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Encyclopedia > Ulrika Jonsson
Ulrika Jonsson
Born 16 August 1967 (1967-08-16) (age 40)
Sollentuna, Sweden
Occupation Television presenter
Known for TV-am, Gladiators, Big Breakfast, Shooting Stars

Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born August 16, 1967) is a Swedish-born British television presenter. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Sollentuna is a Municipality in Stockholm County, in central Sweden. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who is known for introducing or hosting television programmes. ... TV-am was a breakfast television station that broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1992. ... For other uses, see Gladiator (disambiguation). ... The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 each weekday morning from September 28, 1992 until March 29, 2002. ... Shooting Stars is a UK television comedy panel game broadcast on BBC Two. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ...

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Biography

The granddaughter of famous Swedish opera singer Folke Jonsson, Jonsson was born in Sollentuna, Sweden. Her parents divorced in 1975 when she was eight years old. After the divorce, her mother went to live in Holland and she lived with her father for the remainder of her childhood. Jonsson moved to England in 1979 at the age of 12 and attended Burnham Grammar School in Buckinghamshire. She then attended St Aldate's Secretarial college in Oxford, and speaks fluent Swedish, English, French, and German. A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family is a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups, typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and in some cases ownership (as was the case in the Roman... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Sollentuna is a Municipality in Stockholm County, in central Sweden. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Childhood (song) Childhood is a broad term usually applied to the phase of development in humans between infancy and adulthood. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Burnham Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Tom Tower, Christ Chuch, on St Aldates, Oxford. ... For other uses, see Secretary (disambiguation). ...


Career

After working as a secretary, Jonsson began her TV career on TV-am in 1989 where she worked as a weather forecaster. From 12 September 1989, she was also the weather forecaster for Swedish TV3, broadcasting from London. In 1992 she moved into mainstream presenting and played host to numerous shows including Gladiators, the Big Breakfast, The National Lottery - plus two major international broadcasts in 1998, the Eurovision Song Contest and Miss World. She also modelled for Playtex Lingerie during this period. She was a team captain on the BBC TV quiz show Shooting Stars, where Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer coined for her the name Ulrikakakaka. TV-am was a breakfast television station that broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1992. ... If youre looking for the revolutionary communist Weather Underground Organization, see Weathermen Weather forecasting is the science (or some argue that it is an art) of predicting the state of the atmosphere for a future time and location. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... TV3 is a television channel targeted at a Swedish language audience owned by Modern Times Group (MTG). ... For other uses, see Gladiator (disambiguation). ... The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 each weekday morning from September 28, 1992 until March 29, 2002. ... A play here! sign outside a newsagent, incorporating the National Lotterys logo of a stylised hand with crossed fingers. ... Eurovision redirects here. ... This article is about the pageant. ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Shooting Stars is a UK television comedy panel game broadcast on BBC Two. ... James Jim Roderick Moir, more commonly known by the pseudonym Vic Reeves, (born January 24, 1959) is an English comedian, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer (see Vic and Bob). ... Robert Bob Renwick Mortimer (born May 23, 1959 in Middlesbrough, England), is an English comedian and actor who is best known for his double act with Vic Reeves (see Vic and Bob). ...


In 1990 she married TV cameraman Johnny Turnbull, but a few years later had an affair with Gladiators cameraman Phil Piotrowsky. She got back together with Turnbull, and they had a son, Cameron; however they divorced in 1995. She later had a relationship with James Crossley, better known as Gladiator Hunter. James Crossley was the Gladiator Hunter on UK TV series Gladiators. ... For other uses, see Gladiator (disambiguation). ...


She spent many days on tabloid front pages in 1998, after it was revealed she was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her then boyfriend, footballer Stan Collymore. Jonsson later took out an injunction preventing Collymore from releasing a sex tape involving the two, apparently made while they were on holiday in Cyprus - the video was later destroyed by Collymore. This article is about the newspaper size. ... Abuse is a general term for the misuse of a person or thing, causing harm to the person or thing, to the abuser, or to someone else. ... This article is concerned with Association football (soccer). ... Stanley Victor Collymore (born January 22, 1971 in Stone, Staffordshire) is a retired English footballer. ... Private sex acts filmed on a video tape but eventually leaked to the sensational media. ...


She presented Dog Eat Dog (reality game show) from 2001 - 2003, on BBC1. In 2002 Jonsson had a short-lived relationship with England national football team manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. The event caused a tabloid frenzy as Eriksson had a long-term girlfriend - Nancy Dell'Olio - at the time. He later spurned Jonsson for a reunion with Dell'Olio for the 2002 World Cup.There was some suspicion that the episode may have had something to do with her flagging career and soon to be realeased Autobiography. Ulrika Jonsson, UK Host of Dog Eat Dog Dog Eat Dog was a reality British game show on the BBC hosted by Ulrika Jonsson, which ran from 2001 to 2003. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...   (IPA: , born 5 February 1948) is a Swedish football manager. ... Nancy Dellolio. ... (Redirected from 2002 World Cup) The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


After the media attention, she decided to return to Sweden. The Swedish television network TV3 offered her the role as the hostess the Miss Sweden beauty pageant. She declined the invitation. TV3 is the largest commercial television channel of Viasat, which is part of the Swedish media company Modern Times Group. ... Miss Sweden (in Swedish: Fröken Sverige), is a Swedish beauty pageant, qualifying the winner for the global contest Miss Universe and the 1st runner-up to Miss World. ...


