Maya Jama announces exciting new presenting role

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Maya Jama

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Maya Jama has revealed she’s taking over the presenting role on one of our fave telly shows and we’re HELLA excited.

The 26-year-old presenter, model and businesswoman (seriously, is there anything she can’t do?) will be taking over from Stacey Dooley as the host of BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.

Maya announced the news on Instagram as she shared a series of snaps of her working behind the scenes on the show with judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.

Alongside the photos, she wrote, “THE SECRET IS OUT 🤪🥳 I am over the moon to be hosting the new series of @glowupbbc!!

“Following in the footsteps of my babes and absolute icon @sjdooley.”

Maya continued, “I know they are big boots to fill so I hope I do you proud 💪🏽 you lot already know how much I love serving looks... BRING ON THE GLAMMMM 💁🏽‍♀‍💁🏽‍♀‍💁🏽‍♀‍.”

Oh, we’re SO ready.

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Former Strictly winner Stacey Dooley hosted the first two series of Glow Up but announced that she would be leaving the show last year after being snapped up to present a new BBC entertainment show called This Is MY House.

At the time, she tweeted, “I won't be able to be a part of Glow Up, series three. It was such an utter delight to work alongside Dom and Val. Total stars.

"And of course, a real treat to meet the artists, and appreciate their creativity! It's a show v close to my heart, and I wish everyone involved in the next gig, all the love in the world."

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Meanwhile, Maya recently sparked rumours she’s reunited with ex-boyfriend Stormzy when they reportedly spent Christmas together at her London home.

Maya and Stormzy first got together back in 2015 and dated for four years before announcing their shock split in 2019. At the time, the Big For Your Boots rapper was forced to deny he’d cheated on her with fellow musician Jorja Smith.

But last month, reports claimed friends of the pair were hopeful they could now get back together.

“Stormzy and Maya remained friends after their split and they decided to spend some time together over Christmas. They kept it very low key and remained at her place in the capital,” a source told The Sun.

“This is very much friendship but their mates think something could happen between them in the future.”

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