News 1 October 2022

Maya Jama Reportedly Set To Replace Laura Whitmore As New ‘Love Island’ Host

1 October 2022

Maya Jama is set to become the new host of Love Island, according to reports.

An ITV source has told The Sun that 28-year-old Maya is in the final stages of finalising a contract as the show’s latest presenter.

“They’re just in the process of finalising the last few details,” the source said. “But barring any huge surprises, she will be announced formally very soon.

“They are just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.”

The insider added that Maya will host the winter version of the series which will air on ITV2 early next year.

News of Maya’s alleged new gig comes after Laura Whitmore announced her exit as the host of Love Island after finding ‘certain elements’ of the show ‘very difficult’.

The 37-year-old joined the show in 2020, replacing Caroline Flack and going on to present three seasons of the series.

It wouldn’t be Maya’s first time fronting a popular show having previously hosted BBC Three’s Glow Up, Channel 4’s The Circle and ITV’s Walk The Line.

Speaking to the Metro, an ITV spokesperson said: “Our new host will be announced in due course”.

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