Actually, as utterly loathesome as I find Ulrika, I have to confess that I do kind of agree with her on this one. After Whitely died, Vorderman was constantly telling us all endlessly how much she missed Richard; it seemed to be her raison d'etre for a while. I wouldn't have thought that his partner would want anyone to 'front' the grief. Ultimately, Carol wasn't his partner and she didn't need to wear sackcloth and ashes for several months to let us know about HER grief and how SHE was feeling.
That aside, Ulrika is a cow, but I do agree with her on this one.
What I meant by 'front' was relative to the questions were obviously going to be asked about him and because she was so fond of him she was willing to talk openly about the gap he had left and how sad she felt. It was clearly her way of dealing with it. I don't think she was overtly parading her grief in an unsavoury way but more so in a loving and reflective way. Other people might have handled it differently and with more discussion..