Ulrika Jonsson poses naked in Bare Yourself campaign for male mental health

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Ulrika Jonsson has said the sun is her drug of choice. (Getty Images)
Ulrika Jonsson has posed in nothing but her wellies. (Getty Images)

Ulrika Jonsson has laid herself bare by posing in nothing but her wellington boots to raise awareness for male mental health.

The 53-year-old TV presenter stripped off to pose naked in her back garden for the StrongMen male bereavement support organisation's Bare Yourself campaign.

Jonsson shared the image on Instagram, writing: "To mark us becoming 150k strong on this page, I’m baring myself for @strongmenorguk Text STRONG to 70085 to donate £5 to help men cope with bereavement; open up and talk about grief.

"It’s never unmanly to talk."

The TV presenter went on to nominate other celebrities to join in the #BareYourself campaign by posing naked on social media.

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Jonsson chose Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba, rowing champion James Cracknell, former Gladiator Rebel aka Olympic runner Jenny Stoute, Loose Women presenter Saira Khan, and baker and food writer Richard Bertinet.

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Strong Men commented: "Wow! We cannot thank @ulrikajonssonofficial enough for supporting our #BareYourself awareness campaign and setting an amazing example for us all! ⁠

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 16: Ulrika Jonsson attends British Comedy Awards at Fountain Studios on December 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
Ulrika Jonsson is encouraging men to talk about grief. (Getty Images)

"Remember: ⁠1 in 3 of all men find it difficult to show their real emotions – We want to show that it’s OK to open up and talk about #Grief.⁠"

Former Gladiators host Jonsson last year confessed she loves to sunbathe naked in her garden.

She said: "I will not make any excuses for being a sunbather, a sun lover, nay, a sun worshipper."

And added: "My drug of choice is the sun and as I’ve lived by the sword, I shall, no doubt, die by it – as long as it’s in the sun.”

Jonsson been very open about her search for love since her divorce from third husband Brian Monet in April 2019, and has admitted living in lockdown is driving her wild.

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Ulrika Jonsson, pictured with Boris Jonsson, can't wait for lockdown to end. (Getty Images)

She told Best magazine: "I want to go to a restaurant and get completely blathered and then have sex with two handfuls of strangers.

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"Obviously some parts of that statement are not correct and I'm not suggesting it's a good idea, but you get the gist.

"It's almost as if these mandatory lockdowns are propelling us into wild and crazy, exaggerated thoughts about what we hope will be our new normal."

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