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12th Oct 2022

Maya Jama finally confirmed as new Love Island host

Charlie Herbert

Maya jama announced as new love island host

Maya Jama will make her debut as host for the winter Love Island series in early 2023

Maya Jama has been confirmed as the new host of Love Island, ITV has announced.

Laura Whitmore announced that the summer series this year would be her final one as host of the ITV2 show, and there has been speculation over who would be taking over from her ever since.

Returning to South Africa for the first of two series next year, lovestruck singletons will be guided through the twists and turns of coupling up in the iconic surroundings by the brand new host.

Maya said: “I’ve always been such a massive Love Island fan and I’m so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favourite shows! I can’t wait to get into the Villa to meet all of the Islanders.”

Director of Reality Programming & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe & CITV, Paul Mortimer said: “Finding a new host to follow the wonderful Laura Whitmore was never going to be easy.

“In Maya Jama though, we have another high profile fan of the show who’ll be a great addition to the Love Island family.

“Cool, charming and charismatic, I speak for us all when I say Maya will also bring a unique presenting style to the show, as did Laura and, of course, the very much missed Caroline Flack. We’re very pleased to have her on board.”

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