Former meteorologist Ulrika Jonsson had no idea about meteorology


Ulrika Jonsson was distraught during her stint as a meteorologist credit: Bang Showbiz

Ulrika Jonsson admitted not knowing what she was talking about during her time as a meteorologist.

The 54-year-old TV presenter presented the weather news on ‘TV-am’ between 1989 and 1992, before hosting ‘Gladiators’, and during Tuesday night’s (08.02.22) episode of ‘Celebs Go Dating’ , Ulrika admitted that she had no idea about the weather.

E4 reality show receptionist Tom Read Wilson asked her, “So what do you need to know about weather?”

To which, she replied, “The weather presenters you have on the BBC and ITV are trained meteorologists but I was a meteorologist so I didn’t really understand what I was saying!”

Narrator Rob Beckett then joked, “What happens next? Gladiators weren’t real gladiators!”

Ulrika joined the show because she is desperate to meet a man who will treat her like a “normal person”.

The TV star signed up for the program three years after her divorce from third husband Brian Monetin to try and boost her chances of finding love.

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

“But when you’re dating someone, it’s a weird thing when they know more about you than you know about yourself and they talk to you about you.

“There’s an imbalance there and you basically want to find someone who’s not in tune with who you are, who just treats you like a normal person so you’re on an equal footing.”

Ulrika also admitted that she’s a big fan of dating apps, but she’s still learning to “sort the wheat from the chaff”.

She added: “Dating apps aren’t an organic way to meet people at all, but they are the modern way.

“I don’t date, so unless you’re showing off, it’s hard to meet people.

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

Ulrika – who has been married three times – previously admitted she was ‘enjoying’ being single but wanted to ‘get back on track’ with the help of ‘Celebs Go Dating’.

She said: “Three years ago I got divorced, I didn’t plan to be single at my age. I appreciate that but I’m looking forward to working with Anna and Paul, I’m sure ‘they’ll get me back on track to find love in no time.’

The “Celebs Go Dating” series airs Monday through Thursday on E4.


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