Maya Jama breaks silence on future as Love Island host after impressing fans

Maya Jama confirmed she will be presenting Love Island when it returns this summer.

The 28-year-old took over from Laura Whitmore for the ITV2 dating show's second ever winter series and became an instant hit with fans.

Speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show on Friday (March 10), Maya revealed all she could about the upcoming summer series.

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"I'm going to be doing the summer one," she told Jonathan, 62. "It starts in… summer," she joked.

Discussing the pressure she felt after landing her role on the show, she explained: "I was so nervous. Obviously it’s a very big show, everyone watches it, everyone’s got an opinion.

"Quite a lot of people online were like, ‘We want Maya to host’. So it felt a bit like, I don’t want to let anyone down.

"I don’t want it to be like, ‘You guys wanted me to do it and now I’m s***’. So I felt that pressure, and to get the slow-motion walk right…"

Giving an insight into her infamous walk-in scenes, the TV star revealed they are often filmed more than three times.

"You do a normal strut about three or four times. You have to ‘sexy it up’ a little bit," she said.

The radio DJ added: "Me and my friends the night before I went had a big girls’ night and they were like ‘OK, show us how you’re going to walk.'

"As soon as I got there and the camera crew was there, I was like, ‘I can’t do it’, but you do it four or five times and they choose the best."

The final of Love Island is on Monday (March 13) and the brunette bombshell discussed which couple she would like to see crowned winners.

"I’ve got to be really neutral don’t I? I’m not allowed to have favourites," the star said. "I really like Shaq just because he’s a hopeless romantic and he’s very cute and so in love.

She added: "But then I also like Tom and Samie, they’re really fun and Tom’s gone on a journey.”

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