Maya Jama has opened up about some of her dates from hell – admitting, despite being one of the most sought-after stars in the UK, she isn't immune to dating disasters.

The former Radio 1 host, who famously dated superstar rapper Stormzy, has teamed up with Peperami to find a new man simply via her food preferences.

According to a new study of 2,000 singletons, more than one in five Brits admit they decide whether to continue dating someone based on their food preferences.

Speaking frankly about her dating woes, Maya, 26, said: "I haven’t had a horrible date, but I’ve had a situation where I’ve laughed and a bit of snot [has flown] onto the pasta – snotty pasta!

"And you can’t really do anything because the snot is there and you’re kinda like… oops!"

Maya says she is looking for a funny man

Explaining what she looks for in a man, Maya continued: "I want good conversation flowing and minimum awkward moments.

"I want to be so entertained by you that I don’t really end up eating all my food because [I’m laughing so much]."

Joking about her own food preferences, Maya says she is a “basic b***h” and has a simplistic food palette.

Maya joked her taste in food made her a "basic b***h"

During a promo clip for the brand, Maya goes on a blind date with fellow singleton Dan.

After being asked if she dates often due to her busy schedule, Maya playfully replied: "No I don’t really date, ever.

"Most of the time I’m too paranoid to meet up with somebody I don’t know, so I’ll get my friends to do a massive CRB check on them and find out their mum's last name and stuff."

She added: "I like someone to make me laugh and I like someone who doesn’t get put off by my disgusting chat."

Maya went on a blind date with fellow singleton Dan

Maya has been single since splitting from Stormzy in 2019 after four years together.

While both have remained coy about the exact details surrounding their split, it was widely rumoured that the Vosi Bop rapper cheated on Maya – claims he has denied.

Speaking to Charlamagne tha God on the rapper's YouTube channel, Stormzy insisted he didn't cheat on Maya but was disrespectful.

He said: "Do you know what? I actually didn't cheat. I swear to God, I didn't cheat.

"So we had broken up and I was out publicly being a rapper, being very inconsiderate to the fact that I've just come out of the most public relationship.

"We'd broken up and I went out and I acted disrespectfully. I was just out in clubs. I knew the world still thought I was in a relationship and I was out looking like I didn't give a f***."