Winter Love Island's start date revealed with Molly-Mae look alike as a potential contestant

ITV has officially announced the start date of Winter Love Island and Maya Jama is worried about her look for the first episode.

Winter Love Island host Maya Jama seeks fan advice before the show
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Winter Love Island host Maya Jama seeks fan advice before the show

Winter Love Island – which is being aired for the first time in three years – has been confirmed to start on January 16. ITV and Love Island shared a post on their official Instagram account to announce the news.

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Maya’s first look

Maya Jama – who took over the presenting duties from Laura Whitmore last year – has asked for advice from her followers ahead of the show. Manchester Evening News confirms that Maya Jama is confused about her look for her debut on the first episode.

The 28-year-old recently revealed that she was fighting for her life after she caught a cold. The star, however, is now ready for her first episode shoot in the ‘hot’ South African villa. Talking to her 2.4 million Instagram followers, Maya asked:

What hair do we think I should have for the first episode of Love Island? because I'm thinking about it now.

Adding a question box, Maya gave an opportunity to her followers to decide her look ahead of the show. She added:

Do we do long curly, do we do a straight, do we do a loose blow, crimpy? Suggestions are welcome. I don't know because it's going to be hot.

New Molly-Mae?

Meanwhile, rumour has it that ITV has lined up Molly-Mae lookalike PLT model as one of the contestants in this series. The Sun reported that Model Chloe Baker has been tipped as a potential star of the show in the winter series.

Chloe Baker – who has worked with brands like Lipsy London, and Missy Empire – has 15.3K Instagram followers. Her account is mostly filled with stunning bikini pictures. Chloe bears a striking resemblance to Molly-Mae with her blonde locks and stylish attire.

The model hinted at her Love Island debut with an Instagram caption that said ‘same circle, same game, different level.’

Sources Used

Manchester Evening News: ITV Winter Love Island 2023 start date confirmed as Maya Jama asks fans for advice ahead of hosting debut

The Sun: Love Island ‘line up PrettyLittleThing model and TikTok star for 2023 series’ – and she looks exactly like Molly Mae

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