‘It’s everywhere I go’: Maya Jama quizzed by US immigration for surprising reason ahead of Love Island launch

Love Island’s Maya Jama has revealed the unusual reason she was stopped in a US airport
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Maya Jama has revealed the surprising reason why she was quizzed by airport immigration officials during her recent travels to America. The Love Island host, 28, from Bristol, is currently in Majorca preparing to host her second series of Love Island, as the ITV2 show is set to return to our screens next week.

The former radio host has been jetting off to various exotic destinations over the last few months, and has shared snaps in China, Thailand, Cannes and the US. After one such trip, Maya revealed that she was stopped by immigration officers, as she arrived into New York, with one excited airport worker grilling her on Love Island.

After nine series, Love Island has managed to gain millions of fans around the world including famous faces like Margot Robbie, Paris Hilton, and Maya’s ex, Stormzy. Maya told The Sun: "It’s not even celebrities, it’s just everywhere I go."

She continued: “I was in the airport recently going to America and the woman at immigration was telling me how much she loved the show. She was asking me questions about all of the Islanders.I wasn’t asked any questions about why I was in the country, but instead everything that went down in the last series.”

Maya Jama was quizzed by US immigration officers for a surprising reason. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ ITV/loveisland)Maya Jama was quizzed by US immigration officers for a surprising reason. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ ITV/loveisland)
Maya Jama was quizzed by US immigration officers for a surprising reason. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ ITV/loveisland)

It’s only been two months since the winter edition of the show wrapped in South Africa, but the show’s bosses have already teased the line-up of new Islanders heading into the villa. A Coronation Street star’s daughter, a deaf footballer, a top model and a lip filler expert are set to step into the Majorca villa.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Maya revealed a shock twist for the new series, which will shake up the first batch of singletons that enter the villa next Monday. The Love Island host revealed: "A very big surprise, the public has all the power…so, for the first episode, you guys are going to decide who couples up, you vote, and then we listen. It’s a big decision to make, as soon as you see them."

Fans are able to vote for the singletons that they want to ‘couple up’ by voting for free on the Love Island app. Voting will open on Thursday 1 June  at 8am, and close at 9pm on Friday evening, 2 June.

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 5th June on ITV2 and ITVX.