Ulrika Jonsson is a Swedish media personality making waves in the United Kingdom as a television presenter. She became famous for presenting the weather program TV-am, the sports entertainment game show Gladiators, and as the captain of the comedy panel show Shooting Stars. Ulrika’s career has seen her interview a lot of notable personalities in Britain which include then prime minister John Major, then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, and so many others.
Find out more here, about her background, career including her acting credits, net worth, family members as well as her much talked about plastic surgery and all you never knew about it.
Ulrika Jonsson’s Bio
In Sollentuna, Stockholms län, Sweden on the 16th of August 1967, Ulrika Jonsson (full name – Eva Ulrika Jonsson) was born to the family of Gun Brodie (mother) and Bo Jonsson (father). Ulrika is the grandchild of renowned opera singer Folke Jonsson. When she was still a little girl, her parents went through a divorce which meant she came under the sole guardianship of her mother who subsequently relocated with her to the UK in 1979.
For her academics, Ulrika got tutored at Burnham Grammar School from where she graduated and furthered her studies at a secretarial college. From an early age, she had always been interested in working on TV which probably informed her decision to go looking for a job that could get her close to realize that dream. Jonsson first began working as a personal assistant to Bruce Gyngell, the head of TV-am in 1989. Being focused on how she wanted to grow her career, she soon distinguished herself in character and in learning which earned her a role on the Good Morning Britain TV show as a weather presenter. Her appearance on the show effectively marked the beginning of her now burgeoning media career.
While working on TV-am, Ulrika Jonsson also worked on Swedish TV3 in the same capacity as a weather presenter. Her broadcasting career continued to bud with a co-presenting role on a short-lived daytime quiz show Who’s Bluffing Who? in 1991. Her big break then came in 1992 when she left weather presenting for LWT’s sports entertainment gameshow – Gladiators – which for the next 7 years was a huge success. At this time, Ulrika Jonsson didn’t put all her eggs in one basket as the presenter was also on TV as the host of The National Lottery Draws, in addition to hosting Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 and the Miss World beauty contest in 1999.
In addition to all these, Ulrika Jonsson was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother (2009), Ultimate Big Brother (2010) and Celebrity MasterChef (2017). Her film credits include The Annunciation of Marie (1991) as Violaine Vercors and her Jana von Strudel voice-role in Bob the Builder: Snowed Under (2004).
Ulrika Jonsson can beat her chest and be proud of her achievements as she rose from being a personal assistant to presenting and appearing on many successful television shows in addition to having interviewed many people of prominence in our society. For all of these, the media celebrity has a net worth quoted to be about $5 million.
Spouse or Husband, Children
Ulrika Jonsson is a mother of four from four different men in three marriages. In addition, she equally dated a couple of men in the past with one thing or the other ending each and every relationship before it could lead to the altar.
She was first married to John Turnbull in 1990 with whom she had her first child, a son named Cameron in 1994. However, a year after the kid was born, the couple called it quits with their union. Next was her relationship with former English footballer, Stan Collymore, followed by that with a German hotel manager, Marcus Kempen for whom she bore her second child, a daughter named Bo in the year 2000. In a similar manner like her first, Ulrika Jonsson’s relationship with Kempen ended after the birth of their daughter.
She has also dated former England national football team manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson. The duo was an item in 2002 but what held them together wasn’t one that would last for a long time. Ulrika then encountered Lance Gerrard-Wright around April 2002 on the reality television show Mr. Right. They took a liking to each other and soon revved up their relationship which in no distant time, led up to their marriage in August 2003. Following this, the TV host gave birth to their daughter, Martha in May 2004. Sadly, they separated in October 2005.
American advertising executive, Brian Monet is the current husband of Ulrika Jonsson. They married in March 2008 and a few months later in June 2008, the couple had their first child together, a boy named Malcolm.
Ulrika Jonsson – Plastic Surgery
A career on television is such that demands one constantly looks good despite the adverse effect of aging on human beings. While a few television stars have been able to remain ageless before our eyes using non-surgical procedures, others resort to going under the knife and Ulrika Jonsson is part of the latter group.
The Swedish television personality had cosmetic surgery in 2010 which cost her about £11,000; a breast reduction and lift after her last pregnancy. According to her, the boobs need some work after nursing four children as it was looking awkward, cumbersome, and unsexy. She stated that she was very happy with the work done on them.