Love Island Update: Maya Jama to Replace Laura Whitmore as the show’s host

An announcement on Love Island shows that Maya Jama will now host the dating show on ITV2. The new winter season will premiere in January 2023. Also, this show is after a two-year break caused by the outbreak.

When the Bafta-winning show returns to South Africa in 2023 for its ninth season, the English TV personality and Love Island fan will be in control. Jama most recently co-hosted the news program on a channel called Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star. She also hosts only one program Peter Crouch: Preserve the season.

Laura Whitmore will be replaced as host of "Love Island" by Maya Jama

Previous Host of Love Island

She will prevail, Laura Whitmore. The age of Laura Whitmore was 37. Furthermore, Laura took over for the late original Love Island host Caroline Flack. Caroline Flack hosted Love Island from 2015 to 2019. In 2020, she committed suicide. Hence Jama will debut at the start of the ninth season of Love Island in early 2023.

Whitmore took over as presenter of the show and its spinoff series Aftersun after Flack’s death in 2020–2022. But in August, she made her resignation public. 

Statement by Paul Mortimer

According to Paul Mortimer, ITV’s director of reality programming, finding a successor to the great Whitmore would never be simple. However, he added, “In Maya Jama, we have another well-known viewer who’ll be a wonderful addition to the Love Island family.” 

“He thinks he can speak for everyone when he says that Maya, like Laura and, of course. The sadly missed Caroline Flack will also offer a distinctive presenting style to the show. She has charm, is lovable, and is cool. We are delighted that she has decided to join us.”

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Maya Jama Career

Before assisting in the Mobo Awards presentation, Former Radio 1 DJ Jama began her career. Also, it was broadcasting as a co-host of Cannonball on ITV and Trending Live on 4Music. Jama was 28-year-old. 

Then she announced in a video message to her 2.4 million Instagram followers. She has also appeared as a guest on Aftersun, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

She stated the following to the media in a different statement: “Love Island has always been one of her favorite shows. She was thrilled to be hosting one of the country’s favorite shows. She is eager to meet the island’s everyone when she finally gets to the villa. 

Stay tuned for future updates!

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