Ulrika Jonsson reduced to tears on Celebrity MasterChef

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 August 2017
Ulrika Jonsson

Ulrika Jonsson

Ulrika Jonsso broke down in tears when she took part in 'Celebrity MasterChef' after she ruined a rack of lamb and a rhubarb pudding

Ulrika Jonsson was reduced to tears on 'Celebrity MasterChef'.

The 50-year-old former weather presenter - who has Cameron, 23, Bo, 16, Martha, 13, from past relationships and nine-year-old Malcolm with husband Brian Monet - is a "perfectionist" in the kitchen, but when she had a mishap with a rack of lamb and a rhubarb pudding, she had to contain her rage and was horrified when her emotions came out in another way.

She admitted: "I can't bear people who cry on TV. But I'm afraid after that incident I'm one of them now. If I'd made the same mistake at home, I could have sworn and bashed something, but I was acutely aware that everything was being filmed. So instead I cried in sheer frustration. I became so angry that I would have kicked myself if I could."

Despite usually being proficient in the kitchen, the former 'Shooting Stars' star admitted the scrutiny of the show made her crumble with nerves.

She said: "I consider myself a bloody good cook, but this was a baptism of fire. Our first challenge brought me out in a cold sweat. We had to whip up a dish from a box of random ingredients. I was so nervous that I couldn't even find the box. It turned out to be on the counter right in front of me. Later, when we had to work in a real restaurant kitchen, I was so hot and stressed out that I got a migraine."

After a long break from TV, Ulrika thinks that if she hadn't taken part in this series of the culinary competition, she probably never would have done.

She told HELLO! magazine: "As my 50th loomed, I had this feeling that if I didn't go on 'MasterChef' now, I probably never would. After a break of many years from TV, it seemed like the right time and place to dip back into it.

"And it gave me the opportunity to introduce a Swedish flavour to the mix. I wanted to show there's more to Swedish food than Ikea meatballs."

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