Ulrika Jonsson admits she had no knowledge of meteorology while presenting the weather

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‘I didn’t really understand what I was saying!’ Ulrika Jonsson admits she had no knowledge of meteorology while presenting the weather on TV-am in the Nineties


Ulrika Jonsson has admitted she had no idea what she was talking about while reporting the weather on TV-am.

The television personality, 54, appeared as the weather presenter from 1989 until 1992 but didn’t have the foggiest when it came to forecasts, with the star confessing: ‘I didn’t really understand what I was saying!’

During Thursday’s episode of Celebs Go Dating, Ulrika was asked by receptionist Tom Read Wilson: ‘So, how much do you have to know about meteorology?’

Bold words: Ulrika Jonsson, 54, has admitted she had no idea what she was talking about while reporting the weather on TV-am

Bold words: Ulrika Jonsson, 54, has admitted she had no idea what she was talking about while reporting the weather on TV-am

She replied: ‘The weather presenters you have on the BBC and ITV are trained meteorologists but I was a weather girl so I didn’t really understand what I was saying!’

Ulrika appeared on Good Morning Britain last year to talk to then hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about her work on breakfast television and said she wouldn’t reveal so much about herself on air today as she did back then.

She said: ‘Probably the last time might have been 31 years ago, I might have been once before.

Damp squib: The television personality appeared as the weather presenter from 1989 until 1992 but didn't have the foggiest when it came to forecasts

Damp squib: The television personality appeared as the weather presenter from 1989 until 1992 but didn’t have the foggiest when it came to forecasts

‘I think I had no idea what to expect. When I started I was 21 and you were told to talk as much as you could about your personal life because you were giving a piece of yourself.

‘Nowadays people have a greater understanding of what that means and what the consequences of that is.’  

Ulrika is currently appearing on E4 show Celebs Go Dating and she joined the series as she is desperate to meet a man who will treat her as a ‘normal person’.

Quizzed: During Thursday's episode of Celebs Go Dating, Ulrika was asked by receptionist Tom Read Wilson:'So, how much do you have to know about meteorology?'

Quizzed: During Thursday’s episode of Celebs Go Dating, Ulrika was asked by receptionist Tom Read Wilson: ‘So, how much do you have to know about meteorology?’

The TV star signed up to the programme three years after her divorce from third husband Brian Monetin, to try to give her chances of finding love a boost.

She told BANG Showbiz: ‘At some point it would be nice to have someone in my life.

‘But when dating It’s a weird thing when they know more about you then you know about yourself and they’re telling you about yourself.

Looking for love: Ulrika is currently appearing on E4 show Celebs Go Dating and she joined the series as she is desperate to meet a man who will treat her as a'normal person'

Looking for love: Ulrika is currently appearing on E4 show Celebs Go Dating and she joined the series as she is desperate to meet a man who will treat her as a ‘normal person’

‘There is an imbalance there and you basically want to find somebody who’s not phased by who you are, who just treats you like a normal person so you’re on an even playing field.’

Ulrika also admitted she is a big fan of dating apps, but she is still learning how to ‘sort the wheat from the chaff’.

She added: ‘Dating apps are not an organic way of meeting people at all but they are the modern way.

Family unit: Ulrika is mother to her four children, Malcolm, 13, Martha, 17, Cameron, 27, and Bo, 21

Family unit: Ulrika is mother to her four children, Malcolm, 13, Martha, 17, Cameron, 27, and Bo, 21

‘I don’t go out, so unless you’re putting yourself out there then it’s hard to meet people.

‘You meet people when you go to work or whatever, I don’t go into an office five days a week. I don’t come into contact with different people. So it is definitely a numbers game. I think you’ve got to learn how to sort the wheat from the chaff.’ 

‘Celebs Go Dating’ series airs Monday to Thursday on E4.

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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