Ulrika Jonsson Biography
Ulrika Jonsson (Eva Ulrika Jonsson) is a Swedish- born English television presenter born on 16th August 1967 in Sollentuna, Sweden. She is a former host of Gladiators who began her career as a weather presenter before moving to entertainment shows.
Ulrika began her career as a weather presenter in 1989 before moving to mainstream TV in 1992 where she hosted various shows including Gladiators and The National Lottery among others. She also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 and Miss World in 1999. She was also the team captain of the Shooting Stars game show.
She has also tried her hand in reality television winning the Celebrity Big Brother in 2009 and in 2010 she returned for Ultimate Big Brother with Coolio. In 2017 she took part in Celebrity MasterChef.
Ulrika Jonsson Age
Ulrika was born on 16 August 1967 in Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden ( 51 years as of 2018)
Ulrika Jonsson Net Worth
Ulrika has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She sold her house near Oxford on the market value for £3 million.
Ulrika Jonsson Husband
Ulrika Jonsson has been married thrice, in 1990 she married John Turnbull, a cameraman, but they divorced in 1995. They have one child. Ulrika revealed in an interview has revealed that she cheated on her husband: “I was so young. I didn’t know myself. I did some not very nice things. I was unfaithful, which is more than not nice.”
She began dating Marcus Kempen, a German hotel manager. She gave birth to their daughter, Bo, in November 2000 although the relationship ended soon after the birth of their daughter.
In April 2002, Jonsson confirmed reports that she had had an affair with Sven-Göran Eriksson, then manager of England’s football team although they later parted ways. Partly as a result of her involvement with Eriksson, she was given the job as a columnist for the News of the World newspaper in 2003, in which she regularly commented on Eriksson’s personal life. Her column was dropped in 2007, a year after Eriksson resigned as England manager. It was announced in 2011 that she had taken legal proceedings against the newspaper over allegations that an investigator had hacked into her mobile phone.
In August 2003 Ulrika Jonsson married Lance Gerrard-Wright. The couple had met in 2002 when Jonsson was the presenter for the reality show Mr.Right. Lance Gerrard-Wright was a bachelor who was faced with choosing a girlfriend from a group of women during the show. However, the eventual winner turned Gerrard-Wright down, and he and Jonsson subsequently began a relationship. In May 2004 she gave birth to their daughter Martha. They separated in October 2005.
Ulrika Jonsson Brian Monet
In 2008 Ulrika married her third husband Brian Monet, an American advertising executive. They have one son together, Malcolm, born in June 2008. Brian also adopted Ulrika’s daughter Bo.
In 2012 they renewed their vows in a wedding ceremony in Barbados. During an interview with Hello! magazine Ulrika gushed over her husband saying: ” He is more than just my husband. He is a jaw-droppingly brilliant father who has the same values of parenthood as I do. His patience knows no bounds; his love for our children is unconditional and their love for him completes our family entirely.’
On 3rd September 2018 through her Instagram page Ulrika announced that she had separated from her husband.
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Apologies in advance for the potential over-sharing. I’m putting this here as timing may be the only control I have of the information and it’s no longer right to ask the kids to be the keeper of secrets. I’m absolutely heartbroken to say that my marriage has broken down. We remain good friends and trust this will continue as we intend to co-parent as brilliantly and closely as we have hitherto and hope that as the dust settles, the children will see us both daily. Despite having lived with this knowledge for some time, wounds are still fresh and there is still pain. I know I have the ability to switch off the ‘comments’ feature but am choosing not to in the hope there is kindness and understanding. I’m acutely aware there is the possibility of public commentary by those who know nothing of the situation but I still would never appeal for privacy. #stillbelieveinlove
Ulrika Jonsson Children
Ulrika has four children; Cameron Oskar George Turnbull born in 1994, with cameraman John Turnbull, her second born daughter, Bo Eva Coeur Jonsson born in November 2000 with German hotel manager Marcus Kempen. She got her third born daughter Martha Sky Hope Gerrard-Wright, in May 2004 with Lance Gerrard-Wright. Her forth born son Malcolm Monet was born in June 2008, from her third marriage with American advertising executive Brian Monet.
Ulrika Jonsson Daughter
Ulrika’s daughter, Bo Monet, was born with a congenital heart defect which she continues to receive treatment for upto date. In November 2018 she was accepted at Norland College in Bath where she will learn martial arts training and stunt driving as well as childcare skills.
