She takes over from Stacey Dooley who announced she was leaving the show back in October 2020.
Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star will return for a third series later this year exclusively on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer with Maya Jama at the helm alongside returning series judges and industry icons Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.
And once again they'll be whittling down ten budding Make Up Artists (MUAs) one by one, before discovering Britain’s Next Make Up Star.
Previous series have been a huge hit for BBC Three, as the weekly challenges were replicated by legions of fans as they followed the competition by recreating their own looks via social media.
Some of the most revered names in the beauty and fashion industry have also appeared on the show, from Rankin, Henry Holland and Andrew Gallimore through to NikkieTutorials, Anastasia Soare and Lisa Armstrong.
Speaking about joining the show, Maya Jama said "I absolutely LOVE Glow Up and can’t wait to join the family! I’m obsessed with makeup and creating different looks- it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to see what the MUAs get up to."
BBC Three Controller Fiona Campbell spoke about Maya's appointment, and said "It’s brilliant to welcome Maya to the BBC Three family for Glow Up – a show we really love which continues to grow in popularity. She is an ideal choice as the new host with a longstanding interest and passion for the industry and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the new series."
And Executive Producer for Wall To Wall, Melissa Brown, said "We’re hugely excited to welcome Maya, she brings with her bundles of energy, lots of fun and a genuine interest in the world of make-up. Series Three will build on the massive success of Series Two with an incredible cast and exciting challenges with access to the world’s biggest film sets and brands."
Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star will air later this year on BBC Three