Ulrika Jonsson
Television presenter, journalist
Ulrika Jonsson
Eva Ulrika Jonsson is a Swedish television presenter living and working in the UK. She became famous as a TV-am weather presenter and moved on to present Gladiators and became a team captain of the show Shooting Stars.
Biography
Ulrika Jonsson's personal information overview.
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Daily Mirror publisher faces being sued over alleged phone hacking
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Four civil claims filed at the high court in the first formal move for damages from any company outside News International The publisher of the Daily Mirror faces being sued over alleged phone hacking by four public figures, including ex-England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. Four civil claims were filed against Mirror Group Newspapers at the high court on Monday in the first formal move for damages from any company outside Rupert Murdoch's News International. The allegation by Eriksson relates to the Daily Mirror when Piers Morgan was editor. Morgan, now a primetime TV host on CNN in the US, has repeatedly denied knowledge of phone hacking at the title. A spokesman for Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) said: "We have no comment; we are unaware action has been taken at the high court." The claims were filed by the solicitor Mark Lewis on behalf of Eriksson, former footballer Garry Flitcroft, actor Shobna Gulati, who played Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street and Anita in Din ...
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British plastic surgeon charged after assaulting wife and step-daughter at their Connecticut home
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Laurence Kirwan, whose celebrity clients include TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson, was arrested in Connecticut last Friday after his estranged wife, Chelsea Chapman Kirwan, called the police.
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CNN host Piers Morgan a phone hacking whiz? Witness implies so
LATimes - almost 5 years
Piers Morgan has long insisted that, in his days as the editor of a London tabloid, he didn’t order or condone his reporters hacking into cellphones to get scoops about celebrities. But a British TV personality told a special inquiry Wednesday that Morgan seemed to have some very specific knowledge about how to access other people’s phone messages. Morgan, now the host of a nightly talk show on CNN in the U.S., also joked about overhearing a phone conversation between a pair of celebrities, Jeremy Paxman testified before the British government panel investigating journalism ethics. The BBC's Paxman recalled telling Morgan during a 2002 lunch that he was wholly unfamiliar with phone hacking. "He then explained the way to get access to people's messages was to go to the factory default setting and press either 0000 or 1234,” Paxman told the so-called Levenson inquiry, “and that if you didn't put on your own code, his words, 'You're a fool.' " The testimony by the British news ancho ...
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Mary Ann Sieghart socks it to Quentin Letts for his “witheringly misogynistic” assault on Lynne Featherstone
Liberal Democrat Voice - almost 5 years
I try as hard as possible not to link to the Daily Mail — it’s my small and admittedly token gesture not to encourage them. And Quentin Letts is the Mail at its most unpleasantly execrable, slavering to stick his pen-knife into anyone he cares to disdain, especially if they’re female or have a funny accent or some other personal tic to pick on. Last week, he laid into Lib Dem equalities minister Lynne Featherstone. It was classic play-the-woman-I’ve-got-no-balls Letts: Though aged 60 (and counting), she teeters up to the Despatch Box in high heels, grinning girlishly at the Opposition benches before hesitantly lisping a few opening apologies for losing her place or some such calamity. Think of Ulrika Jonsson corpsing during one of her weather forecasts in the Eighties. Quite often Mrs Featherstone giggles, says she did not quite catch the drift of the question or pushes her long fringe out of her smouldering eyes and gives a hapless shrug of her shoulders. She invariably pulls at ...
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Ulrika Jonsson insists 'I'm not too thin' after Twitter remarks over wobbly Let's Dance appearance
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
The former weather girl said it was a ‘miracle’ she had even managed to perform on BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Sport Relief as she suffers from an agonising back problem.
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Scarily skinny Ulrika Jonsson fails to fill out super-tight drainpipe leather trousers
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
The 44-year-old looked painfully thin as she stepped out onto the carpet at the British Comedy Awards last night, with her clothes hanging from her gaunt body.
