Maya Jama is replacing Stacey Dooley as host of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star.
It has been confirmed that Maya, 26, will host the third series of the BBC Three reality show, following Stacey’s departure.
The former Radio 1 DJ said: ‘I absolutely love Glow Up and can’t wait to join the family! I’m obsessed with makeup and creating different looks- it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to see what the MUAs get up to.’
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, said: ‘It’s brilliant to welcome Maya to the BBC Three family for Glow Up – a show we really love which continues to grow in popularity.
‘She is an ideal choice as the new host with a longstanding interest and passion for the industry and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the new series.’
Melissa Brown, Wall To Wall Executive Producer, added: “We’re hugely excited to welcome Maya. She brings with her bundles of energy, lots of fun and a genuine interest in the world of make-up.
‘Series three will build on the massive success of series two with an incredible cast and exciting challenges, with access to the world’s biggest film sets and brands.’
Stacey, 33, confirmed in October that scheduling conflicts with her new show This Is MY House meant that she would not be returning for the third series of Glow Up.
The journalist and Strictly winner tweeted: ‘I won’t be able to be a part of Glow Up, series 3. It was such an utter delight to work alongside Dom and Val. Total stars.
‘And of course, a real treat to meet the artists, and appreciate their creativity! It’s a show v close to my heart, and I wish everyone involved in the next gig, all the love in the world.’
While there’s new blood on the show, industry icons Val Garland and Dominic Skinner will be returning as series judges.
Glow Up is the search for the next big star in the make-up industry, and whittles down 10 MUAs make up artists) through creative tasks until one is crowned winner.
After a successful first series in 2019, Glow Up returned in May 2020 and a third series was soon commissioned.
As well as hosting Glow Up, Maya will be seen on another BBC Three hit this year, as she has been confirmed as a guest judge for the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Glow Up series three will air later this year.
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