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‘I Found It Refreshing!’: Ulrika Jonsson 54, Admits to Enjoying Dating Men as Young as 26



Ulrika Jonsson has revealed that she finds it ‘refreshing’ dating younger men because they don’t know who she is.

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

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.

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

She added: ‘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 mother-of-four is among the latest group of celebrities hoping to be lucky in love in the upcoming series of the E4 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.

er 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. 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.

In 2020, Ulrika revealed how had sex for the first time in five years with a mystery man she met on social media.

According to the mother of four,  the experience was “like losing my virginity all over again”.

In the column about her sex life, she described the relationship with the mystery man as a “devoid of intimacy”.

The star wrote in a column in The Sun: “Yes folks, at the age of 52, after a marriage set against a barren sexual landscape and a five-year hiatus – I have had sex.

“To be honest, two years ago I had no expectations of ever having sex again.”

She described her self-worth was “lower than a tart’s knickers”, but said the new sexual experience showed she had “had not forgotten how to ride a bike (euphemism, for sure)”.

The Celebrity Big Brother star said the moment was like “like losing my virginity all over again – except this time I felt much more in control and considerably less scared”.

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