Just hours before I speak to Maya Jama she takes down a troll on Twitter. The man in question calls her “obese” and says she should “Go on a bloody diet”. Jama retorted, “You look like you piss ash.” (Let’s just say he didn’t have a healthy pallor.) “Please focus on your own vitamin intake.” And that was the end of that.
Chatting to me on the phone from the balcony of her London flat later that day, on a rare break from filming BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer, the TV and radio presenter says, “I did take the piss back. I know that’s not the best way to respond but sometimes if I can say something funny back, I will. Most of the time it’s not a reflection on you, it’s just their own insecurities being projected.”