Ulrika Jonsson: I've given up looking for the one - I want fun

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Ulrika Jonsson has given 'Celebs Go Dating' producers free rein on the age of her dates. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Ulrika Jonsson has said she is just looking for fun, not 'The One'. (Getty Images)

Ulrika Jonsson has said she is no longer looking for 'The One', but is now dating for fun.

The 54-year-old TV presenter - who has been married three times and has four children - is currently looking for romance on television show Celebs Go Dating, and said she isn't necessarily there to find longterm love.

Jonsson told The Sun: "I was always previously looking for The One. I am not any more.

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“I don’t need anyone. I am really happy in my own company. And I also - I am not into settling down. I’ve done all that. I want to do all the best bits. All the stuff I didn’t do in my 20s and 30s."

Ulrika Jonsson is one of six famous faces looking for romance on the new series of 'Celebs Go Dating'. (E4)
Ulrika Jonsson is one of six famous faces looking for romance on the new series of Celebs Go Dating. (E4)

The former Gladiators star added: "A good date is what? One that ends in sex? That is why people are hooking up. Let’s not pretend."

Jonsson appeared on the E4 show with dating gurus Anna Williamson and Paul Carrick Brunson this week and was scored 6/10 by her first match Tal.

He told her: "'I would also say, constructively, a date, ultimately, should be fun. If you're not having fun opposite the person that you're talking to, don't do it. Get up and leave."

Jonsson told him: "I felt you arrived very much with a preconceived idea of how my life looked and who I was - and that didn't go down too well with me, because I wanted you to come and learn about me, from me. Not from what you thought you knew about me."

The TV star said she would be making massive changes after taking part in the dating show, including being "brutally honest" on dating apps.

She said: "If you can’t take it mate, that’s it. You do that whole thing of, 'I’ve got to be polite'...no, definitely not. Not my thing."

Swedish TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson (R) and her husband Brittish Lance Gerard-Wright is seen during a photo call right after their wedding on the island of Varmdo in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, 16 August 2003.  (Photo credit should read MARK EARTHY/AFP via Getty Images)
Ulrika Jonsson met second husband Lance Gerard-Wright when she hosted dating show 'The Bachelor. (Getty Images)

Jonsson was first married to cameraman John Turnbull in 1990 with a divorce granted in 1995.

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Her second husband was The Bachelor star Lance Gerrard-Wright, who she met while hosting the dating show he starred in and to whom she was married for three years between 2003 and 2006.

Jonsson divorced third husband Brian Monet in 2019 after 11 years of marriage.

She is mother to daughters Bo, 21, and Martha, 17, and sons Cameron, 27, and Malcolm, 13.

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