Stay up-to-date with all the news from the Love Island villa this summer with our regular newsletter
Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.Sign me upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice
Love Island starMaura Higgins just revealed her new TV gig, as she described the news as a “pinch me” moment.
The 30-year-old reality TV celeb – who has had an impressive list of television jobs and advertisement deals since she left the villa in 2019 – announced on social media that she will be the presenter of Glow Up Ireland.
The British TV reality show originally aired on BBC Three and has recently been renewed for a third season to start later this year.
However, Maura is set to become the first presenter of the show’s Irish version.
Maura Higgins just announced that she will be the presenter for Ireland's first-ever Glow Up series
While sharing the exciting news, the Irish TV star wrote on her Instagram post: “Say hello to THE PRESENTER of Glow Up Ireland coming soon to @rte2 #GloUpIrl,” along with a series of two beautiful promotional pictures.
Talking to her fans last night in her Instagram story, Maura said: I can finally share something very very exciting that I’ve been wanting to tell you all for… Jesus, ages now.
Love Island rich list reveals show's biggest earners who can make £12k per post
“I’m actually going to be the presenter for the first-ever series of glow up in Ireland.
“I honestly can't believe it.
“It’s like what? I cannot believe it.
“Like it is crazy, how has this happened?”
The former Dancing on Ice contestant went on to share an email address for hopeful applicants and said the deadline would close on June 20.
The former Islander has landed various TV gigs and advertisement deal since leaving the villa in 2019
“So make sure you get in touch immediately, and best of luck to everyone,” she continued.
“I cannot wait to meet you all.
"I’m honestly so so excited to get back to Ireland.”
Maura – who rose to fame with her brutal humour on series five of Love Island – appeared in a documentary last year for ITV2.
Maura Higgins giggles and gets close to Chris Hughes weeks after Chris Taylor split
You’re Joking Me – named after the Irish personality’s catchphrase in the villa – followed her journey as she prepared to compete in the Spartan Race.
Maura has now ditched the five-kilometre extreme obstacle course to work on a project closer to her passion and interest.
Speaking about her new dream job, Maura said: "It’s such a pinch-me moment to be doing this back in my home country.
The 30-year-old TV star has described the news as a "pinch-me" moment
“I actually can’t believe it.
“Obviously, we’re expecting a very high standard of Irish talent to come forward.”
Glow Up, which has expanded to other countries including Norway, New Zealand and the Netherlands, is all about judging the most impressive makeup artistry.
In each episode, two themed challenges are conducted: a professional brief and a creative one.
The television talent is now used to appearing on screens as she also landed a hosting role on This Morning in 2019.