps of her four kids, but in October 2021, she shared a photo of them all together as they enjoyed a Sunday roast.

She is mum to son Cameron with her first husband John Turnball and daughter Bo with her ex Markus Kempen.

She also has daughter Martha, 16, with ex-husband Lance Gerrard-Wright and her fourth child, Malcolm, 12, who she shares with Brian Monet.


What TV shows has Ulrika Jonsson presented?

After working as a weather presenter, Ulrika progressed to mainstream TV in 1992 – with Gladiators and The National Lottery among the biggest shows she fronted.

Ulrika also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest and Miss World in 1998 and 1999 respectively.

The star garnered a huge fan base as a team captain on Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s iconic slapstick game show Shooting Stars.