BBC Radio 1 today announced a new weekend schedule for the station – with the signing of Maya Jama and others joining Radio 1 to host weekly shows.
Maya Jama will join Radio 1 to host Radio 1’s Greatest Hits on Saturdays (10am-1pm), and will also co-host with Scott Mills and Chris Stark Fridays, 1-4pm.
Hailing from Bristol, 23 year-old Maya landed her first TV job in 2014, presenting MTVbase show TheWrapUp. She has since hosted a string of other music TV shows across MTV, 4Music, Channel 4, ITV and Sky Arts. She has presented a radio show on Rinse FM, and recently hosted the red carpet for The BRITs 2018 Nominations Show.
Maya says: “I’m so happy to be presenting alongside Scott Mills on Fridays. I’m sure I can learn a thing or two from him and beyond excited to have my own show on Radio 1 every Saturday, I cannot wait to start!”
Following multiple stints as a presenting duo in 2017, Dev and Alice Levine will officially join forces to co-host Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast show (weekends, 6-10am). Celebrity MasterChef finalist Dev, and Alice who is about to embark on a world comedy tour will be waking up listeners from 17 March.
Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper says: “It’s brilliant to welcome the next generation of superstars to Radio 1… ”
Radio 1’s new weekend schedule kicks off on 24 February.