Maya Jama shows off her new blonde locks at the Formula E headquarters in London

Maya Jama got into the sporty spirit on Thursday as she acted at the official judge for the ABB FIA Formula E Open Talent Call for Presenters.

The TV and radio star slipped into a Formula E jumpsuit to present the prize to winner Derin Adetosoye at Formula E Headquarters in London.  

Maya looked incredible in her look, showing off her new long blonde hair as she completed her judging responsibilities.  

Sporty: Maya Jama got into the sporty spirit on Thursday as she acted at the official judge for the ABB FIA Formula E Open Talent Call for Presenters

Sporty: Maya Jama got into the sporty spirit on Thursday as she acted at the official judge for the ABB FIA Formula E Open Talent Call for Presenters

Sporty: Maya Jama got into the sporty spirit on Thursday as she acted at the official judge for the ABB FIA Formula E Open Talent Call for Presenters

Maya added flawless makeup to glam up her sporty attire, and broke out her best poses for the cameras at the event.

The talented star welcomed rising star Derin to the podium after she triumphed over 15 shortlisted entrants selected from the Open Talent Call, who were then whittled down to four semi-finalists invited to attend Formula E pre-season testing to take on a series of on-screen challenges. 

‘I’m really excited to be working with Formula E and think it’s really important to be able to widen access to this industry,’ Maya said. ‘So I’m honoured to be a part of it and can’t wait to see who we discover along the way.’ 

Lending her talents: The TV and radio star slipped into a Formula E jumpsuit to present the prize to winner Derin Adetosoye at Formula E Headquarters in London

Lending her talents: The TV and radio star slipped into a Formula E jumpsuit to present the prize to winner Derin Adetosoye at Formula E Headquarters in London

Lending her talents: The TV and radio star slipped into a Formula E jumpsuit to present the prize to winner Derin Adetosoye at Formula E Headquarters in London

Alongside her ongoing success in TV and radio presenting, Maya recently revealed she has landed her first movie role.

The broadcaster, 26, explained on Sunday Brunch last week how she was scheduled to start filming for the top-secret project in April, but was unable to kick off production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DJ Maya, who has become one of the most recognised presenters in the UK, surprised hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer when she said she missed out on a part in E4’s Skins months before she moved from Bristol to London as a teenager.

Strike a pose: Maya looked incredible in her look, showing off her long blonde hair as she completed her judging responsibilities

Strike a pose: Maya looked incredible in her look, showing off her long blonde hair as she completed her judging responsibilities

Strike a pose: Maya looked incredible in her look, showing off her long blonde hair as she completed her judging responsibilities

Congrats! The talented star welcomed rising star Derin to the podium after she triumphed over 15 shortlisted entrants

Congrats! The talented star welcomed rising star Derin to the podium after she triumphed over 15 shortlisted entrants

Congrats! The talented star welcomed rising star Derin to the podium after she triumphed over 15 shortlisted entrants

Doing her bit: 'I'm really excited to be working with Formula E and think it's really important to be able to widen access to this industry,' Maya said

Doing her bit: 'I'm really excited to be working with Formula E and think it's really important to be able to widen access to this industry,' Maya said

Doing her bit: ‘I’m really excited to be working with Formula E and think it’s really important to be able to widen access to this industry,’ Maya said

Rising star: Derin was surprised by Maya after the competition was whittled down to semi-finalists invited to attend pre-season testing to take on a series of on-screen challenges

Rising star: Derin was surprised by Maya after the competition was whittled down to semi-finalists invited to attend pre-season testing to take on a series of on-screen challenges

Rising star: Derin was surprised by Maya after the competition was whittled down to semi-finalists invited to attend pre-season testing to take on a series of on-screen challenges

Teasing details behind about her upcoming portrayal as a ‘shy girl’, the TV and radio star said: ‘I am supposed to be doing a film but because of Covid everything has been pushed back.

‘It was supposed to be in April then it got moved to the next month, next month, and now fingers crossed February. 

‘It’s secret-y at the moment but I am playing somebody really shy that’s the opposite to me and it’s in the Caribbean, so that’s why it can’t go ahead. So those are my two clues but I don’t know if I am allowed to give out anything else.

‘As a presenter you spend so much time just being yourself and coming across as yourself on camera, transitioning into acting, it’s like, ”Now be someone just completely different,” which is really hard.

'I have wanted to act for ages!' Alongside her ongoing success in TV and radio presenting, Maya recently revealed she has landed her first movie role

'I have wanted to act for ages!' Alongside her ongoing success in TV and radio presenting, Maya recently revealed she has landed her first movie role

‘I have wanted to act for ages!’ Alongside her ongoing success in TV and radio presenting, Maya recently revealed she has landed her first movie role

‘But I am having a go. I have been sitting in front of my mirror a lot, watching closely actors on films and trying to fake cry.’

The media personality revealed acting has always been a career goal, but she was put off the profession when she lost out on appearing in teen comedy-drama Skins.  

Without disclosing who got the coveted role, the DJ shared: ‘I have wanted to act for ages. When I was younger that is what I originally wanted to do. 

‘I auditioned for Skins when I was like 15 and got to the final round and it was between me and one other girl, and she got it, and then I was like, ”No, I am rubbish, I never want to act again” and went into presenting.’

New project: The broadcaster, 26, explained on Sunday Brunch last week how she was scheduled to start filming for the top-secret project in April, but was unable to kick off production

New project: The broadcaster, 26, explained on Sunday Brunch last week how she was scheduled to start filming for the top-secret project in April, but was unable to kick off production

New project: The broadcaster, 26, explained on Sunday Brunch last week how she was scheduled to start filming for the top-secret project in April, but was unable to kick off production 

The Mij Masks founder, who recently made a brief appearance in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess, elaborated: ‘Now I am like, ”This is a good time for me to try.. I spoke to Katherine about it. 

‘She was like, ”I am doing this series.” So I do my little audition and got the role of Sandra. It was a small role but hopefully there is more from that. Scary though.’ 

Maya kicked off her successful broadcasting career in 2014 when she was appointed as a weekday DJ on Rinse FM, and also fronted MTV’s The Wrap Up in the same year.

She has gone on to front ITV’s one-series game show Cannonball, the MOBO Awards, her own BBC Radio 1 and more recently, game series Don’t Hate the Playaz.

Successful: The Mij Masks founder has gone on to front her own BBC Radio 1 show and the MOBO Awards (pictured with Chunkz earlier this week)

Successful: The Mij Masks founder has gone on to front her own BBC Radio 1 show and the MOBO Awards (pictured with Chunkz earlier this week)

Successful: The Mij Masks founder has gone on to front her own BBC Radio 1 show and the MOBO Awards (pictured with Chunkz earlier this week)

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