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Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967) 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.

Early life [edit]Edit

The granddaughter of Swedish opera singer Folke Jonsson, Jonsson was born in SollentunaStockholm County.Her parents divorced amicably in 1975 when her mother left to be with her lover Michael Brodie in the Netherlands;Ulrika was eight years old. She lived with her father until the age of 12 when her mother suggested that at that age she needed a mother's guidance. Jonsson accepted and moved to Buckinghamshire, England in 1979 where she attended Farnham Common Middle School for a year above the normal age to prepare her for secondary school, then Burnham Grammar School, followed by St Aldate's Secretarial college in Oxford.Jonsson speaks fluent English, Swedish, German and French.

Personal life [edit]Edit

Jonsson lives in Stoke Row, Oxfordshire, and has a home on the Swedish island of Värmdö.

She had a relationship with footballer Stan Collymore in the 1990s.

She has previously been linked to well-known public personalities such as Prince Edward and Vic Reeves. In 2002 she had an affair with Sven-Göran Eriksson, then manager of England's football team. Partly as a result of this, 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 stopped 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 an investigator had hacked into her mobile phone.

In 2002, Jonsson presented the reality television show, Mr Right, where an eligible bachelor (Lance Gerrard-Wright) is faced with choosing a girlfriend from a group of women. However, the eventual winner turned Gerrard-Wright down. Jonsson who then entered into a relationship with Lance Gerrard-Wright, marrying him on 16 August 2003; they split in October 2005. Their daughter was born 28 May 2004.

Jonsson married for a third time in March 2008, to US advertising executive Brian Monet. She gave birth to his son on 7 June 2008.

Ulrika Jonsson is a Manchester United F.C. fan.

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