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‘She’s perfect’: Here’s what ex-Islanders have said about Maya Jama presenting the show

Loool Ikenna wishes he was on Love Island this year


Maya Jama made her Love Island debut on the first episode of winter Love Island 2023 and everyone has been in a constant state of awe ever since. As well as Love Island viewers being fans of the new presenter, former Islanders have been quick to share their praise for Maya, and rightfully so. Maya has only been in the villa twice and everyone finally understands why Stormzy wrote three songs about her. While you patiently wait for her to enter the villa again, here’s what former Islanders have had to say about Maya Jama:

Finley Tapp

Islanders about Maya Jama

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Winter Love Island 2020 winner Finley Tapp said that Maya Jama being the presenter would bring in a new and different audience. Speaking to the Daily Star, Finn said: “I think she’ll be brilliant, I think similar to Laura, everyone thought Laura would be brilliant when she went on to do an amazing job. So I think Maya will be just as good and I do think she will do really well for the show. I think there will be sort of a different audience that might start watching.”

Rachel Finni

Islanders about Maya Jama

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Former Islander Rachel Finni was quick to praise Maya Jama before she went in the villa and during. Speaking to The Mirror, Rachel said: “I was the number one advocate for Maya Jama hosting Love Island. You can see this anywhere and everywhere. She has so much personality. She’s young, she’s beautiful and relates to the cast in so many ways. How could she not be perfect?

“She will bring the big sister/best friend vibes that the show has lacked since Caroline Flack. I’m sure she’ll put a few Islanders in their place when needed too and I cannot wait.”

Indiyah Polack

Islanders about Maya Jama

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Indiyah said what we were all thinking when Maya Jama entered the villa. In a tweet, Indiyah said: “Maya??? Everyone is shaking!!” Everyone was indeed shaking because Maya pulled out all the stops when she entered the villa, truly making her debut.

Ikenna Ekwonna

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Ikenna from Love Island 2022 so desperately wished he was in this year’s cohort of Islanders because he was truly thirsting for Maya Jama during the launch episode. In a tweet, Ikenna said: “Who is going to stop me if I step forward for Maya?” Same bestie.

Amber Gill

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Love Island 2019 winner Amber Gill said she will make sure she tunes in for Love Island when Maya Jama is on because she is “perfect”. In a post to her Instagram story, she said: “I will watch when Maya’s on because the face, the outfits, the body, everything is just perfect.”

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