She’s no stranger to commanding attention, whether it’s by her TV appearances or her playful social media posts.
And Maya Jama ensured all eyes were on her as she uploaded a series of behind-the-scenes snaps to Instagram from her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on Thursday.
The presenter, 26, looked typically glamorous as she slipped into a patterned dress and matching evening gloves by AUNÉ.
Wow-factor: Maya Jama ensured all eyes were on her as she uploaded a series of behind-the-scenes snaps to Instagram from her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on Thursday
Highlighting her sensational figure, the host posed up a storm in the semi-sheer ensemble, which was also styled with a sleek choker.
The TV and radio star took beauty tips from the 60s as she opted for Twiggy-inspiration make-up and straightened her tresses.
On appearing as a guest judge alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton, the Bristol native said in a separate post: ‘SCREAMING. So I’m the guest judge on @dragraceukbbc & I have never been so star struck in my life.
‘I love the show so much & if you’ve been watching you will know how incredible all the queens are, I was blown away by them all! Such a bl**dy honour.’ (sic)
Working it: The presenter, 26, looked typically glamorous as she slipped into a patterned dress and matching evening gloves by AUNÉ
‘I love the show so much’: The TV and radio star served as a guest judge on this week’s episode alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton
Earlier this month, the brunette used her profile for good by urging fans to book their smear tests after suffering complications through delaying her own.
The broadcaster revealed she has suspected cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) as a result of putting off her test for a year.
CIN is an abnormal changes of the cells that line the cervix and does not cause any symptoms, so is unlikely to be discovered without a smear test.
Discussing the news with her followers, Maya announced: ‘It’s very rare I get serious but I don’t see it talked about enough. Girls, if you haven’t done already, go and get your smear test.
‘I know it seems butters and uncomfortable and awkward but it’s not that bad and it’s so important. I’ve just had to get my second one because I left it a year for my second check-up. You’ve just got to check on these things.’
Star-studded: Gemma Collins appeared in last week’s edition of the BBC programme (pictured)
After being inundated with messages from fans, the Don’t Hate the Playaz star elaborated on her experience.
She continued: ‘As some of you know I find it hard to be serious about anything but I might as well tell you what’s going on because I’m getting so many messages from loads of people saying, “I’ve been putting it off”…
‘There’s these things – I’m not a doctor, probably not the right terminology – but I think they’re called “CINs”, and he thinks I have CINtwo.
‘So the first one is fine, [with] CIN two you have cells that you need to monitor and then the third is cancerous stuff or will become cancerous.
‘So when I went today, he took a biopsy, so like a little bit inside of me, and that’ll get sent off and I’ll find out.’
She added: ‘You basically have to monitor these things and it’s better you catch it sooner rather than later so it doesn’t go into something else.
‘Just get checked, don’t put it off, it’s minor. They’re professional doctors, they’ve seen a million fannies, they’re not going to be shocked by any.
‘I know that’s a weird thought because I always thought like, “Oh my God, they’re gonna see my noon”, but it’s just minor.’
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK airs every Thursday at 7pm on BBC Three, and can be watched exclusively on BBC iPlayer.
What is a smear test and why have there been delays in lockdown?
A smear test detects abnormal cells on the cervix, which is the entrance to the uterus from the vagina.
Removing these cells can prevent cervical cancer.
Most test results come back clear, however, one in 20 women show abnormal changes to the cells of their cervix.
In some cases, these need to be removed or can become cancerous.
Cervical cancer most commonly affects sexually-active women aged between 30 and 45.
In the UK, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites women aged 25-to-49 for a smear every three years, those aged 50 to 64 every five years, and women over 65 if they have not been screened since 50 or have previously had abnormal results.
Women must be registered with a GP to be invited for a test.
Smear-test delays during lockdown have prompted calls for home-screening kits for HPV.
During the first national lockdown, smear test services were paused in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as in some practices in England.
While services have resumed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – it was revealed last week that women in England are having difficulty accessing smear tests, with patients experiencing cancellations and long wait times.
Last week Tory MP Caroline Nokes, who chairs the Women and Equalities Select Committee, said that check-up cancellations and women’s fears of attending GP clinics during the pandemic could mean up to 600,000 women miss out on getting a smear test.