Love Island 2023: Maya Jama ‘quits’ BBC Three makeup series Glow Up after success on ITV dating show

Love Island host has ‘quit’ her presenting role on makeup competition Glow Up
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Maya Jama has seemingly quit her role as host on BBC Three‘s Glow Up after her Love Island success.

The Love Island presenter, 28, from Bristol, has been presenting Glow Up alongside celebrity makeup artist Val Garland and Dominic Skinner after taking over from Stacey Dooley in season three. The brunette beauty fronted the show while aspiring artists competed to become Britain’s next makeup star.

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She has now reportedly quit her role as host for the BBC Three makeup competition series, after proving popular with viewers of ITV’s Love Island.

According to The Sun an insider said: "It was a really difficult decision but she’s going to be really busy doing two series of Love Island this year, and couldn’t make it work.

“She’s also gone down such a storm on Love Island that demand for her has gone through the roof and her diary outside of filming the show is absolutely jam-packed.

“The BBC were gutted to lose her and are now on the hunt for her replacement”.

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Glow Up has launched the careers of Ellis Atlantis, Ophelia Liu, Sophie Baverstock and Yong-chin Breslin, who have been winners of the show.

The makeup competiton sees contestants face a different challenge each week from fashion shows to global beauty advertisements. Guest judges have included photographer Rankin, makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and Cate Hall who is makeup artist for Netflix series The Crown.

Maya’s success continues to grow after taking over the role from previous host Laura Whitmore with Maya having 50% more screen time than Laura.

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This comes after ITV2 After Sun reported ratings have soared with 1.82 million viewers, compared to 1.51 million viewers watching Love Island.

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Maya has said that she will visit the Love Island Villa as often as possible which will come as good news for viewers who in previous series have questioned where the host is.

Fans have said that Maya is the best thing to have happened to Love Island in recent years.

Love Island continues tonight on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm

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