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Nottingham Post
Zoe Delaney & Karen Antcliff

Maya Jama 'quits' huge BBC show in wake of Love Island success

Love Island host Maya Jama is reported to have quit one of her big presenting jobs. The news comes as millions of fans tune in for the ITV dating show and its ITV2 spin off.

While the former Radio 1 DJ is on our screens almost nightly, the 28-year-old TV host is stepping back from one of her old jobs with rival channel BBC Three, according to a report by the Mirror.

Maya took on the Love Island gig from Laura Whitmore, who had taken over the hosting role following the death of Caroline Flack. One week into the latest series, Maya is going down a storm with Love Island fans. Early ratings show Sunday night's main episode of the ITV dating show was watched by a peak 1.51million viewers with fans flicking over to the spin-off programme, Aftersun, to catch up with further news from Maya and the contestants on the 'island'.

In fact, more viewers tuned in to Love Island's spin-off programme on Sunday night than the main show with Sunday's Aftersun racking up 1.82million viewers.

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However, while ITV viewers may be enjoying Maya's presenter style on Love Island, BBC viewers will soon be missing out on her skills. It seems the star has quit as host of BBC Three series, Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star.

Glow Up showcases the work of aspiring make-up artists' who are challenged to create and a series of 'looks' that demonstrate their make-up skills. On the show, Maya Jama hosts and is joined by make-up and beauty experts Val Garland and Dominic Skinner in the search for Britain's next star make-up artist. Maya stepped into the role following Stacey Dooley's departure from the show.

Now, insiders speaking to The Sun have revealed Maya won't be signing up for a third stint hosting the programme. The Mirror has approached Maya's representative and BBC Three for comment.


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