The wait is over! Love Island: All Stars is here, with a line-up of familiar faces ready to find love on TV a second time, and Maya Jama will be returning to host the show, delivering some of the biggest bombshells and watching iconic moments play out.


Maya made her Love Island presenting debut back in 2023, for the show's winter season, which saw Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan crowned the winners of the dating show.

She took over from Laura Whitmore, who stepped down from the role in 2022 after three seasons.

Maya certainly proved a hit with Love Island fans, so as we gear up for another winter of love, here's what you need to know about the TV star.

Who is Maya Jama?

Maya Jama wearing a red dress. She has one hadn't on her hip and the other on her leg
Maya Jama. ITV

Age: 29

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Maya Jama is a TV presenter, radio presenter and DJ. Originally from Bristol, Maya moved to London in 2012 to pursue a career in media first as an actress, before moving into TV presenting and modelling.

Jama made her presenting debut as a teenager, presenting the weekly music video countdown on JumpOff TV, and later worked for Sky UK on TRACE Sports.

Since then, she's gone on to build quite an impressive CV.

She co-presented Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer alongside former footballer Peter Crouch and Alex Horne, and is the presenter of the BBC Three competition Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, which she joined from season 3.

The 28-year-old also presented MTV's True Love or True Lies, and she hosted the first season of The Circle with Alice Levine on Channel 4, before Emma Willis took over.

What has Maya said about Love Island: All Stars?

Much like the rest of us, Maya Jama is incredibly excited about Love Island: All Stars, telling ITV that it "feels amazing" to be presenting the first All Stars series.

"It's a new show so it feels amazing," she said in a Q&A with ITV. "I've watched Love Island since series 1, so I know them all. There are some favourites, and some big characters that maybe didn't get as much time to shine as they could have because they jones later on, so I think this is going to be a really incredible series."

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For Maya, she is most excited to see the returning islanders "grown up and how they may have changed or evolved since we last them on screen".

She continued: "I'm interested to see if their energy has changed, will they be wilder or more tame since their original series? I also think seeing the dynamic between Islanders from so many different series coming together will be fun. All the drama and the potential couples that will come out of it, it's exciting."

Love Island: All Stars starts on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX on Monday 15th January 2024 at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.


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