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Maya Jama LEAVES BBC Radio 1 weekend breakfast show

Maya Jama LEAVES BBC Radio 1: Star ‘makes difficult decision not to continue her contract’ after two years as breakfast host… with shock news coming a fortnight after her final show

  • The corporation confirmed on Friday afternoon that the star, 25, has ‘made the difficult decision not to continue her contract’ due to other commitments
  • Maya’s last broadcast was on Friday 3 May, with confirmation of her departure announced via press release two weeks later
  • BBC Controller Popular Music, Lorna Clarke said, ‘We’d like to thank Maya for all her commitment and work at Radio 1, and we wish her all the very bes’t’

Maya Jama is stepping down from her role as BBC Radio 1 Breakfast host. 

The corporation confirmed on Friday afternoon that the star, 25, has ‘made the difficult decision not to continue her contract’ due to other commitments.   

Maya said: ‘Thanks to all you cuties that tuned into the show. It was so great to hear that we have been getting the largest proportion of under 35s tuning in for our on-demand show via BBC Sounds. So we are going out with a bang! Love you.’ 

Gone: Maya Jama is stepping down from her role as BBC Radio 1 Breakfast host (pictured on May 2)

Gone: Maya Jama is stepping down from her role as BBC Radio 1 Breakfast host (pictured on May 2)

Maya, who joined the station in 2018, broadcast her final show on Friday 3 May. 

A press release read: ‘Exciting commitments later in the year mean that she is not able to dedicate the time needed to her show. 

‘She has loved every moment of her time at Radio 1 and would like to thank the team for their hard work and friendship during the last two years. ‘

BBC Controller Popular Music, Lorna Clarke said, ‘We’d like to thank Maya for all her commitment and work at Radio 1, and we wish her all the very best with her future.’

Later on Friday, Maya shared an Instagram post, in which she penned: ‘My lovees. I’ve made the very difficult decision not to continue my Radio 1 contract from June…

Announcement: Later on Friday, Maya shared an Instagram post, in which she penned: 'My lovees. I've made the very difficult decision not to continue my Radio 1 contract from June'

Announcement: Later on Friday, Maya shared an Instagram post, in which she penned: ‘My lovees. I’ve made the very difficult decision not to continue my Radio 1 contract from June’

Gone: Maya, who joined the station in 2018, broadcast her final show on Friday 3 May

Gone: Maya, who joined the station in 2018, broadcast her final show on Friday 3 May

‘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. I’ve loved every moment of my time at Radio 1…

‘I would like to thank the team for their hard work and friendship during the last two years. It’s been a JOURNEY, 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’.

Back then: Maya shared an image of her temporary pass in December

Back then: Maya shared an image of her temporary pass in December 

Radio 1 has a temporary schedule in place during the coronavirus crisis with a smaller number of presenters rotating each week. Jordan North and Dev & Alice will be continuing to cover Weekend Morning on Radio 1, on rotation. 

The news of Maya’s departure comes shortly after it was revealed that she had landed a frontwoman role on her BBC3 show Ibiza Dreams. 

The show is described as: ‘Follow an ambitious group of young Brits as they embark on a transformational summer: living, working and playing on Ibiza.’ 

New things to come: The news of Maya's departure comes shortly after it was revealed that she had landed a frontwoman role on her BBC3 show Ibiza Dreams

New things to come: The news of Maya’s departure comes shortly after it was revealed that she had landed a frontwoman role on her BBC3 show Ibiza Dreams

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