Maya Jama quits BBC Radio 1 after two years

‘It’s been a JOURNEY,’ the presenter wrote on Instagram

Louis Chilton
Friday 15 May 2020 16:13
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BBC Radio 1 presenter Maya Jama has announced she is leaving the station, having hosted a show since 2018.

Jama announced the news in an Instagram post. “My loveess,” she wrote. ”I’ve made the very difficult decision not to continue my Radio 1 contract from June.

“As you know I have been juggling & There are a lot of exciting commitments happening that would mean I’m not able to dedicate the time needed to my weekly radio show,” she continued.

“I’ve loved every moment of my time at Radio 1 and I would like to thank the team for their hard work and friendship during the last two years. It’s been a JOURNEY.”

The 25-year-old presenter broadcast for the final time as a weekend morning show host on Friday 3 May.

Jama added: “Thanks to all you cuties that tuned into the show every weekend, it was so great to hear that we have been getting the largest proportion of under 35s tuning in for our on-demand show on BBC Sounds. So we are going out with a bang! Love youuuuu listeners.”

A spokesperson for BBC Radio 1 wrote on Twitter: “We’d like to thank @MayaJama for all her commitment and hard work at Radio 1, and we wish her all the very best with her future.”

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