Maya Jama grins for a selfie with Simon Cowell as host of his new ITV talent show Walk The Line

Maya Jama grins for a selfie with Simon Cowell as host of his new ITV talent show Walk The Line


Maya Jama grins for a selfie with Simon Cowell as she’s confirmed as host of his new ITV talent show Walk The Line… and gushes that it is ‘a dream’ to work with the music mogul


Maya Jama is about to host Simon Cowell‘s new TV talent show Walk The Line – and took to Instagram on Tuesday to rejoice her new gig.

The former Radio 1 DJ, 27, was introduced as the presenter of the new sequence, which sees Simon check out a new format following his determination to shelve The X Factor indefinitely.

Maya uploaded a snap of her and Simon, 61, grinning in a selfie, seemingly taken at one of his properties within the states due to the palm-tree-laden, sun-drenched coastal backdrop.

Cheshire cats: Maya Jama is set to host Simon Cowell's new TV talent show Walk The Line - and took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate her new gig

Cheshire cats: Maya Jama is about to host Simon Cowell’s new TV talent show Walk The Line – and took to Instagram on Tuesday to rejoice her new gig

She penned within the excitable caption: ‘GOOD NEWS GANG! From watching talent reveals made by this man rising as much as internet hosting one myself on large bloody ITV is actually a dream!

‘I do not wanna get all deep on right here however the journey has been a mad one & I’m so so grateful for the chance and excited for this subsequent chapter.

‘Walk The Line… coming soooon… brb gna scream off my balcony [sic]’

Walk The Line is a excessive octane sequence providing music acts a probability to win a life altering prize pot of £500,000.  

At the helm: The former Radio 1 DJ, 27, was announced as the presenter of the new series on Tuesday

At the helm: The former Radio 1 DJ, 27, was introduced as the presenter of the new sequence on Tuesday

New format: The musical acts - be they soloists, duos, bands, or choirs - will take to the stage to perform for the nation, as well as Simon Cowell [pictured last month at America's Got Talent] and a panel of judges to be confirmed in due course

New format: The musical acts – be they soloists, duos, bands, or choirs – will take to the stage to carry out for the nation, as nicely as Simon Cowell [pictured last month at America’s Got Talent] and a panel of judges to be confirmed in the end

The musical acts – be they soloists, duos, bands, or choirs – will take to the stage to carry out for the nation, as nicely as Simon Cowell and a panel of judges to be confirmed in the end.

But to win the cash, talent alone is not sufficient – the contestants will want nerves of metal as they decide whether or not to money out or bodily Walk The Line and danger all of it to remain within the competitors.

Maya mentioned in an ITV press launch on Tuesday: ‘If somebody mentioned to me, describe your dream job. It could be this!

‘I actually could not be extra excited to be working with Syco, Lifted Entertainment and the unimaginable workforce at ITV on Walk The Line.’

Slew of credentials: She set a new record as the youngest ever host of the MOBO Awards, has hosted the EE BAFTA film red carpet and ITV's Brit Awards Backstage show, as well as Stand up to Cancer and Comic Relief [pictured at Wireless Festival last weekend]

Slew of credentials: She set a new file as the youngest ever host of the MOBO Awards, has hosted the EE BAFTA movie pink carpet and ITV’s Brit Awards Backstage show, as nicely as Stand as much as Cancer and Comic Relief [pictured at Wireless Festival last weekend]

New direction: Walk The Line sees Simon try out a new format following his decision to shelve The X Factor indefinitely [pictured with Leona Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger during the last ever episode of the show in 2019]

New path: Walk The Line sees Simon check out a new format following his determination to shelve The X Factor indefinitely [pictured with Leona Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger during the last ever episode of the show in 2019]

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment mentioned: ‘Maya is an thrilling talent who brings a contemporary power, star energy and stellar credentials to Walk The Line.

‘We’re wanting ahead to working with her and introducing this good new format to viewers later in 2021!’

Maya has a slew of credentials: She set a new file as the youngest ever host of the MOBO Awards, has hosted the EE BAFTA movie pink carpet and ITV’s Brit Awards Backstage show, as nicely as Stand as much as Cancer and Comic Relief.

She has offered Save Our Summer and Glow Up, is a common on Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Goggle Box and on the panel of ITV’s award profitable show Don’t Hate The Playaz, and has lately made her appearing debut as Brenda in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix sequence The Duchess.

The show is believed to be capturing via the autumn, with broadcast set for later within the yr. 

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