Ulrika Jonsson hosts Good Morning Britain weather 30 years on


She kickstarted her career on the small screen as a weather presenter on Good Morning Britain back in 1989.

And Ulrika Jonsson looked right at home as she gave viewers a blast from the past by presenting the weather on Wednesday’s show.

The TV star, 52, appeared to struggle to tell north from south as she stood in for Laura Tobin after host Piers Morgan invited her to present the forecast once again. 

Back in action: Ulrika Jonsson, 52, looked right at home as she gave viewers a blast from the past by presenting the weather on Wednesday’s show

‘I’m a luddite,’ Ulrika told viewers as she pointed out the ‘little blue bits’ on the map and read out the temperature in Fahrenheit for ‘those of you still dealing in old money.’

Ulrika was treated to an old clip of herself from the show sporting big hair and an orange suit.

Reminiscing about her early days on the show, she recalled: ‘You were told to talk about as much as you could about your personal life.’

Ulrika presented the weather on Good Morning Britain until 1992 when she began hosting the entertainment show, Gladiators.  

Early days: Ulrika kickstarted her career on the small screen as a weather presenter on Good Morning Britain back in 1989

Early days: Ulrika kickstarted her career on the small screen as a weather presenter on Good Morning Britain back in 1989 

Chatting to Piers and Susanna Ried about her last breakfast TV appearance, she said: ‘Probably the last time might have been 31 years ago, I might have been once before. 

‘I think I had no idea what to expect when I started I was 21 and you were told to talk as much as you could about your personal life because you were giving a piece of yourself. 

‘Nowadays people have a greater understanding of what that means and what the consequences of that is.’

It was at the end of the interview when Piers then asked Ulrika if she would close out the show by doing the final weather report, and the star delightedly headed across the set and over to the screen to give fans her take on the latest forecast. 

Host with the most: Ulrika looked right at home as she once again presented the weather, filling in for Laura Tobin (pictured in January)

Host with the most: Ulrika looked right at home as she once again presented the weather, filling in for Laura Tobin (pictured in 1989)

Host with the most: Ulrika looked right at home as she once again presented the weather, filling in for Laura Tobin (pictured left, in January 2020 and right, in 1989)

Ready to mingle: Speaking about her personal life, Ulrika revealed that she's already been 'on a couple of dates' since splitting from her husband

Ready to mingle: Speaking about her personal life, Ulrika revealed that she’s already been ‘on a couple of dates’ since splitting from her husband

Throwback: Ulrika presented the weather on Good Morning Britain until 1992 when she began hosting the entertainment show, Gladiators (pictured in January)

Throwback: Ulrika presented the weather on Good Morning Britain until 1992 when she began hosting the entertainment show, Gladiators (pictured in 1985)

Throwback: Ulrika presented the weather on Good Morning Britain until 1992 when she began hosting the entertainment show, Gladiators (pictured left, in January 2020 and right, in 1985)

Meanwhile, the Swedish star revealed she has already been ‘on a few dates’ since her marriage to Brian Money came to an end in April after 11 years together.    

The presenter also chatted to Piers and Susanna about her decision to speak publicly regarding the lack of intimacy in her marriage, saying that despite trying to look into the issue she ‘never got any answers.’ 

Ulrika said she’d actually met several male suitors face to face despite publicly signing up for the Over 50s dating app Lumen last year.

She said: ‘I was asked to front their campaign ahead of Christmas, which I thought was quite apt and funny. And also that feeling of that is how people meet each other nowadays, the idea of looking at a picture of somebody and going yeah I can probably…

Over: The presenter announced she had split from her fourth husband Brian Monet in April after 11 years of marriage

Over: The presenter announced she had split from her fourth husband Brian Monet in April after 11 years of marriage

‘I put a picture of myself without any makeup and they said ”no it’s not the same person.” I use one from the publicity campaign and one when I’m looking more normal.’

Asked whether the app was yet to set the stage for any future romances, Ulrika added: ‘Not on the app but I have been on a couple of dates.’ 

In April, Ulrika announced that she had split from her husband Brian after over a decade together, and despite their relationship coming to an end they’ve stayed on friendly terms.

At the time the star said their marriage broke down after they struggled to be intimate, and has previously revealed they only had sex once in eight years.

Speaking out: Ulrika spoke about her love life after being asked to front an over 50s dating app

New man? The star said despite trying to find love online she's had attention from male suits face to face

Speaking out: After being asked to front an over 50s dating app, Ulrika said she has had some attention from male suitors but through face-to-face meetings

Views: Asked whether the app was yet to set the stage for any future romances, Ulrika added: 'Not on the app but I have been on a couple of dates'

Views: Asked whether the app was yet to set the stage for any future romances, Ulrika added: ‘Not on the app but I have been on a couple of dates’

Open: At the time the star said their marriage broke down after they struggled to be intimate, and has previously revealed they only had sex once in eight years

Open: At the time the star said their marriage broke down after they struggled to be intimate, and has previously revealed they only had sex once in eight years

On GMB she told Piers and Susanna: ‘It started off with me writing about the menopause and the onset of the menopause.

‘One of the aspects of that was how you feel about your body, and then my marriage broke down and I just thought that nobody was talking about the intimacy or lack of intimacy in relationships.

‘I don’t really have all the answers it was bringing up the conversation of why is this happening? I brought it up in our relationship and tried to find the answers to it but I never got any answers.

‘I’ve been asked to write about it and I asked him how he felt about it and he said fine.’

Views: She said: 'It was bringing up the conversation of why is this happening? I brought it up in our relationship and tried to find the answers to it but I never got any answers'

Views: She said: ‘It was bringing up the conversation of why is this happening? I brought it up in our relationship and tried to find the answers to it but I never got any answers’

Funny: During the interview Ulrika looked back on her days as a breakfast TV presenter for ITV's original early morning show TV-am

Funny: During the interview Ulrika looked back on her days as a breakfast TV presenter for ITV’s original early morning show TV-am

Fun: Ulrika looked in high spirits as she made her way over to the screen to present the weather forecast once more

Fun: Ulrika looked in high spirits as she made her way over to the screen to present the weather forecast once more

Fun: Ulrika looked in high spirits as she made her way over to the screen to present the weather forecast once more 

Despite her marriage with Brian coming to an end, Ulrika added that they are still on good terms, telling Piers and Susanna: ‘My ex husband lives very close I see him everyday, he sees the children everyday.’ 

Before marrying Brian in 2008, Ulrika was previously married to John Turnbull from 1990 to 1995 and Lance Gerrard-Wright from 2003 to 2006. 

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV. 

Weather guru: Ulrika was all smiles as she posed for a photo alongside Piers Morgan

Weather guru: Ulrika was all smiles as she posed for a photo alongside Piers Morgan 

Throwback: Ulrika chatted her old job as a weather presenter on TV-am

Classic: The star was one of the main presenters on TV-am in the 90s (above in 1990)

Throwback: Ulrika chatted her old job as a weather presenter on TV-am, having been one of the main stars of the show before it was re-branded as GMTV (pictured right in 1990) 

Back soon: Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV

Back soon: Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV

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