‘Where is she? I miss her!’: Love Island viewers gutted after new host Maya Jama is absent from show’s second episode – declaring the series ‘boring’ without her
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She made quite a splash as Love Island’s brand new host this week.
But viewers were left gutted after Maya Jama, 28, was absent from the show’s second episode on Tuesday – declaring the series ‘boring’ without her.
While the singeltons battled it out in their first challenge, Maya jetted back to London before returning to South Africa later this week.
Gutted: Love Island viewers were left gutted after new host Maya Jama, 28, was absent from the show’s second episode on Tuesday
Taking to Twitter one fan bemoaned: ‘Where was Maya Jama tonight I missed her’.
Another wrote: ‘Can we have a Love Island where there’s no contestants, just an hour of Maya Jama being Maya Jama please’.
While a third tweeted: ‘This is so boring, where’s Maya Jama’.
Busy bee: While the singeltons battled it out in their first challenge , Maya jetted back to London before returning to South Africa later this week
Fans in their droves asked where she was with one conjuring up his own alternative: ‘We need a plot twist where Maya Jama can somehow become a bombshell or something. We wanna see more’.
Maya took over hosting duties from Laura Whitmore and has become an instant hit with viewers.
Tuesday’s episode saw Tom Clare ruffle feathers during as he coupled up with Olivia Hawkins leaving Will Young single and at risk.
Gutted: Rushing to Twitter viewers declared the show ‘boring’ without the stunning star
The hunky footballer, 23, who was a late arrival into the South African villa, had all the power as he chose the stunning ring girl leaving Will vulnerable.
However, viewers were left less than impressed as they rushed to Twitter to say they felt bad for Will as Olivia didn’t ‘try to hide her smile when her name was called’.
Fans joked that the farmer needs to ‘smile through the pain’, as he was left sitting solo around the fire pit.
‘Controversial’: Tuesday’s episode saw Tom Clare ruffle feathers during as he coupled up with Olivia Hawkins leaving Will Young single and at risk
‘I just knew he’d pick Olivia… aww look at Will’s face, but come on, surely he knew that Tom would pick her…’ wrote one fan.
Another said: ‘Poor Will! Then you’ve got Olivia lowkey trying to hide her smile when Tom called her name.’
A third said: ‘Olivia trying not to act gassed that Tom picked her in front of Will and the Islanders.’
‘Poor Will’: The hunky footballer, 23, who was a late arrival into the South African villa, had all the power as he chose the stunning ring girl leaving Will (pictured) vulnerable
‘Ooh controversial move Tom going for Olivia, poor Will,’ a fourth penned.
Will and Olivia were coupled up after she was ditched by the popular hunk Kai Fagan, during the launch show.
The pair left fans cringing as they shared a toe-curling hug after being coupled up failing to convince viewers that they were a legitimate match, with many insisting that they had zero chemistry.
Love Island continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: David Salako
Occupation: Money adviser
Something not many people know about him: ‘I can sing, but I will never sing! I just haven’t got the confidence to do it.’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’
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