Career[ edit ] After working as a secretary, Jonsson began her television career on TV-am in where she worked as a weather presenter. From 12 September , she was also the weather presenter for Swedish TV3 , broadcasting from London. In , she co-presented the short-lived daytime quiz show Who's Bluffing Who?
In , she moved into mainstream presenting and played host to numerous shows including Gladiators , The National Lottery — plus two major international broadcasts in and , the Eurovision Song Contest and Miss World respectively. In , 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. Some of the home improvements included an Austin Powers room, doorbells for the children and a cinema living room.
In she was also the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, Ulrika Jonsson: The programme featured a candid interview with Jonsson, received heavy press attention and attracted 2.
The Swedish television network TV3 offered her the role as hostess of the Miss Sweden beauty pageant. She accepted the invitation. In , she appeared with four other celebrities on Channel 4 's daytime show Come Dine with Me. 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.
On 20 March , she appeared in the confessional TV show, Ulrika: Am I A Sex Addict? The show charted Jonsson's personal journey to uncover the truth about sex addiction. In March , 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. In , she reached the final of Celebrity MasterChef. Jonsson eventually progressed to the finals night, as the only woman left, after La Toya Jackson was evicted by public vote on Day Jonsson commented "It is singularly the weirdest experience of my entire life and I've had quite a weird life.
Autobiography and John Leslie scandal[ edit ] 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.
She is a Manchester United fan. She stated that her relationship with Eriksson had recently ended. Her column was dropped in ,  a year after Eriksson resigned as England manager.
It was announced in that she had taken legal proceedings against the newspaper over allegations an investigator had hacked into her mobile phone. Right, a reality television show, Jonsson met Lance Gerrard-Wright, who was a bachelor faced with choosing a girlfriend from a group of women during the show.
However, the eventual winner turned Gerrard-Wright down, and he and Jonsson subsequently began a relationship. They have one son together, Malcolm, born in June