Ulrika Jonsson, 54, admits enjoying dating men as young as 26 because they ‘don’t know who she is’

Ulrika Jonsson has divulged that she’s found 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.

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‘I found it refreshing!’: Ulrika Jonsson, 54, admitted to enjoying dating men as young as 26 on Wednesday because they ‘don’t know who she is’ (pictured September 2021)

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.

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

She added thoughtfully: ‘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.’

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

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.   

Honest: 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

Navigating romance: ‘That’s the dream, to have someone just take you for who you are’ she added

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. 

Her 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 who, at the time, was a contestant on her TV show Mr Right. 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.   

Forming the stellar line-up for this year’s Celebs Go Dating include: Singer and rapper Abz Love, TOWIE starlet Chloe Brockett, Married At First Sight’s Nikita Jasmine and Jessika Power, reality star Marty McKenna, Made In Chelsea charmer Miles Nazaire and The Apprentice contestant Ryan-Mark Parsons. 

Co-stars: Ulrika is set to star alongside singer Abz Love, Nikita Jasmine, Miles Nazaire, Ryan-Mark Parsons and Chloe Brockett in Celebs Go Dating (L-R)