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Facts, fiction and Ulrika’s on-off love affair with the media - Yorkshire Post
Google News - over 5 years
After more than 20 years in the tabloid spotlight, Ulrika Jonsson says she would like a quiet life – but she has a book to sell. Sheena Hastings reports. I FIRST set eyes on Ulrika Jonsson at the end of the 80s, when I was a worker ant in the TVam
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ULRIKA JONSSON: LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF HELPED ME TO FIND MY PERFECT MAN - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
It has never prevented me from ploughing ahead though. “I have determination. Writing my book was a mixture of learning something new and setting myself a challenge. I've always enjoyed that.” The Importance Of Being Myrtle by Ulrika Jonsson (Penguin,
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Comedy Showcase and The Batchelor - News Shopper
Google News - over 5 years
Anyone remember the Ulrika Jonsson-hosted TV series Mr Right in which the 'prize', former army major Lance Gerrard-Wright, ended up with the presenter instead of one of the 15 women vying to make it onto his arm? Thinking back to that show,
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Digested read: The Importance of Being Myrtle by Ulrika Jonsson - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
2006 "Strewth, mate, you're not looking so bonzer. Jeez, it's cold round here. Back in Oz it's hotter than Ricky Ponting's jockstrap right now," said Gianni, rushing to help the man who had collapsed on the bus. "If you'd spent more time on CPR and
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Ulrika Jonsson: 'I'm a walking dichotomy' - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Ulrika Jonsson has rarely been out of the tabloids. Now she's claiming the News of the World hacked her phone. But if she really wants a quiet life, why talk to yet another journalist? 'I am not a master criminal. I am someone who used to tell you if
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Burnley cricket ace on Shooting Stars - Lancashire Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
The England bowling ace was a member of captain Ulrika Jonsson's team along with actor Matt Berry. His team finished runners-up in the celebrity TV quiz but Anderson tweeted that he was looking forward to watching the show. Writing on Twitter, he said
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Ulrika Jonsson slams rumours - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
ULRIKA Jonsson says she was upset by rumours she had an eating disorder - when she was secretly badly ill with a back complaint. Snaps emerged last year of the TV host looking gaunt, leading to fears she was anorexic. But she was suffering from a
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Shooting Stars: 10 best moments - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Graeme Hawley and Brigitte Nielsen will be joining grumpy Jack Dee on Team A and James Martin and Ross Noble will accompany Team B's ever-present captain Ulrika Jonsson. While kebab shop owner Angelos Epithemiou will be returning to keep scores and
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Nancy Dell'Olio considers legal action against Piers Morgan - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
With Ulrika Jonsson suing News International after their journalists allegedly hacked into her phone to find out information about her affair with Sven Goran Eriksson, Nancy Dell'Olio, who figured more prominently in the life of the
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The net closes around Piers Morgan - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders claimed that the Daily Mirror had used “voicemail interception to reveal Sven-Goran Eriksson's affair with Ulrika Jonsson” and that it had done this “when under the auspices of Piers Morgan”
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Revealed: How Piers's Mirror got Ulrika scoop, pissing off NoW and the Mail - The Drum
Google News - over 5 years
So how did Piers Morgan's Daily Mirror land the 2002 scoop that England manager Sven Goran Eriksson and ex-TV weather girl Ulrika Jonsson were having an affair? MP Louise Mensch, who clearly had never read Piers's book The Insider, and hiding behind ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ulrika Jonsson
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 43
    It was announced in 2011 that she had taken legal proceedings against the newspaper over allegations an investigator had hacked into her mobile phone.
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    Her debut novel, The Importance of Being Myrtle, which focuses on relationships was published by the Penguin Group on 1 September 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    Jonsson once again entered the Big Brother house on 24 August 2010 for Ultimate Big Brother, reaching the final and finishing seventh.
    More Details Hide Details Jonsson wrote in her autobiography that an unnamed television presenter had raped her earlier in her television career. Matthew Wright named (apparently accidentally) John Leslie as the alleged perpetrator on his television show The Wright Stuff. Jonsson made no public comment on Leslie's naming and did not cooperate with police over the matter. Police investigated Leslie but never charged him with the alleged offence. Leslie's career never recovered from the rape allegations. Jonsson lives in Cookham Dean, Berkshire. She has been married three times and has four children.
  • 2009
    Age 41
    In January 2009, Jonsson took part in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother.
    More Details Hide Details She eventually won with 57% of the final vote during the final on 23 January. As results were announced to the contestants, Jonsson said "Oh my god, that's bonkers." She had been nominated by her fellow housemates on each occasion, firstly by 'head of house' Terry Christian and then by other housemates, but survived the public vote on five occasions. Jonsson eventually progressed to the finals night, as the only woman left, after La Toya Jackson was evicted by public vote on Day 20. Before her entry into the house, various newspapers had reported that Jonsson had negotiated a £175,000 payment, nearly eight times as much as some of the other celebrities. Jonsson commented "It is singularly the weirdest experience of my entire life and I've had quite a weird life."
