Simon Cowell's ITV show Walk The Line announces Maya Jama as host

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Simon Cowell's new ITV musical game show Walk The Line has landed its host, as Maya Jama lands her latest gig.

The Glow Up presenter will front the new show when it makes its debut later in 2021, with a panel of judges led by Cowell set to be announced at a later date.

"If someone said to me, describe your dream job. It would be this!" Jama said. "I literally couldn't be more excited to be working with Syco, Lifted Entertainment and the incredible team at ITV on Walk The Line."

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment, added: "Maya is an exciting talent who brings a fresh energy, star power and stellar credentials to Walk The Line. We're looking forward to working with her and introducing this brilliant new format to viewers later in 2021."

Photo credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage - Getty Images

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The series will follow a variety of music acts, including soloists, duos, bands and choirs, as they decide each week whether they want to stick in the competition or cash out.

The two top performers of each evening will face the tough choice as to whether they 'walk the line' or face a new cast of performers in the next show, playing for potentially more money as the weeks go on.

Speaking when his new show was announced a few months ago, Cowell said: "We wanted to develop a show which will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision: either cash out then and there or stay in the contest to compete again the following night and have a chance to claim the huge prize."

He added: "It's the kind of decision that will have viewers on the edge of their seats – real event TV. I'm very excited at giving musical talent the opportunity to transform their lives like never before."

Walk The Line comes after it was confirmed in July that Cowell's The X Factor had been axed by ITV after 17 years.

Walk The Line will air on ITV and ITV Hub later this year.

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