Maya Jama 'quits major BBC hosting role' following Love Island success trends now

Maya Jama 'quits major BBC hosting role' following Love Island success trends now
Maya Jama 'quits major BBC hosting role' following Love Island success trends now

Maya Jama 'quits major BBC hosting role' following Love Island success trends now

Maya Jama has reportedly quit her presenting role on BBC Three's Glow Up following her success as the new host of Love Island.

The television star, 28, has replaced Laura Whitmore as the new face of ITV's Love Island for this January's series, which started last week.

And the star - who has been given more screen time than former host on the main show and has sent the ratings of Aftersun soaring - is said to have decided against returning to Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, which sees make-up artists compete in a variety of challenges.

Moving on: Maya Jama, 28, has reportedly quit her presenting role on BBC Three's Glow Up following her success as the new host of Love Island (pictured on Aftersun)

Moving on: Maya Jama, 28, has reportedly quit her presenting role on BBC Three's Glow Up following her success as the new host of Love Island (pictured on Aftersun)

Maya took over the role from documentary maker and former Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley in 2021 and returned for the 2022 series.

But, according to The Sun, insiders claim Maya will not be returning to the make-up show for another run.

MailOnline has contacted the BBC for comment. A representative for Maya declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.

Last stop: Maya is said to have decided against returning to Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star (pictured for BBC Three show)

Last stop: Maya is said to have decided against returning to Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star (pictured for BBC Three show)

It comes after Maya's signing as Love Island host sent viewers into a frenzy - with more tuning in to watch her on spin-off show Aftersun than Sunday night's episode.

The presenter, 28, has taken over the role from Laura Whitmore and is already a hit with fans after the winter series kicked off last week.

And Maya's first time fronting Aftersun proved to be a roaring success as initial ratings reported a peak of 1.82million tuning into the show - compared to the 1.51million watching Love Island.  

Tuning in: Maya's signing as Love Island host has sent viewers into a frenzy - with more tuning in to watch her on spin-off show Aftersun than Sunday night's episode

Tuning in: Maya's signing as Love Island host has sent viewers into a frenzy - with more tuning in to watch her on spin-off show Aftersun than Sunday night's episode

'Spin-off shows are certainly not meant to be the main event. They sit alongside the main show to make use of extra footage, steer narrative or ramp up noise around a programme,' a source told The Sun.

'So no one ever expects the sister show to exceed the main show in figures. Maya is proving to be the shot in the arm Love Island really needs right now.'  

MailOnline contacted ITV for comment.

Smashing it: Maya's first time fronting Aftersun proved to be a roaring success as initial ratings reported a peak of 1.82million tuning into the show - compared to the 1.51million

Smashing it: Maya's first time fronting Aftersun proved to be a roaring success as initial ratings reported a peak of 1.82million tuning into the show - compared to the 1.51million

Maya looked incredible on the show, opting for a bold hot pink dress with a daring cutout by Hanifa, that showed some serious skin - in what is her latest raciest wardrobe choice.  

Her toned stomach was on full display in the revealing off-the-shoulder number, which she paired with matching pink high heels.

Maya is currently winning in the TV world as Love Island bosses granted her 50 percent more airtime than previous host Laura, 37.

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After just four episodes, Maya had already been featured in the hit TV show for 19 minutes and 55 seconds.  

In the same episode of the last series, Laura had only clocked up 13 minutes and 26 seconds.

Debates over the host's timeframes on set have been about since Caroline Flack, 40, first began presenting Love Island in 2015.

Laura's husband, Iain Stirling, 34, even made a joke during the Love Island series.

And during episode one, Iain could be heard on the voiceover cracking a joke by saying, 'She could’ve just sent a text, but we wanted to get our money’s worth out of that return flight to Cape Town.'  

And Maya doesn't plan to stop there because, according to The Sun, Maya has said she intends to visit the new South African villa as often as she possibly can.

However, she has also stated that she will be in London each Sunday to present Love Island's spin-off show Aftersun.

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