    She presented the new series of BingoLotto, on Virgin 1 every Sunday night at 7 pm which started on 13 September 2009.
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    In April 2009 it was confirmed that Jonsson would return to Shooting Stars as team captain for a full series airing later that year.
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    In March 2009, she appeared in the new ITV series Piers Morgan's Life Stories, each episode of which included a celebrity figure and a one-to-one interview with Morgan about their lives.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    Jonsson married her third husband, American advertising executive Brian Monet, in March 2008.
    More Details Hide Details They have one son together, Malcolm, born in June 2008. Jonsson is a Manchester United fan.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Her column was stopped in 2007, a year after Eriksson resigned as England manager.
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    On 20 March 2007 she appeared in the confessional TV show, Ulrika: Am I A Sex Addict?, broadcast on Channel 4.
    More Details Hide Details The show charted Jonsson's personal journey to uncover the truth about sex addiction. She has appeared on BBC One's Would I Lie To You? (2007).
    On 20 January 2007 she joined 10 other celebrities to take part in the ITV reality TV show Dancing on Ice, where she was partnered with Pavel Aubrecht.
    More Details Hide Details With previous skating experience in her native Sweden, Jonsson was expected to go far in the event but finished 9th after being beaten in the skate-off by Kay Burley during week 3.
  • 2005
    Age 37
    Jonsson and Gerrard-Wright split in October 2005.
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    In 2005, she appeared with four other celebrities on Channel 4's daytime show Come Dine with Me.
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  • 2003
    Age 35
    They married in August 2003, and Jonsson gave birth to their daughter, Martha, in May 2004.
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    In March 2003, Jonsson was a contestant on the BBC's Comic Relief Does Fame Academy.
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  • 2002
    Age 34
    In April 2002, Jonsson confirmed reports that she had had an affair with Sven-Göran Eriksson, then manager of England's football team, who had a long-time girlfriend.
    More Details Hide Details Jonsson stated that her relationship with Eriksson had recently ended. 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.
    In 2002 she was also the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, Ulrika Jonsson: the Truth About Men.
    More Details Hide Details The programme featured a candid interview with Jonsson, received heavy press attention and attracted 2.8 million viewers. After intense media attention relating to events in her personal life, she decided to return to Sweden. The Swedish television network TV3 offered her the role as hostess of the Miss Sweden beauty pageant. She accepted the invitation.
    In 2002, Jonsson presented TV makeover show Home On Their Own, a show where children made alterations to their house (how they wanted the house to be) during the course of a weekend, while their parents went on holiday.
    More Details Hide Details Some of the home improvements included an Austin Powers room, doorbells for the children and a cinema living room.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    She presented Dog Eat Dog (reality game show) from 2001 to 2003, on BBC1, and The Joy of Text in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    Soon after the end of her relationship with Collymore, Jonsson began dating German hotel manager Marcus Kempen. She gave birth to their daughter, Bo, in November 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Jonsson's relationship with Kempen ended soon after the birth.
  • 1998
    Age 30
    She presented the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 when it was hosted in Birmingham alongside Sir Terry Wogan.
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    In 1998, she interviewed the then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, for her BBC2 programme Ulrika in Euroland.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    In 1997, she interviewed the then British Prime Minister John Major for the BBC2 programme, The Enormous Election.
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  • 1992
    Age 24
    In 1992 she moved into mainstream presenting and played host to numerous shows including Gladiators, The National Lottery – plus two major international broadcasts in 1998 and 1999, the Eurovision Song Contest and Miss World respectively.
    More Details Hide Details She also modelled for Playtex Lingerie during this period and was a team captain on the BBC TV quiz show Shooting Stars.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    In 1991, she co-presented the short-lived daytime quiz show Who's Bluffing Who?, and starred in the critically acclaimed French film, The Annunciation of Marie.
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  • 1990
    Age 22
    Jonsson's first marriage, to cameraman John Turnbull, lasted from 1990 to 1995. They have one child together, son Cameron, born circa 1994. Jonsson subsequently dated footballer Stan Collymore. In June 1998, during the 1998 World Cup, Collymore issued a public apology after an argument between them in a Paris bar became violent.
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  • 1989
    Age 21
    From 12 September 1989, she was also the weather presenter for Swedish TV3, broadcasting from London.
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    After working as a secretary, Jonsson began her TV career on TV-am in 1989 where she worked as a weather presenter.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on August 16, 1967.
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