Winter Love Island host 2023: Who is Maya Jama?

Love Island host Maya Jama in an Instagram pictureInstagram: mayajama

Fans have loved watching presenter Maya Jama host winter Love Island UK 2023 — here’s everything you need to know about the reality dating show’s new host.

Hit ITV reality show Love Island returned this year for its winter 2023 series, with a new cast entering the villa in an attempt to find love and be in with a chance of winning £50,000.

The previous three seasons of the show have been hosted by Laura Whitmore, but in 2022, the star announced that she would be stepping down as host of the wildly popular series.

Winter Love Island 2023 is being hosted by presenter Maya Jama — here’s everything you need to know about her.

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Who is Love Island UK’s Maya Jama?

Maya Jama is a 28-year-old presenter from Bristol, who has hosted a number of different popular television and radio shows throughout her career, with credits including ‘The Circle,’ ‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star,’ and her eponymous BBC Radio 1 show ‘Maya Jama.’

Jama was announced as the new Love Island host in October 2022, much to the delight of fans who couldn’t wait to see the star take on the huge role.

In an interview with The Times ahead of the new season, she said: “Once you start doing TV, you meet a lot of producers, through different shows, and the heads will be aware of talent. That’s weird, to call yourself talent, isn’t it? I talk for a living. It’s not exactly tap dancing everywhere or performing a ballad.”

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“So I think I’ve always been in their eye line, but I was super young when the presenter shifts were happening in the past.”

Jama went on to reveal that she didn’t have to audition for the role of Love Island host, and that she said yes “straight away.”

Winter Love Island UK kicked off on January 16, and new episodes air every day except Saturday at 9pm GMT on ITV2.

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