Maya Jama says she plans on improving her culinary skills once she's a mum

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Maya Jama has revealed that she plans on improving her skills in the kitchen once she becomes a mum as she opened up on her love of food on Big Zuu’s Big Eats.

Speaking on the second series of grime artist Big Zuu’s cookery show, the presenter, 26, told how she has aspirations to become a better cook when the time comes to her becoming a parent, as she explained: ‘Once I have kids I’ll be a proper kitchen girl!’

Maya admitted that at present, she ‘hasn’t got it in me yet’ to be be a dab hand in the kitchen as she shared her love of takeaways, particularly from Deliveroo, amid her appearance on the show. 

Mum's the word: Maya Jama has revealed that she plans on improving her skills in the kitchen once she becomes a mum as she opened up on her love of food on Big Zuu's Big Eats

Mum’s the word: Maya Jama has revealed that she plans on improving her skills in the kitchen once she becomes a mum as she opened up on her love of food on Big Zuu’s Big Eats

When asked what she normally does for food, Maya explained: ‘I’m a Deliveroo person, all the time. I’m very active on that. I live in the city now, so there are so many options. You can literally get everything you fancy in under 15 minutes. 

‘I’m just like, do I go in the kitchen and cook, or do I Deliveroo? It’s obviously a privilege. I always say when I have kids I’ll be a proper kitchen girl. I just haven’t got it in me yet. I want to love it but I just don’t have the love for it.’

The TV Personality went on to explain that though she can technically cook when following instructions, she lacks the passion for it and hence doesn’t make the effort too often. 

She explained: ‘I can actually cook, like I can follow instructions. So as long as I’ve got ingredients and instructions, I can make anything. Maybe not to a top level but whenever I’ve tried to cook I have cooked well. 

Plans: Speaking on the second series of grime artist Big Zuu's cookery show, the presenter, 26, told how she has aspirations to become a better cook when the time comes to her becoming a parent, as she explained: 'Once I have kids I’ll be a proper kitchen girl!'

Plans: Speaking on the second series of grime artist Big Zuu’s cookery show, the presenter, 26, told how she has aspirations to become a better cook when the time comes to her becoming a parent, as she explained: ‘Once I have kids I’ll be a proper kitchen girl!’

‘Just the process of it isn’t that enjoyable for me. I’m like, waiting for it to kick in when I love cooking, but I don’t yet. I don’t have much patience. And I live on my own, so there’s not much point.’

Despite not being an expert in the kitchen, Maya said she considered herself to be a ‘foodie’, though she admitted that she wants to make healthier food choices in the future.

She continued: ‘I like my food. I’m not the best cook, but I like to eat. I just like tastes and flavours. I don’t eat for health benefits, I eat to enjoy it. But I’m trying to be a bit better as I get older!’ 

Culinary dreams: I always say when I have kids I’ll be a proper kitchen girl. I just haven’t got it in me yet. I want to love it but I just don’t have the love for it'

Culinary dreams: I always say when I have kids I’ll be a proper kitchen girl. I just haven’t got it in me yet. I want to love it but I just don’t have the love for it’

Sharing her go-to hangover meal, Maya revealed: ‘McDonald’s, obviously! It’s been extended in my area. I don’t know if it’s everywhere else, but you can get breakfast till 11 now, so I’m like, “Great!” wake up, have a McD’s breakfast, and then start the day.’ 

Meanwhile, the Celebrity Juice star revealed a dating disaster on the show, admitting that she once snorted out snot while being wined and dined.

She admitted: ‘I laughed, and snot came out. I tried to laugh it off but that’s what happened. I kind of had to wipe and laugh it off. That was the awkward bit out the way.’

Not keen: 'Just the process of it isn’t that enjoyable for me. I’m like, waiting for it to kick in when I love cooking, but I don’t yet. I don’t have much patience. And I live on my own, so there’s not much point'

Not keen: ‘Just the process of it isn’t that enjoyable for me. I’m like, waiting for it to kick in when I love cooking, but I don’t yet. I don’t have much patience. And I live on my own, so there’s not much point’

Maya appears on the first episode of the BAFTA-nominated series in which grime artist and self-taught chef Big Zuu chats to a plethora of famous faces while dishing up finger-licking food.

As well as Maya, Big Zuu, who has once again fired up his food truck, will be joined by the likes of Harry Redknapp, Judi Love, Mel Giedroyc and Mo Gilligan among others.   

Big Zuu’s Big Eats series 2 is coming to Dave on 7th June, airing weekly. The full series will be available as a boxset on UKTV Play from 7th June. 

Guest: Maya appears on the first episode of the BAFTA-nominated series in which grime artist and self-taught chef Big Zuu (pictured) chats to a plethora of famous faces while dishing up finger-licking food

Guest: Maya appears on the first episode of the BAFTA-nominated series in which grime artist and self-taught chef Big Zuu (pictured) chats to a plethora of famous faces while dishing up finger-licking food

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