Love Island's Maya Jama cuts romantic holiday only to be dealt last-minute blow

Maya Jama fans convinced she's engaged to Stormzy as she shares rare gushing post
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Love Island host Maya Jama was all set for a surprise twist in the show's latest episode, but ITV bosses had other plans. The stunning 29 year old presenter, who recently wowed at Paris Fashion Week alongside her beau Stormzy, had to cut her romantic getaway short and jet back to Majorca.

Maya, who swapped radio for TV stardom, was ready to oversee another dramatic elimination on the hit reality series. But, in a last-minute change of heart, producers decided to let the island drama unfold without interference, following an intense 'suck and blow' challenge that aired on Thursday night.

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Maya Jama was announced as Love Island presenter in 2022 -Credit:INSTAGRAM

A source spilled the beans to The Sun, saying: "Following the explosive suck and blow game on Wednesday - shown on Thursday night - basically there is so much going on with the Islanders, execs decided to just let it all play out."

"Introducing Maya into the scenario with the results of the dumping felt like we'd be interrupting a load of drama while it was in full swing so we tore up the schedule," the insider explained.

Wednesday's episode left viewers on the edge of their seats as they voted for their favourite couples, putting those with the fewest votes at risk of being dumped from the island.

However, some fans were left feeling disappointed when the voting results weren't revealed the next day. Thursday night's Love Island left fans in a state of confusion, causing quite the commotion on Twitter as one viewer complained: "There was a voting yesterday but did they get to it today??"

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Joey and Grace are facing the public vote along with the other couples -Credit:ITV/REX/Shutterstock

While another grumbled: "The episodes about to end so that means we won't see the voting results this episode. This episode has been very boring like where are the producers???"

Drama unfolded in the Love Island villa during an intense game of suck and blow, with Ayo getting a cold shoulder from Mimii after he leaned in for a kiss with Uma, despite their previous romantic spark fizzling out when Uma's eye wandered to new lad Will.

It's now been confirmed that Maya will be returning to the villa in Sunday night's episode to inform the couples of the public's decision, as they were asked to vote for their favourite couples.

New bombshells Matilda and Konnor were immune from the vote, as they are yet to couple up with another Islander.