Ulrika Jonsson

Ulrika Jonsson

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Ulrika Jonsson is a TV presenter and personality at the forefront of a new generation of female presenters – confident, funny, sometimes outspoken, and not afraid to take on the male of the species at their own game while retaining her natural vivaciousness. Ulrika is an instantly recognisable and immensely popular personality.  She has a wealth of experience in hosting, linking and presenting a wide range of topics, from humorous, light-hearted subjects to more serious political and financial debates.

Prominent beginnings

Ulrika Jonsson rose to prominence as an early morning TV-am weather presenter. She went on to host the successful prime time show ‘Gladiators’ (ITV 1992-2000). Ulrika then became one of the team captains on comedy panel show ‘Shooting Stars’ (BBC2 2001-2002 / 2009-2011). The show hosted by the redoubtable Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

TV Presenter & Host

Ulrika Jonsson’s other TV work includes presenting The National Lottery (BBC 1992) – plus two major international broadcasts, the Eurovision Song Contest (1998) and, more pointedly, Miss World (1999). She hosted the reality game show, ‘Dog Eat Dog’ (BBC 2001-2002), ‘Home On Their Own’ (2002), a home makeover TV show with children. The same year, she also hosted Mr Right (2002), a reality television show.


In an entirely different arena, in 1997 Ulrika interviewed the then British Prime Minister John Major for the BBC2 programme ‘The Enormous Election.’ A year later, she interviewed the then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, for her BBC2 programme ‘Ulrika in Euroland.’

Panel Shows & Contestant

Ulrika Jonsson has often appeared as a contestant on TV game / reality shows such as ‘Come Dine with Me’ (Ch4 2005), ’Would I lie to you’ (BBC 2007), ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ (BBC 2017) and ‘Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins’ (2021). She joined 10 other celebrities to take part in ‘Dancing on Ice’ (ITV 2007), where she was partnered with Pavel Aubrecht. She took part in Channel 4’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (2009), winning with 57% of the final vote. As results were announced to the contestants, Ulrika said “Oh my god, that’s bonkers.”

As herself

Ulrika was herself the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, ‘Ulrika Jonsson: The Truth About Men.’ The programme featured a candid interview with Ulrika, receiving heavy press attention and attracting 2.8 million viewers. She also appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (ITV 2009). In a candid one-to-one interview about her life. 4.4 million viewers tuned into Jonsson’s interview.


She has written an autobiography ‘Honest’ (2003). Her debut novel, ‘The Importance of Being Myrtle’, which focuses on relationships, was published by Penguin Group in 2011.


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