Maya Jama Makes 'Difficult Decision' To Quit BBC Radio 1 Job
Maya Jama has announced that she will be leaving her job as the host of a BBC Radio 1 weekly show from June.
The 25-year-old joined the weekend line-up back in 2018, presenting shows on Friday and Saturday mornings.
In a tweet, she said:
(1) My loveess :heart: I've made the very difficult decision not to continue my Radio 1 contract from June, As you know I have been juggling & There are a lot of exciting commitments happening that would mean I'm not able to dedicate the time needed to my weekly radio show..
- Maya Jama (@MayaJama) May 15, 2020
She went on to add: "I've loved every moment of my time at Radio 1 and I would like to thank the team for their hard work and friendship during the last two years.
"It's been a JOURNEY, Thanks to all you cuties that tuned into the show every weekend, it was so great to hear that we have been getting the largest proportion of under 35s tuning in for our on-demand show on BBC Sounds. So we are going out with a bang! Love youuuuu listeners."
Lorna Clarke, BBC Controller of Popular Music, thanked the presenter for 'all her commitment and hard work' and wished her the best for the future.
View this post on InstagramWalk it like I talk it..:ok_woman:♀️:radio: LIVE UNTIL 3pm SAY ELLO
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Fans haven't taken the news very well, with one writing: "Could 2020 get any worse?" Another added: "Trust me this is a little depressing, but I think we will hear more from her soon. Sounds like a blessing in disguise for her next step."
A third wrote: "Gutted @MayaJama is leaving Radio1. Made working Saturdays bearable."
Thank you to @MayaJama for all your amazing work at Radio 1. :radio:
Wishing Maya all of the luck for her future adventures. :heart: pic.twitter.com/IEyryniXxP
- BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) May 15, 2020
Another wished her well for her future endeavours, saying: "Best of luck for your future commitments!! The best is yet to come!"
According to the BBC, Maya's final show was already broadcast on 3 May.
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