Ulrika Jonsson has poured cold water on speculation she’s entering the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle this year.
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The former Gladiators presenter has denied the rumours that she will be taking part in the ITV celebrity survival show later this year, although her kids would love her to.
However, she did say she would be up for doing Strictly Come Dancing.
Appearing on Loose Women on Tuesday (01.10.19), she said:
‘The rumour made its way to me as well and my kids were really excited and I said, ‘Couldn’t I do something like ‘Strictly’.
‘They went, ‘No! That is for old people.’ Which is rude.
‘But no, I don’t know anything about the jungle, I hate to dispel that myth’.
Ulrika has however signed up for Channel 4 show Celebrity First Dates Hotel.
The 52-year-old television presenter divorced her husband Brian Monet in June after 11 years of marriage and in a bid to find love again she has agreed to go on the programme where manager Fred Sirieix plays cupid in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
Ulrika has been married three times.
She was wed to her first husband, cameraman John Turnbull, from 1990 to 1995.
The former weather presenter then met her second spouse Lance Gerrard-Wright when she was presenting 2002 dating reality show Mr. Right, with bachelor Lance choosing to spurn the female contestants whom he was supposed to pick a girlfriend from to date Ulrika instead, but they divorced in 2006 after tying the knot in 2003.
The former Shooting Stars panellist has also had high-profile romances with now retired soccer player Stan Collymore and former England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Ulrika split from Brian in April after deciding she could no longer live in a sexless marriage.
At the time, she said:
‘Nearly two years ago, just before my 50th birthday, I remember thinking I might have to just accept that I would never have sex ever again.
‘The reason I thought this is because I had not had sex for four-and-half years. And the time before that was four years prior. I was living in a sexless marriage for nearly a decade.
‘That just didn’t feel right. It felt unnatural and as if part of my life was over’.
Ulrika and ex-husband Brian are parents to 11-year-old son Malcolm, whilst she also has son Cameron, 24, from her first marriage to John, 19-year-old daughter Bo from her relationship with Marcus Kempen, and daughter Martha, 14, whom she has with hubby number two Lance.