‘They haven’t got a clue who I am anyway’: Ulrika Jonsson, 54, vows never to kiss a man on Celebs Go Dating because they’re all ‘too young’
Ulrika Jonsson has vowed never to kiss a man on TV because they’re all ‘too young’ and don’t know who she is, amid her stint on Celebs Go Dating.
The former weather presenter, 54, who dines with guys almost half her age on the E4 reality show, has also blamed her blind dates for not being flirty enough.
She told The Sun: ‘F*** no! F*** that! I’m 54, I’m not going to kiss someone on TV.
Hilarious: Ulrika Jonsson has vowed never to kiss a man on TV because they’re all ‘too young’ and don’t know who she is, amid her stint on Celebs Go Dating
‘The younger guys obviously haven’t got much of a clue who I am. It was only really the first guy who seemed to think he knew everything about me.’
Detailing a disaster date which saw her partnered with 27-year-old Jack, the Sweden-native had thought things were going well before he gushed about his dreams of becoming a dad.
She hilariously recounted: ‘He kept talking about how he’s dying to become a dad, and I’m like, “Well, mate, I’m 54, that ain’t going to happen.” So I felt like it was pointless.
Adding that she’d been ‘instructed to be receptive’ to flirting, she admitted she was left disappointed since there ‘wasn’t really much from any of them’.
Unimpressed: The former weather presenter, 54, who dines with guys almost half her age on the E4 reality show, has also blamed her blind dates for not being flirty enough
Despite others being easy on the eye and ‘really nice’, Ulrika said that ultimately many of them were ‘quite dull’.
Ulrika recently revealed she enjoyed ‘wild and electrifying times’ during an intense period of online dating last year. She revealed she experienced months filled with ‘passion and filth’ which she has now called her ‘sexpedition’.
She said that while the time was ‘vibrant and spontaneous’, she still failed to find Mr Right, leading her to sign up to the current series of Celebs Go Dating.
Ulrika has been single since her 2019 divorce from third husband Brian Monet after the pair parted ways after ten years together. They have one son, Malcolm, 13. Her first marriage to John Turnbull was in 1990 and they have a son, Cameron, 27.
The TV personality’s second marriage in 2003 was to Lance Gerrard-Wright who, at the time, was a contestant on her TV show Mr Right. They share a daughter, Martha, 17.
The mother-of-four also has a daughter, Bo, 21, with ex-boyfriend hotelier, Marcus Kempen, who she separated from in 2000 after two years.
Co-stars: Ulrika stars alongside singer Abz Love, Nikita Jasmine, Miles Nazaire, Ryan-Mark Parsons and Chloe Brockett in Celebs Go Dating (L-R)
Ulrika’s lost loves: Through the ages
1990 – John Turnbull
Ulrika’s first marriage was to cameraman John, however things ended in tears after five years when she cheated on him. She blamed her actions on her ages, as she previously said: ‘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’.
1996 – Hunter
Shortly after her divorce, Ulrika sought comfort in the arms of Gladiator’s star James Crossley, after meeting while she acted as host on the show. After their romance, she said: ‘Well, I guess I was infatuated with James. It was a physical thing. And what a nice man he turned out to be’ – as she referenced him selling stories about their romance to the papers.
1998 – Stan Collymore
Ulrika dated former footballer Stan for a year however their relationship was marred with controversy when she was a victim of domestic abuse.
2000 – Markus Kempen
German hotel boss Markus Kempen was her next love and the father of her daughter Bo, now 18. Just days after Bo was born in November 2000, the businessman told his girlfriend that he was leaving the UK to find work abroad – Ulrika hadn’t even taken their child home from the hospital by then.
2002 – Lance Gerrard-Wright
Husband number two Lance was supposed to be the prize for the female contestants on Mr Right, a 2002 TV dating show she presented. They married in 2003. She had their daughter Martha in 2004 and they separated in 2005.
2002 – Sven-Göran Eriksson
Ulrika and the football manager stunned the sport and showbiz world when she confirmed widely-publcised reports of an affair between the duo while he was dating Nancy Dell’Olio. As a result of the affair she was given a column in The News Of The World in 2003 where she would frequently comment on his private life. She was dropped in 2007 after he left as England manager.
2007 – Brian Monet
Ulrika and Brian tied the knot in 2008 and share one son, Malcolm, 10. They began their relationship in 2006. In 2014, Brian also adopted her daughter Bo, now 18, from the presenter’s relationship with German hotel boss Markus