Birthday girl Ulrika Jonsson described herself as 'filthy' and 'impatient' as she shared a collection of racy snaps to mark her 55th birthday. The former TV-am weather presenter and Gladiators host posted photos of herself reclining in bed as she admitted she just 'wants to be loved'.
Sticking up her middle finger in one moody snap on Instagram, another showed a close-up of her 'fem-uh-nist' tattoo. Another more wholesome picture showed the mother-of-four smiling as she held a loaf of bread. In her caption she opened up to fans about the true Ulrika.
"HBD to me!!! Newest member of Club 55. I’m smart. I’m funny - peculiar AND haha. I’m kind. I’m generous," she typed. "I’m lively and opinionated. I’m stronger than you could ever imagine. I’m also soft af."
She continued: "I’m impatient. I’m filthy. I’m perceptive and know you better than you know yourself. I’m a lover not a fighter. But if you push me, I’ll fight like a lion. I’m a proud feminist."
Ulrika, who shot to fame on breakfast TV in 1989, said she's excited to be 'carving out a new life' for herself. "I’m not the person I was in my 20s, 30s or even my 40s. I’m carving out a new life for myself now and I’m excited," she said. "I want to love and be loved. But rather be on my own than suffer fools."
The star's thoughts then turned to food as she said: "I make good sourdough and good love. And I still hate goat’s cheese." And her followers rushed to send birthday greetings.
sarah.e.saunders1 said: "Happy birthday Ulrika! You’ve entertained me since I was a child when I first watched Gladiators! I aspired to be you with the microphone and beauty (or Jet with the strength of body and beauty haha!). As I’ve grown up I’ve seen you in so many ‘roles’. You have always inspired in some way even if it’s been a ‘difficult to watch’ situation. Keep being you, and only you. You magnificent feminine being."
dolly_daydream97 wrote: "Happy birthday gorgeous lady. Wise words. Have the best day." And ralarwinds wrote: "Happy Birthday Ulrika have a lovely day xxx"
Earlier this year Ulrika clapped back with a laughing emoji as she messaged to say that change was coming on her Instagram. And she posted it alongside a photo of herself appearing to scream as she posed writhing in the shower in her bra.
She penned next to the roaring selfie: "Finally. This worm has turned. Can feel the sea change within. It’s palpable. Might have been a while coming. But it’s here now. And change is a coming."
She added: "Keep your BS and your bailing; your fears and insecurities; keep your desire for intrigue - I’m not your subject." She shared the gutsy words after her co-star on the dating show Celebs Go Dating co-star Marty McKenna got her name wrong.
Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach star Marty called her 'Urethra' - the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body - on the hit E4 show. And she signed off by saying: ""Call me ruthless. Or just Ulrika. (Not Urethra….. @marty_gshore) #timewastersbegone."