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Ulrika Jonsson, 54, reveals she wants to be ‘laughed into bed’ on Celebs Go Dating

She is set to star on the upcoming series of Celebs Go Dating.

And Ulrika Jonsson revealed she wants to be ‘laughed into bed’ as she talked about what she is looking for in a man, after revealing she was set up with men as young as 26 on the show. 

The mum-of-four, 54, dismissed the idea of looking for Mr Right as she said:  ‘I’m not looking for ‘the one’. I don’t need that anymore. I’m so content in my own company.’  

Dating again: Ulrika Jonsson revealed she wants to be ‘laughed into bed’ after delving into her love life on Celebs Go Dating, set to air soon

Speaking to The Sun, Ulrika said: ‘I can’t bear arrogant, cocky people. But shy is painful. You want somebody who’s confident. 

‘Funny is so sexy and so brilliant. We all want to be laughed into bed, right?’ 

The television personality continued to say she is just looking for someone ‘enhances’ her life and she is not looking to settle down, get married or have kids.   

Candid: The 54-year-old mum-of-four opened up about what she's looking for saying 'I'm not looking for 'the one'. I don't need that anymore. I'm so content in my own company'

Candid: The 54-year-old mum-of-four opened up about what she’s looking for saying ‘I’m not looking for ‘the one’. I don’t need that anymore. I’m so content in my own company’

It comes after Ulrika revealed she was set up with men as young as 26 on the programme. 

The star divulged she’s found it ‘refreshing’ dating younger men because they don’t know who she is. 

The star was quizzed on Wednesday’s Loose Women about her love life while promoting the dating series.

The Sweden-born TV star began by explaining that while her three ex-husbands were her age, her recent dates have been up to 28 years her junior, the youngest admirer only 26.

She admitted: ‘Recent ones, I’ve only really had dates, I guess, I’ve not had a relationship with anybody – but the dates have been a little younger, yes.

Honest: It comes after Ulrika divulged that she's found it 'refreshing' dating younger men because they don't know who she is

Honest: It comes after Ulrika divulged that she’s found it ‘refreshing’ dating younger men because they don’t know who she is

‘They didn’t know I was Ulrika Jonsson, which was great.’

She added thoughtfully: ‘That’s the dream, to have someone just take you for who you are. I guess the youngest was 26. So yeah 26, 30 ish.’

The star is among the latest group of celebrities hoping to be lucky in love in the upcoming series of the dating show. 

Of her ideal match, Ulrika said ‘variety is the spice of life’ and said she won’t be changing now she’s in her fifties.   

‘If I’m too lively, too crazy for someone, then you’re not my guy. You need to be able to handle someone who is lively and is not prepared to go quietly into older age.

‘But you’ve got to have some conversation as well, right? That doesn’t always happen,’ she said candidly.   

She went on to explain: ‘I’ve never had a type, so variety has been the spice of life.

‘I guess you could tick boxes and say this is what I’m looking for, or this is what I would like this person to have, but the second you see them come in you more or less know.’  

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. 

Family unit: Ulrika recently posted a cute snap of her children, Malcolm, 13, Martha, 17, Cameron, 27, and Bo, 21

Family unit: Ulrika recently posted a cute snap of her children, Malcolm, 13, Martha, 17, Cameron, 27, and Bo, 21

Her first marriage to cameraman John Turnbull was in 1990 and they have a son, Cameron, 27.

The presenter’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.   

Forming the stellar line-up for this year’s Celebs Go Dating include: Singer and rapper Abz Love, TOWIE starlet Chloe Brockett, Married At First Sight’s Nikita Jasmine and Jessika Power, reality star Marty McKenna, Made In Chelsea charmer Miles Nazaire and The Apprentice contestant Ryan-Mark Parsons. 

Co-stars: Ulrika is set to star alongside singer Abz Love, Nikita Jasmine, Miles Nazaire, Ryan-Mark Parsons and Chloe Brockett in Celebs Go Dating (L-R)

Co-stars: Ulrika is set to star 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

 

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