Maya Jama wins rave reviews for her debut episode hosting Love Island: Aftersun 


Maya Jama has been lauded for her role as the new Love Island host in her debut episode presenting Aftersun.

The presenter, 28, took over the role from Laura Whitmore this year and has received rave reviews from fans.

Viewers took to Twitter after the first episode of Aftersun to praise Maya for her natural charm and for making the spinoff show much more entertaining.

High praise: Maya Jama has been lauded for her role as the new Love Island host in her debut episode presenting Aftersun

One wrote: ‘The way Maya Jama understands the assignment & adding Indiyah & Sam to the mix who have great chemistry with each other Aftersun has actually been enjoyable #LoveIsland’ 

Another echoed: ‘Maya Jama please let us breathe. You really stepped into this role and said “Laura who?” Because this pink ensemble is EVERYTHING #LoveIsland #LoveIslandAftersun’.

A third agree, saying: ‘I know it’s already been said but it can’t be said enough… Maya Jama was MADE for this role. #LoveIsland #LoveIslandAftersun’

Smashing it: The presenter, 28, took over the role from Laura Whitmore this year and has received rave reviews from fans

Smashing it: The presenter, 28, took over the role from Laura Whitmore this year and has received rave reviews from fans

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While a fourth added: ‘I think we can all agree @MayaJama has been by far the highlight of this season’s #LoveIsland. her becoming the new host is the best thing to happen to the show in years! #Aftersun’

A fifth wrote: ‘I love Maya Jama hosting, she has so much chemistry with the audience, panel and islanders, she’s killing it #loveisland #loveislandaftersun’.

And someone else tweeted: ‘maya jama is such a brilliant, natural presenter – that’s the first time i’ve enjoyed aftersun in a loooong time #LoveIsland #loveislandaftersun’.

Maya looked incredible on the show, opting for a bold hot pink dress with a daring cutout that showed some serious skin.

Her toned stomach was on full display in the revealing off-the-shoulder number, which she paired with matching pink high heels.

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Rave reviews: Viewers took to Twitter after the first episode of Aftersun to praise Maya for her natural charm and for making the spinoff show much more entertaining

Rave reviews: Viewers took to Twitter after the first episode of Aftersun to praise Maya for her natural charm and for making the spinoff show much more entertaining

It comes after it was revealed Maya is currently winning in the TV world as Love Island bosses granted her 50 percent more airtime than previous host Laura, 37.

After just four episodes, Maya had already been featured in the hit TV show for 19 minutes and 55 seconds.

In the same episode of the last series, Laura had only clocked up 13 minutes and 26 seconds.

Winning! It comes after it was revealed Maya is currently winning in the TV world as Love Island bosses granted her 50 percent more airtime than previous host Laura, 37

Winning! It comes after it was revealed Maya is currently winning in the TV world as Love Island bosses granted her 50 percent more airtime than previous host Laura, 37

Debates over the host’s timeframes on set have been about since Caroline Flack, 40, first began presenting Love Island in 2015.

Laura’s husband, Iain Stirling, 34, even made a joke during the Love Island series.

And during episode one, Iain could be heard on the voiceover cracking a joke by saying, ‘She could’ve just sent a text, but we wanted to get our money’s worth out of that return flight to Cape Town.’

Ex-host: After just four episodes, Maya had already been featured in the hit TV show for 19 minutes. In the same episode of the last series, Laura had only clocked up 13 minutes

Ex-host: After just four episodes, Maya had already been featured in the hit TV show for 19 minutes. In the same episode of the last series, Laura had only clocked up 13 minutes

And Maya doesn’t plan to stop there because, according to The Sun, Maya has said she intends to visit the new South African villa as often as she possibly can.

However, she has also stated that she will be in London each Sunday to present Love Island’s spin-off show Aftersun.

Maya became the host of this year’s Love Island after Laura quit the show just after three series due to the struggle of the travelling hours now that she is a new mum.

Most watched: It's been suggested that producers plan to keep Maya on the show for a while as she's 'now a major TV force to be reckoned with'

Most watched: It’s been suggested that producers plan to keep Maya on the show for a while as she’s ‘now a major TV force to be reckoned with’

It’s been suggested that producers plan to keep Maya on the show for a while as she’s ‘now a major TV force to be reckoned with’.

Industry expert Jonathan Shalit explained to Daily Mail: ‘Maya is quite simply fantastic – a true star and now a household name.

‘She has nailed the role of Love Island host totally and shown herself to be a world A-list star.

‘She is now a major TV force to be reckoned with.’

Meanwhile, a source added that the ‘electric’ launch was stuff that ‘a marketeer’s dreams are made of’ and will no doubt see plenty of people rushing to watch the ITV2 show on catch-up.