Maya Jama advises new Love Island contestants not to ‘lock themselves up’ by falling in love on the first day
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Maya Jama has warned the newest batch of Love Islanders not to fall in love on their first day in the villa. The Love Island host, 28, from Bristol, has encouraged the show’s 2023 stars to adopt a strategic approach and to play the field.
“When they lock themselves up right away, I’m like, ‘No, you’ve got so much time, know everybody’. “Don’t fall in love on the first day. But if you do, fantastic, you might just end up making it to the end,” Maya told The Mirror.
Maya, who is rumoured to have reunited with her ex-boyfriend, rapper Stormzy, admitted that she would hold out on committing to anyone too soon if she was on the show
She went on to reveal that she wants to be seen as the supportive big sister,and confessed that she’s been practising the Gen Z lingo, so she can keep up with the younger islanders.
Maya, who hosted her first series of the show earlier this year, has been dubbed “Mystic Maya” after she introduced an astrology segment on spin-off show Aftersun. Opening up on the topic, she said she keeps crystals beside her bed, which she believes helps her to maintain good energy.
She said: “I don’t actually know what each means but I know they are supposed to be good energy, and like, clearing of bad… whatever it is. Will you see the return of Mystic Maya? I don’t know. We tried it, didn’t we? The thing is, I love star signs, but not everyone else does.”
Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 5th June on ITV2 and ITVX.