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Maya Jama reacts to video of man checking her out in Love Island live final

Claire Reid

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Maya Jama has responded after a bloke was spotted checking her out while presenting the Love Island final.

The popular ITV dating show came to close on Monday (31 July), with Sammy Root and Jess Harding claiming the top spot, followed by Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki and then Ella Thomas and Tyrique Hyde.

Presenter Jama was on-hand to announce the winners live on ITV2 - and during one segment it seems one audience was impressed by what he saw.

In the clip, Jama, who looked stunning in a black dress with a thigh-high split, walked through the packed-out audience, while a man in a black t-shirt can be seen keeping his eyes closely on the 28-year-old before quickly looking up and down her body. I can only assume he forgot about the camera on him at the time.

The man can be seen taking a cheeky look at Maya Jama. Credit: ITV
The man can be seen taking a cheeky look at Maya Jama. Credit: ITV

Unfortunately for the bloke, the moment has since gone viral after it was shared on Twitter with the caption: “A cheeky look on national TV.”

The clip has since come to the attention of Jama, who seemed to find the whole thing pretty funny.

Quote-tweeting the clip, the presenter added a string of four crying-laughing emojis.


The final episode was hit with several hiccups, including a broken autocue and one couple’s ‘best bits’ clip package being skipped entirely.

But Jama managed to keep calm under pressure and took to Instagram where she commented on the pressure of a knackered autocue and revealed she was ‘so excited’ for the reunion show due to air at the weekend.

Posting to her Instagram Stories, Jama wrote: “Just watched back the final and so cute. Also had my first live autocue going down situation and I am bloody proud of the way I handled it (presenters will know how much of a madness that is). Sooo excited for the reunion on Sunday.”

Maya Jama has reacted to the man checking her out. Credit: Twitter/@MayaJama
Maya Jama has reacted to the man checking her out. Credit: Twitter/@MayaJama

Her calm demeanour was praised by viewers, with one fan taking to Twitter to say: “Thank you for two incredible series this year @MayaJama you did amazing and she handles live TV like the absolute pro she is, my nerves would be gone."

While another added: "Maya handling these glitches like a pro @MayaJama unreal.”

Jama took over hosting duties on the dating show this year, replacing Laura Whitmore who was at the helm for two years.

Whitmore was given the role in 2020, following the tragic death of original Love Island host Caroline Flack.

Topics: Maya Jama, ITV, TV and Film, Love Island

Claire Reid
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