Ulrika Jonsson, 54, admits that she enjoys dating men all the way down to 26 because they ‘do not know who she is’


Ulrika Jonsson has revealed that she has found it ‘refreshing’ to date younger men because they do not know who she is.

The presenter, 54, was asked on Wednesday’s Loose Women about her love life while promoting the latest series of Celebs Go Dating.

The Swedish-born TV star began by explaining that while her three ex-husbands were her age, her latest dates have been up to 28 years younger than hers, the youngest admiring only 26.

Ulrika Jonsson, 54, admits that she enjoys dating men all the way down to 26 because they ‘do not know who she is’

‘I found it refreshing!’: Ulrika Jonsson, 54, admitted that she liked dating men as young as 26 on Wednesday because they ‘do not know who she is’ (photo September 2021)

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

‘They did not know I was Ulrika Jonsson, which was fantastic.’

She thoughtfully added, ‘It’s a dream to have someone take you for who you are. I think the youngest was 26. So yes 26, 30 ish. ‘

Love Life: The presenter was quizzed on Wednesday's Loose Women about her love life while promoting the latest series of Celebs Go Dating

Love Life: The presenter was quizzed on Wednesday’s Loose Women about her love life while promoting the latest series of Celebs Go Dating

The mother of four is among the latest group of celebrities hoping to fall in love with the upcoming series of the E4 dating show.

About her ideal match, Ulrika said that “variation is the spice of life” and said she will not change now that she is in her fifties.

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

“But you have to have a talk too, don’t you? It doesn’t always happen,” she said frankly.

Honestly: The Swedish-born TV star began by explaining that while her three ex-husbands were her age, her most recent dates have been up to 28 years younger than hers, the youngest admiring only 26 years old.

Honestly: The Swedish-born TV star began by explaining that while her three ex-husbands were her age, her most recent dates have been up to 28 years younger than hers, the youngest admiring only 26 years old.

Navigating romance: 'It's the dream to get someone to take you for who you are' she added

Navigating romance: ‘It’s the dream to get someone to take you for who you are’ she added

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

“I think you could tick the boxes and say that’s what I’m looking for, or that’s what I want this person to have, but the second you see them come in, you know more or less. ”

Ulrika has been single since her divorce in 2019 from third husband Brian Monet, after the couple separated after ten years together. They have a son, Malcolm, 13.

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 participant in her television program Mr Right. They share a daughter, Martha, 17.

Mother of four also has daughter Bo at 21 with ex-boyfriend hotel owner Marcus Kempen, from whom she was separated in 2000 after two years.

They form the fantastic line-up for this year’s Celebs Go Dating include: Singer and rapper Abz Love, TOWIE star Chloe Brockett, Married At First Sights 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 will play alongside singer Abz Love, Nikita Jasmine, Miles Nazaire, Ryan-Mark Parsons and Chloe Brockett in Celebs Go Dating (LR)

Co-stars: Ulrika will play alongside singer Abz Love, Nikita Jasmine, Miles Nazaire, Ryan-Mark Parsons and Chloe Brockett in Celebs Go Dating (LR)