Love Island fans claim that Maya Jama YA has been inside the villa more times during her debut episode than former host Laura Whitmore has during an entire series.

Monday night was the debut episode of the new series hosted by Maya Jama.

And, Love Island fans have claimed that the new host, 28, has already been to the villa more times than former host Laura Whitmore, 37, during an entire series.

In addition to conversing with the new islanders and overseeing the first couple of the season, Maya returned at the end of the opening episode to welcome a bombshell.

Oops!  Love Island fans have claimed that Maya Jama, 28, has already been to the villa more times than former host Laura Whitmore, 37, during an entire series.

Oops! Love Island fans have claimed that Maya Jama, 28, has already been to the villa more times than former host Laura Whitmore, 37, during an entire series.

On Twitter, viewers took notice of the extra screen time, with one tweet: “Maya Jama already got more airtime than Laura Whitmore for an entire #LoveIsland series.”

Someone else wrote: “I swear Maya Jama has already spent more time in the Village than Laura Whitmore has for all of last season #loveisland.”

“We’ve seen more of Maya Jama in one episode than Laura Whitmore in an entire series #LoveIsland,” a third viewer stated.

Another fan of the show tweeted: “I’ve seen Maya Jama in this villa more than I’ve seen Laura Whitmore all of last year #loveisland.”

Yikes: In July 2022, former host Laura was reported to appear in just 14 minutes of Love Island midway through the summer series (pictured at Love Island villa in February 2020)

Yikes: In July 2022, former host Laura was reported to appear in just 14 minutes of Love Island midway through the summer series (pictured at Love Island villa in February 2020)

Chats: Maya was first seen on screen while chatting with the new islanders.

Chats: Maya was first seen on screen while chatting with the new islanders.

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In July 2022, former presenter Laura was reported to have appeared in just 14 minutes of Love Island midway through the summer series despite earning around £600,000 for hosting the show.

A total of 1,610 minutes of footage, nearly 27 hours, of the villa action was broadcast last year at the halfway point, according to The Sun.

The presenter had appeared on 13 minutes and 26 seconds of the main show up to that point, meaning she was paid the equivalent of £744 per second.

At the time, a Love Island spokesperson said, “As regular Love Island viewers will know, the host never appeared in every episode of the series.” As always, Laura’s upcoming arrival will be a surprise for both the islanders and the viewers.”

In addition to the main show, Laura presented Love Island Aftersun on ITV2 every Sunday, a role that Maya Jama will now also take on.

Coupling: He then oversaw the first coupling of the season.

Coupling: He then oversaw the first coupling of the season.

She is back!  Maya then returned at the end of the opening episode to welcome a bombshell.

She is back! Maya then returned at the end of the opening episode to welcome a bombshell.

Fan Reaction: On Twitter, Viewers Noticed the Extra Screen Time

Fan Reaction: On Twitter, Viewers Noticed the Extra Screen Time

In September 2022, former Love Island host Laura hit back at criticism for her brief ’10 minute’ stints on the show, a month after walking out on the lucrative gig.

The TV presenter spoke about her ‘frustration’, furious: ‘Do you have any idea how many hours it takes to film that?’, referring to her brief pre-recorded appearances.

Speaking to The Independent, he said: “I felt like there wasn’t much you could do on a show like that.”

“And also the frustration, I guess, when someone says, ‘Oh, you do 10 minutes on a show,’ and I’m like, ‘Do you have any idea how many hours it takes to[film]?’

“I think now with twice a year, it will take up your whole life. All your life to see it. Can you imagine working on it!

He also spoke about the criticism he received on the show, saying, “The more successful you are, the more you get.”

LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

tanya manhenga

Name: tanya manhenga

Years: 22

Location: Liverpool

Occupation: student and model

Something that not many people know about her: “I have vitiligo, which is a pigmentation of the skin, you may not even notice it.”

‘It’s on my lip and I have a part in my hair. Not many people know about it, but I think it’s pretty cute.

“I don’t mind covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.”

Lana Jenkins

Name: Lana Jenkins

Years: 25

Location: luton

Occupation: makeup artist

Something that not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I have worked with many celebrities.

“Also, when I was 6 years old I lived in Spain and was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.”

Anna May Robey

Anna May Robey

Name: Anna May Robey

Years: twenty

Location: swansea

Occupation: payroll assistant

Something that not many people know about her: “I went on a date once and never saw him again.”

We went to eat and shared a bottle of wine. While she was talking to him she fell asleep!

I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.

tanyel revan

tanyel revan

Name: tanyel revan

Years: 26

Location: North London

Occupation: Stylist

Something that not many people know about her: “The celebrity I like is Channing Tatum. I don’t like pretty guys, they disgust me because they always have shitty personalities.”

‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He is manly and knows how to dance.

‘If a man can dance, I fall in love with him immediately.’

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Name: Olivia Hawkins

Years: 27

Location: Brighton

Occupation: Ring girl and actress

Something that not many people know about her: “I did a movie with Jason Statham and had a nice 10 minute conversation about life.”

“I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.”

kai fagan

Name: kai fagan

Years: 24

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Science and physical education teacher

Something not many people know about him: ‘I am a citizen of Jamaica. That’s why I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’

“Now I play semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC.”

“Technically I got three different degrees and went to three different universities.”

rum room

rum room

Name: rum room

Years: 25

Location: essex

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Something not many people know about him: ‘When you meet me, you would never know that I am blind in one eye.’

“It was the result of a soccer injury when I was 8 years old. I have two different colored eyes, one blue and one green.”

will be young

will be young

Name: will be young

Years: 23

Location: buckinghamshire

Occupation: Farmer

Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’

‘A girl I was dating told me to meditate, I tried it and I loved it. I stopped watching her and kept meditating!

“It’s a good way to reflect on yourself.”

shaq muhammad

shaq muhammad

Name: shaq muhammad

Years: 24

Location: London

Occupation: airport security officer

Something that not many people know about her: ‘I am a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.

“Every time I watch Dear John I cry.

That is my favorite movie. Every time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic movie,’ I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’

haris namani

haris namani

Name: haris namani

Years: twenty-one

Location: Doncaster

Occupation: tv salesman

Something that not many people know about her: ‘I have never found love. I think this is the program that can help me.’

‘It’s the best chance for me to find the girl and find the right one. Obviously I haven’t found the right one.

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