Maya Jama put on a loved-up display with her new beau NBA player Ben Simmons to mark his birthday on Tuesday, as it was reported she is being lined up to co-host the revival of Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast.
In the black and white photos shared to her Instagram Story, the beauty cosied up to the sports star, planting a kiss on him in one of the snaps.
Cute: Maya Jama put on a loved-up display with her new beau NBA player Ben Simmons to mark his birthday on Tuesday, as it was reported she is being lined up to co-host the revival of Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast
In others she sat on his lap as the pair beamed at the camera, while she wrote in the caption: ‘Happy Birthday to youuu @bensimmons’ along with a heart emoji.
It comes as Maya is reportedly wanted to help front the revival of Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast.
The in-demand presenter is being eyed to join host Mo Gilligan for the ’90s entertainment show’s one-off special for Black To Front day – which will see the channel’s entire programming schedule fronted by Black talent – on September 10.
Close: The presenter, 26, – who confirmed her romance with Kendall Jenner’s ex earlier this month at Wimbledon (pictured) – shared four pictures to celebrate his 25th
The star has recently presented BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star and co-presented BBC One’s Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros: Live.
According to an insider, Strictly Come Dancing 2020 competitor and BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo is also on the wish list.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: ‘Maya would be the perfect fit to feature on the ‘Big Breakfast’ reboot and Channel 4 has her firmly in its sights.
‘She is on its wish list of black female talent, along with ‘Strictly’ star and broadcaster Clara Amfo.
Happy birthday: In the black and white photos shared to her Instagram Story, the beauty cosied up to the sports star, planting a kiss on him in one of the snaps
‘Maya is incredibly busy but Channel 4 is hoping she’ll be able to make room in her diary to be a part of the show, which bosses think is going to be a roaring success when it airs on September 10.’
A representative for Maya has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Confirming his hosting role, Mo said in a previous statement: ‘Like so many of us, I loved ‘The Big Breakfast’ and I am so grateful to be asked to host this special event, particularly as part of such a hugely thrilling and history-making day for British television.’
The Big Breakfast first launched in 1992 with Chris Evans as the host, while the likes of Paul Ross, Denise Van Outen, Johnny Vaughan, Gaby Roslin and Kelly Brook all presented the show over the years.
New project? It comes as Maya is reportedly wanted to help front the revival of Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast
Channel 4 is also planning to showcase black talent on the likes of Countdown, Celebrity Gogglebox and Hollyoaks.
However, the broadcaster insisted the event isn’t meant to be a one-off ‘day of eye-catching programming’, but instead it can be a ‘focal point’ to promote ‘on and off screen representation’ well into the future.
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes, added: ‘Channel 4 was created to give voice to underrepresented parts of society and do things which other broadcasters would not, and the Black Takeover qualifies on both counts.
‘It will be much more than a day of eye-catching programming, providing a focal point for our efforts to drive up on and off screen representation and leaving a lasting legacy on the channel and beyond.’
Busy: The star has recently presented BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star and co-presented BBC One’s Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros: Live (pictured)
It comes after Maya confirmed her romance with NBA player Ben by kissing him in the stands as they attended Wimbledon together recently.
The pair put on a very cosy display and snuggled up to one another as they watched the game unfold between Serbian Novak Djokovic and Chilean Cristian Garin on centre court.
Their public display of affection confirms earlier speculation that they were dating after they were spotted at the same restaurant in Mayfair before leaving in the same car two weeks ago.
New flame: In May, Maya reportedly flew out to Philadelphia to spend time with Australian basketball player Ben (Ben pictured on the court in 2019)
The presenter was first rumoured to be linked to Australian basketball player Ben when she was seen on a night out on Saturday 26 June at restaurant Sexy Fish in London.
Ben was last linked to KUWTK star Kendall, 25. The pair called it off in May 2019 after months of dating on-and-off.
Meanwhile, Maya confirmed her split from Vossi Bop rapper Stormzy that same year.
The notoriously private couple dated for four years but were said to have ended their relationship in order to focus on their careers.
Maya and Stormzy first went public with their romance in 2016 after initially keeping their relationship private.
After splitting, Maya spoke candidly about not wanting to jump back into the dating game, even saying she is ‘scared to date’.
In an interview with the Evening Standard magazine, she said: ‘I’m scared to date. I haven’t been single in so long, how the f*** do you flirt any more?!’
Maya noted: ‘I live on my own now. Solo b***h. I’ve got this little [flat] that reminds me of a Sex and the City apartment. But without the sex.’
Former flame: Maya and her ex Stormzy first went public with their romance in 2016 after initially keeping their relationship private. They split in 2019 (pictured in 2017)