Maya Jama jets off to South Africa for Love Island hosting debut - after ... trends now

Maya Jama jets off to South Africa for Love Island hosting debut - after ... trends now
Maya Jama jets off to South Africa for Love Island hosting debut - after ... trends now

Maya Jama jets off to South Africa for Love Island hosting debut - after ... trends now

Love Island kicks off its winter series in one week on January 16.

And host Maya Jama jetted off to South Africa to begin filming her debut season on Saturday.

The television presenter, 28, took to her Instagram Stories to film herself in the plane on the way to the sunny location.

'Off she goes': Host Maya Jama jetted off to South Africa to begin filming her debut season on Saturday

'Off she goes': Host Maya Jama jetted off to South Africa to begin filming her debut season on Saturday

She cut a casual figure in a lime green top and comfy grey jumper as she danced in her seat excitedly. 

Her long raven tresses were styled in neat waves and she sported a fresh-faced no make-up look for the long-haul flight. 

Captioning the video, Maya happily wrote: 'Off she goes'. 

Excited: The television presenter, 28, took to her Instagram Stories to film herself in the plane on the way to the sunny location

Excited: The television presenter, 28, took to her Instagram Stories to film herself in the plane on the way to the sunny location

On her way: She cut a casual figure in a lime green top and comfy grey jumper as she danced in her seat excitedly

On her way: She cut a casual figure in a lime green top and comfy grey jumper as she danced in her seat excitedly

It comes after the star revealed she did not have to audition to present Love Island and accepted the hosting gig straight away.

She explained in a new interview that it was through her connections with producers from her varied TV jobs that she landed the plum role.

It was in the early months of 2022 that she got a phone call while she was enjoying some rare time off in America and discovered that she was the number one pick to take over from Laura Whitmore for the ITV2 show's new series.

You're in! It comes after the star revealed she did not have to audition to present Love Island and accepted the hosting gig straight away (pictured in the trailer for the new series)

You're in! It comes after the star revealed she did not have to audition to present Love Island and accepted the hosting gig straight away (pictured in the trailer for the new series)

She told The Times: '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

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