Maya Jama grins for a selfie with Simon Cowell as she’s confirmed as host of his new ITV talent show Walk The Line… and gushes that it’s ‘a dream’ to work with the music mogul    

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Maya Jama is set to host Simon Cowell’s new TV talent show Walk the Line — and on Tuesday took to Instagram to celebrate her new gig.

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Former Radio 1 DJ, 27, was announced as the presenter of the new series, with Simon trying a new format following his decision to indefinitely postpone The X Factor.

Maya uploaded a photo of herself and Simon, 61, smiling in a selfie that appears to have been taken at one of their homes in the States due to the palm tree-laden, sun-drenched coastal backdrop.

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Cheshire Cats: Maya Jama is set to host Simon Cowell’s new TV talent show Walk the Line — and took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate her new gig

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He wrote in an encouraging caption: ‘Good news gang! From watching this guy create talent show to hosting the big killer himself on ITV is honestly a dream!

‘I don’t want to go too deep here, but the journey has been very exciting and I am very grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to this next chapter.

‘Walk the line…coming soon…brb gna shout from my balcony [sic]’

Walk the Line is a high octane series that gives musical acts the chance to win a life-changing prize of £500,000.

On Top: Former Radio 1 DJ, 27, was announced on Tuesday as the presenter of the new series

On Top: Former Radio 1 DJ, 27, was announced on Tuesday as the presenter of the new series

New Format: Musical acts - whether they be soloists, duets, bands or singers - will take the stage to perform for the nation, along with Simon Cowell [pictured last month at America's Got Talent] and a panel of judges to be confirmed in due course

New Format: Musical acts – whether they be soloists, duets, bands or singers – will take the stage to perform for the nation, along with Simon Cowell [pictured last month at America’s Got Talent] and a panel of judges to be confirmed in due course

Musical acts – whether they be soloists, duets, bands, or singers – will take to the stage to perform for the nation, with Simon Cowell and a panel of judges to be confirmed in due course.

But to win money, talent alone isn’t enough – contestants will need nerves of steel as they determine whether to walk the line in cash or physically and risk it all to stay in the competition. Is.

“If anyone told me, describe your dream job,” Maya said in an ITV press release on Tuesday. This will happen!

‘I really couldn’t be more excited to work with Psycho, Lifted Entertainment and the incredible team at ITV on Walk the Line.’

Lack of credentials: She set a new record as the youngest host of the MOBO Awards, hosted the EE BAFTA film red carpet and ITV's Brit Awards backstage show, as well as hosted Stand Up to Cancer and Comic Relief. [pictured at Wireless Festival last weekend]

Lack of credentials: She set a new record as the youngest host of the MOBO Awards, hosted the EE BAFTA film red carpet and ITV’s Brit Awards backstage show, as well as hosted Stand Up to Cancer and Comic Relief. [pictured at Wireless Festival last weekend]

New Directions: Walk the Line sees Simon try a new format following his decision to indefinitely postpone The X Factor [pictured with Leona Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger during the last ever episode of the show in 2019]

New Directions: Walk the Line sees Simon try a new format following his decision to indefinitely postpone The X Factor [pictured with Leona Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger during the last ever episode of the show in 2019]

Katie Rockliffe, Head of Entertainment, ITV, said: ‘Maya is an exciting talent who brings a new energy, star power and stellar credentials to Walk the Line.

‘We look forward to working with him and introducing this wonderful new format to the audience in 2021!’

Maya has many proofs: She set a new record as the youngest host of the MOBO Awards, hosted the EE BAFTA film red carpet and ITV’s Brit Awards backstage show, as well as Stand Up to Cancer and Comic Relief.

She has presented Save Our Summer and Glow Up, is a panel regular on Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Goggle Box and ITV’s award-winning shows Don’t Hate the Plays, and most recently starred as Brenda in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series has started. The Duchess.

The show is believed to be shot in the autumn, which will air later in the year.

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