Eurovision 1998 hostess, Ulrika Jonsson speaks on how she fell out of TV
DAILYMAIL.CO.UK REPORTS / UNITED KINGDOM – She was one of the most famous faces on Nineties television. Yet Ulrika Jonsson admitted as time wore on from her heyday, she began to fall out of love with life on the small-screen as she admitted on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning that she withdrew from work as she was not being given the jobs she would like. The 50-year-old Gladiators presenter headed into the ITV studios alongside her lookalike daughter Bo, 16, before her appearance on the show where she confessed to being ready to return to TV after her break.
Ulrika soared to fame on now-defunct ITV breakfast show TV-am, where she starred as a weather girl before going on to become a TV hit on shows including Gladiators, The National Lottery, Miss World and the Eurovision Song Contest 1998.
While her professional life was reaching glimmering heights over the years, her personal life also became a headline hitter with her shocking affair with Sven-Göran Eriksson and her tumultuous romance with footballer Stan Collymore. The stunning star’s TV career, which also included appearances of Come Dine With Me, Dancing On Ice and Fame Academy, began to quieted down as of 2010, when she starred on and won Celebrity Big Brother – yet she has now revealed the reasons.
Speaking on the show, she said: ‘These days everybody’s a star. I had a self-imposed exile. I also wasn’t being offered the sort of work I wanted to do.