Loose Women are said to be keen to add Maya Jama to their roster of permanent panellists after she proved a huge hit with viewers following her appearance on the show on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old TV presenter, who is dating grime artist Stormzy, is said to have impressed ITV bosses with her stories of sex parties and being catfished, and they believe she is exactly what is needed to keep the show current.
“Everyone loved Maya and Loose Women bosses are seriously considering making her a fulltime panellist,” a source told The Sun Online.
And despite her young age, producers are said to be confident that her life experiences will make up for the fact that she is younger than other panellists.
“She’s much younger than the other women but with the amount of life experience she’s already had, her openness and intelligence, she can clearly make a huge contribution to an array of topics,” the source added.
During her stint on the show, Stormzy’s girlfriend discussed a number of topics, including being ‘catfished’ in an internet chat room when she was 14-years-old, and a sex party she attended for work purposes.
Sitting alongside Andrea McLean, Penny Lancaster and Janet Street-Porter, Maya recalled the time she went undercover to Killing Kittens for a 2016 documentary, Swipe Right For Sex.
She said, “At first I was super sceptical about it and I thought this is going to be so strange. There’s not like a sudden bell of ‘it’s time to go’.
“Slowly someone in the corner will start kissing and somebody over there will have their top off, and somebody’s in the pool. (It was) pretty much (an orgy).”
Viewers were quick to sing her praises on Twitter, with one writing: “@MayaJama Loving you on #loosewomen You are like a breath of fresh air. Clever intelligent woman.”
So who Is Maya Jama?
[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BZO0JvnlDfc/?hl=en&taken-by=mayajama[/instagram]Maya Jama is a Bristolian presenter of Somali and Swedish descent. She was named after civil-rights activist and poet Maya Angelou.
She moved to London aged 16 with the hopes of becoming an actress but instead set up her own YouTube channel which landed her a job as a presenter for JumpOff TV.
She has hosted MTV Base show,The Wrap Up, MTV Essentials and MTV News. She is currently one of the presenters on ITV’s new Saturday night show, Cannonball, which sees contestants compete in water-based challenges.
She also hosts a radio show on RinseFM.
Stormzy and Maya Jama
Maya and grime star Stormzy secretly dated for a year and half before slowly going public with their relationship in 2016.
Maya doesn’t call him by his stage name or even his real name, Michael Omari. Instead she has a pet name for him, Mals.
The rapper dedicated his song Birthday Girl to Maya on her 22nd birthday, something which she said was a “great present because it will last forever.”
There could be wedding bells in Maya’s future after Stormzy told the Sunday Mirror that he’s ready to propose.