Ulrika Jonsson sent an affectionate message to James Crossley after his exit from The Circle (Picture: Channel 4)
Ulrika Jonsson sent a cheeky message after her former flame James Crossley – aka Hunter from Gladiators – was eliminated from The Circle.
They briefly dated back in the day as they appeared on ITV game show Gladiators in the 90s, with Ulrika hosting and James as one of the athletic titular competitors, going under the alias Hunter.
He took part in the current series of The Circle, catfishing the other contestants by posing as a nurse called Gemma.
Wednesday night’s episode of The Circle saw him blocked from the game, and he ended his time on the programme in a bitter row with fellow contestant Manrika.
The TV presenter was watching the Channel 4 show from home and shared her thoughts on James in action.
Posting a screengrab of the star on Instagram, Ulrika said: ‘It’s too late at night for me to watch but he can be cute’ adding ‘#hunter’.
Ulrika sent an affectionate message to her former flame (Picture: Instagram)
She posted a further photo, a throwback from their time on Gladiators, and added ‘#cutethough’.
Ulrika, who was six years James’ senior when they dated, has previously described their past relationship as ‘physical’.
The currently single star has been open about her dating life, preaching the benefits of dating younger men following the end of her marriage to Brian Monet two years ago.
The pair worked on Gladiators together in the 90s (Picture: Instagram)
The mum-of-four is happy to date any man aged 21 and up, and hinted that she has recently had a ‘dalliance’ with someone 21 years younger than her.
Ulrika wrote for The Sun: ‘It’s taken me a while to become the self-assured, sharp-witted sex goddess I now am.
‘I don’t want kids and marriage, I want laughter, good food and sex . . . please. To that end, surely I’m God’s gift to the younger man?’
The TV star’s relationship has been in the spotlight throughout her career, including her relationship with nearly 60-year-old Sven-Göran Eriksson when she had just turned 30.
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