Who is Ulrika Jonsson? Celebrity MasterChef contestant profile

The Swedish TV presenter fronted some of the biggest hits of the nineties – including Gladiators

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Celebrity Masterchef 2017 contestants: Ulrika Jonsson


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Best known for: Presenting a lot of TV shows in the 90s and winning Celebrity Big Brother.

Biography: Swedish-born Ulrika Jonsson, 50, is best known for her TV presenting in the 90s.

After starting out as a weather presenter, she hosted some of the most popular shows of the decade, including Gladiators.

Ulrika garnered a big fanbase with cult comedy Shooting Stars, which she appeared on alongside Vic Reeves who is also competing on this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.

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The TV presenter’s personal life and relationships have been the source of much attention from British tabloids and celebrity gossip magazines over the years – and Ulrika recently explained on This Morning why she is ending her TV hiatus with Celebrity MasterChef…

Ulrika has also fronted The National Lottery and The Eurovision Song Contest.

The nineties favourite is no stranger to reality TV, either: in 2009, she won Celebrity Big Brother, and she’s also been on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Dancing On Ice and Come Dine With Me.


MasterChef airs on Wednesdays at 8pm on BBC1