Maya Jama congratulates AJ Odudu and Will Best after her 4Music co-stars are announced as Big Brother hosts

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Maya Jama worked on 4Music before she became known as the host of Love Island.

Maya Jama has rejoiced following the announcement that her former work colleagues at 4Music, AJ Odudu and Will Best will be the new Big Brother hosts.

The Love Island host, 28, from Bristol, took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to gush over the news that AJ had shared on her own account just moments earlier.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Maya penned the caption: “YES YES YES @ajadudu @iamwillbest Iconic and necessary 🔥 4Music to here.”

Maya Jama is delighted AJ Odudu and Will Best will host Big Brother. (Photo Credit: Instagram/mayajama)Maya Jama is delighted AJ Odudu and Will Best will host Big Brother. (Photo Credit: Instagram/mayajama)
Maya Jama is delighted AJ Odudu and Will Best will host Big Brother. (Photo Credit: Instagram/mayajama)

The trio previously worked together as presenters on the entertainment news and gossip show, Trending Live! on the 4Music music channel.

Since then they have individually excelled in different ventures, AJ, 35, has presented The Voice UK, The Big Breakfast, and Married at First Sight UK: Afters. She also previously co-presented Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.

AJ most recently presented the Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Handover and Allocation Draw, alongside Rylan Clark, who also previously presented Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

AJ and Maya have remained close friends since 4Music, and are regularly spotted partying together. They were recently snapped enjoying a girls trip to New York.

Rimmel London had revealed their first set of photos with Maya Jama as their global brand ambassador. (Photo Credit: Getty)Rimmel London had revealed their first set of photos with Maya Jama as their global brand ambassador. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Rimmel London had revealed their first set of photos with Maya Jama as their global brand ambassador. (Photo Credit: Getty)

Will Best, 38, previously presented Got to Dance: Auditions Uncut, a spin-off of the dancing competition Got to Dance. He then went on to co-present ITV talent Dance Dance Dance alongside Alesha Dixon, as well as serving as a regular panellist on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.

The new presenters of Big Brother will share hosting duties of the main show, as well as give  a nightly live debrief programme, in which ITV says they will “debate all the hot topics inside the house.”

Posting on Instagram today, AJ wrote: “This is not a drill! I’m beyond excited to finally be able to say that, I am hosting Big Brother!

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“I couldn’t be more ecstatic to front such an iconic show and to do it alongside my amazing friend @iamwillbest is the icing on the cake. Get ready to be obsessed! Big Brother House, I’m coming to get you! 🎉”

Maya took to the comments section in support of her long-term friend, writing: “LESSSSBE AVIN YA.”

The term is often used by Liverpool fans as a method of encouragement and AJ has been heard saying it herself on many occasions.

Will shared a similar post, writing:  “I’m hosting BIG BROTHER with my amazing mate @ajodudu. I grew up loving this show, so to host it, especially with AJ, is a dream come true.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.