In March 2003, Jonsson was a contestant on the BBC's Comic Relief does Fame Academy. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Comic Relief Does Fame Academy is a spin-off of the original Fame Academy show where celebrities (students) sing as students of the Academy. ...


In 2005, she appeared with four other celebrities on Channel 4's daytime show Come Dine With Me This article is about the British television station. ... Come Dine With Me is a Channel 4 afternoon television programme shown in the United Kingdom, first broadcast in January 2005. ...


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. Jonsson had had previous experience at skating in her native Sweden and was expected to go far in the event. She finished 9th after being beaten in the skate-off by Kay Burley. is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... For information on Dancing on Ice in other countries, see Dancing on Ice around the world. ... Kay Burley Kay Burley is an English television newscaster. ...


Her latest project was the confessional TV show, Ulrika: Am I A Sex Addict?, broadcast on Channel 4 on 20 March 2007. The show charted Jonsson's personal journey to uncover the truth about sex addiction. She has recently appeared on BBC1's Would I Lie To You? (2007). This article is about the British television station. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sex Addiction is a state in which a person has a compulsive physiological and psychological need for habitual sexual activity. ...


Autobiography and John Leslie scandal

Jonsson wrote in her autobiography[1] that an unnamed television presenter had sexually assaulted her earlier in her television career. Matthew Wright named (apparently accidentally) John Leslie as the alleged perpetrator on his television show The Wright Stuff, which was apparently an open secret in the UK entertainment industry. Jonsson made no public comment on Leslie's naming and did not co-operate with police over the matter. Police investigated Leslie but never charged him regarding the case.[2] Matthew Wright (born July 8, 1965 in Croydon, Surrey) is a British journalist and Television presenter. ... John Leslie (born Leslie John Stott on February 22, 1965) is a Scottish former television presenter, best known as a presenter of BBC1s Blue Peter and ITV1s This Morning. ... The Wright Stuff is a British television chat show, hosted by Matthew Wright, and currently airing on Five each weekday at 9:00am. ... An open secret is a concept or idea (often in, but not necessarily limited to, government and military circles) that is officially secret or restricted in knowledge, but is actually widely known; or refers to something which is widely known to be true, but which none of the people most...


Mr Right

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 married Lance Gerrard-Wright on 9 August 2003 and split from him in October 2005.[3] She confirmed they were going through a divorce during the live taping of the 26 May 2006 edition of 8 Out of 10 Cats. // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 8 out of 10 Cats is a comedy panel game made by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol) for Channel 4. ...


Children

Jonsson has three children: a son, Cameron, by John Turnbull; a daughter, Bo (after the child's grandfather, Bo Jonsson) by Markus Kempen; and another daughter, Martha, by Lance Gerrard-Wright. In October 2007, Jonsson confirmed that she is expecting her fourth child with her current husband Brian Monet, a US advertising executive.In a Hello! magazine interview (on March 12, 2008) she announced that her fourth child is to be a boy. [4]. For other uses, see Hello (disambiguation). ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Honest, Jonsson's autobiography, ISBN 0-330-41174-8
  2. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | Leslie sex charges dropped
  3. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Showbiz | Ulrika splits from her Mr Right
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Jonsson expecting fourth child

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New creation Host of Gladiators
1992–2000
with John Fashanu (1992–1996)
Jeremy Guscott (1997–1998)
John Fashanu (1999–2000)

Show ended. Later revived
in 2008 with Ian Wright
and Kirsty Gallacher as hosts.
Preceded by
Carrie Crowley and Ronan Keating
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
1998
with Terry Wogan
Succeeded by
Yigal Ravid, Daphna Dekel and Sigal Shahamon
Persondata
NAME Jonsson, Eva Ulrika
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Jonsson, Ulrika
SHORT DESCRIPTION Television presenter, journalist
DATE OF BIRTH 16 August 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH Sollentuna, Sweden
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Ulrika Jonsson (690 words)
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Ulrika Jonsson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967, in Sollentuna, near Stockholm) is a Swedish television presenter whose most famous work has been on British television.
Jonsson moved to England at the age of 12 and attended Burnham Grammar School in Buckinghamshire.
Ulrika Jonsson has three children, a son, named Cameron with ex-husband cameraman John Turnbull and daughters Bo (she was named after her grandfather, Bo Jonsson), by former partner Markus Kempen and Martha with Gerrard-Wright.
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