Maya Jama lands ‘dream job’ alongside Simon Cowell

MAYA JAMA says she has landed her “dream job” on a new ITV show Walk The Line – working alongside talent competition legend Simon Cowell.  

The 27-year-old broadcaster will present the new ITV show Walk The Line which debuts on ITV and ITV Hub later this year, according to show bosses.  

“If someone said to me, describe your dream job. It would be this!,” she said.  



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“I literally couldn’t be more excited to be working with Syco, Lifted Entertainment and the incredible team at ITV on Walk The Line.” 

Walk The Line is a high-octane series offering music acts a chance to win a life changing prize pot of £500,000.  

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 and a panel of judges to be confirmed in due course.  

Maya joins Simon Cowell on the new format, which is co-produced and co-developed by Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios. 

A spokesperson for ITV said: “Maya Jama is one of the hardest working and most exciting presenters in the industry.  

“She set a new record as the youngest ever host of the MOBO Awards, she hosted the EE BAFTA film red carpet, ITV’s Brit Awards Backstage show, Stand up to Cancer and Comic Relief.  

“She’s recently been on TV screens presenting Save Our Summer and Glow Up.  

“She’s a regular on Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Goggle Box and on the panel of ITV’s award winning show Don’t Hate the Playaz.  

“She then recently made her acting debut as Brenda in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series ‘The Duchess’.” 

To win the money, talent alone isn’t enough – show contestants will need nerves of steel as they determine whether to cash out or physically Walk The Line and risk it all to stay in the competition. 

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s head of entertainment, said: “Maya is an exciting talent who brings a fresh energy, star power and stellar credentials to Walk The Line. 

“We’re looking forward to working with her and introducing this brilliant new format to viewers later in 2021.” 

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