Love Island producers reportedly adjusted the format of the ITV show to keep Maya Jama from taking extra flights.
ITV was reportedly’mortified’ when the former BBC Radio One broadcaster made many excursions back to the UK from South Africa during filming last year.
Maya and her ‘glam squad’ are alleged to have travelled 12,000 miles roundtrip to present only 10 minutes of Love Island, raising concerns among producers about the show’s carbon footprint.
According to reports, ITV executives have changed the show such that Maya is no longer allowed to fly back while the show is on.
A source told the Daily Mail: ‘ITV was mortified when it became apparent Maya had been jetting across the globe with her hairdresser, make-up artist and stylist.
‘This year there is no chance of her being able to go anywhere.’
A spokesperson for ITV told Metro.co.uk: ‘Love Island aims to achieve the highest standards of sustainability both on and off screen and our efforts have been recognised by achieving Bafta’s ‘albert Certification’ standard, which is a requirement for all ITV shows.”
‘We are entirely committed to tackling climate change and championing sustainability, and we always seek to influence our audience on how to live life in a sustainable way, through initiatives such as our pre-loved fashion partnership and reusable water bottles.”
‘Additionally, this series, the Love Island Villa location generates its own electricity via solar panels and wherever possible we use local crews and local suppliers to lower our carbon footprint.’
Maya routinely shares her flying experiences with her 3 million Instagram followers, including the amazing meals she fills herself with on long-haul flights.
Last October, she also tweeted the most heartfelt welcome home ever from her boyfriend Stormzy, who picked her up at the airport after she had been abroad.
A short clip posted on Maya’s Instagram showed the Vossi Bop waiting beside his car clutching onto a picture of her bombshell Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaign and a sign that read ‘Maya Jama #1 fan’.
Maya is now hosting the spin-off Love Island: All Stars, which has seen previous Islanders, like Georgia Steel, return to the villa for another chance at true love.
Love Island All Stars continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.