Maya Jama responds to mega-money Strictly Come Dancing speculation

Maya Jama has broken her silence over rumours BBC bosses are eyeing her up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing


Execs are said to be ready to splash out on a six figure fee to get the popular Radio 1 DJ for this year’s contest.

The Sunday Mirror exclusively revealed that money isn’t an issue as they try and lure the popular 25-year-old to the dancefloor.

Talent scouts think Maya – the ex of rap star Stormzy – would inject some glamour to the show which returns to BBC1 in September.

There are suggestions the beauty should could earn an incredible £200,000 if she says yes.

Maya has dropped a hint as rumours swirl
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Maya has now teased on Instagram that there is a chance she could be getting her dancing shoes on.

Responding to a post on twitter, she said gave her demands.

“On it if they add a dancehall section!” she sassily replied.

It’s not a yes or no but the whispers ahead of the new series have already begun.

A source said: “Maya ticks every box. She is young, beautiful, popular, bright, talented and has a big social media following.

“To get her this year would be a real coup. They have a six-figure fee on the table.”

It is said she could earn £200,000

Budding actress Maya is also on ITV’s hip-hop based panel show Don’t Hate the Playaz.

But fans are concerned this year’s show may be put back by four or five months.

The coronavirus crisis has thrown the filming into chaos.

According to the Mail on Sunday, bosses fear the next series of Strictly may have to be postponed to early 2021.

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It could be filmed without an audience for the first time, it is reported.

A source said: “The hope is that the scheduling will remain the same but people have been warned that postponing until early next year is a distinct possibility.

“The main priority for the BBC is that everyone is kept safe. It is a massive show but what’s more important right now is protecting lives.”

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