This is the same institution where Maria Borrallo, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s nanny learned her craft.
Ulrika took to Instagram to share the news where she posted the photo of Bo captioning it: ‘This one’s face. The face of a girl who has just been offered a place to train as a Nanny at Norland College! We’re now all in tears….’
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Ulrika Jonsson Career
Ulrika Jonsson worked as a secretary before she began her television career on TV-am in 1989 where she was a weather presenter. She was also the weather presenter for Swedish TV3, broadcasting from London. In 1991, she co-presented the short-lived daytime quiz show Who’s Bluffing Who?, and starred in the French film, The Annunciation of Marie in 1991.
In 1992 she moved to mainstream where she presented various shows including Gladiators. She also modeled for Playtex Lingerie during this period and was a team captain on the BBC TV quiz show Shooting Stars.
In 1998 she presented Eurovision Song Contest when it was hosted in Birmingham, alongside Sir Terry Wogan. She later presented a reality game show, Dog Eat Dog from 2001 to 2003, on BBC1, and The Joy of Text in 2001.
In 2002, She presented TV makeover show Home On Their Own, a show where children made alterations to their house during the course of a weekend, while their parents went on holiday, other home improvements included an Austin Powers room, doorbells for the children and a cinema living room.
In 2002 her documentary, Ulrika Jonsson, aired on Channel 4. It featured a candid interview with her and received heavy press attention and attracted 2.8 million viewers.
Ulrika Jonsson decided to return to Sweden due to the media attention relating to events in her personal life. She was offered the role as hostess of the Miss Sweden beauty pageant by the Swedish television network TV3 . In March 2003, she was a contestant on the BBC’s Comic Relief Does Fame Academy.
Ulrika Jonsson has also appeared in reality shows. In 2005 she appeared on Channel 4’s daytime show Come Dine with Me along with four other celebrities. On 20th January 2007 she was a contestant in the ITV reality TV show Dancing on Ice, where she was partnered with Pavel Aubrecht where she finished 9th after being beaten in the skate-off by Kay Burley during week 3.
On 20 March 2007, she appeared in the confessional TV show, Ulrika: Am I A Sex Addict?, broadcast on Channel 4. In March 2009, she appeared in the new ITV series Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
In April 2009, it was confirmed that she would return to Shooting Stars as team captain for a full series airing later that year. She presented the new series of BingoLotto, on Virgin 1 every Sunday night at 7 pm which started on 13 September 2009.
Ulrika Jonsson Novel
On 1st September 2011 she released her debut novel, The Importance of Being Myrtle, which focuses on relationships
Ulrika Jonsson Tv Shows
- 1989–1992 TV-am
- 1992–2000 Gladiators
- 1995–2002, 2009–2011 Shooting Stars
- 1998 Eurovision Song Contest
- 1998 Royal Variety Performance
- 1999 Miss World 1999
- 2000 Techno Games
- 2001–2002 Dog Eat Dog
- 2001 The Joy of Text
- 2007 Dancing on Ice
- 2009 Celebrity Big Brother
- 2010 Ultimate Big Brother
- 2017 Celebrity MasterChef
Ulrika Jonsson 4×4
Ulrika has been nicknamed 4×4 for giving birth to four children by four different fathers. Ulrika has defended herself against those who criticise her for having four children from four different men: “‘I never understood what the big deal was. I don’t mean that in a flippant way. On paper it looks bad, but it wasn’t as insane as it sounds. I mean, they were spaced out. I didn’t charge into it thinking, ‘Quick, I must have another baby’.”
Ulrika Jonsson Boobs/ Ulrika Jonsson Cosmetic Surgery
In 2010 Ulrika paid £11,000 for cosmetic surgery for breast reduction and lift after her chest ballooned to 34I during her last pregnancy. After undergoing the surgery, she told the Mail: ‘Words cannot describe how much I hated the ones Mother Nature had given me, especially when four children had finished with them.
Ulrika Jonsson Instagram
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Yesterday was a tough day. Dealing with a lot of things. And yes, I know there are always people worse off. But that’s not how it works. Please don’t feel obliged to leave kind comments – I’m not fishing for sympathy. You’re a kind lot, I know. #copingnotcoping #mentalhealth #keepingbusytoday