Sunday with Maya Jama: ‘I’ll create my perfect roast from Deliveroo’

The TV and radio presenter on afternoon starts, clean sheets and playing music for passersby

Early bird or lie-in? Lie-in. Always. If I’ve done a mad Saturday night, then it could be a 3pm start. Sunday is my day off.

Sunday scruff or Sunday best? I don’t do my hair and makeup unless I’m working. There’s a massive contrast between when the hair and makeup people help me and my own slicked up ponytail. On Sundays I look like Stig of the Dump.

What’s your Sunday grub? On a Sunday I’ll Deliveroo the chicken from one place, the roast potatoes from another, and create my own perfect roast.

Is it a day for housework? I have a cleaner. I feel so posh. I can do the basics – the standard Hoover, the mop situation, washing the dishes – but the extra bits like the windows, dusting, folding of clothes… This is making me sound like such a lazy bum.

What about exercise? There are loads of coffee shops nearby, so I’ll try to do a round trip for a nice Sunday stroll. I had a dog in my past relationship [with rapper Stormzy]. I’ve umm-ed and ahh-ed about getting another dog to up my walking routine.

Is it a day for TV? I just got really into The Crown, but I wanted to find out what was really going on so I started watching loads of Diana documentaries. Now when I watch The Crown I’m like – seen this!

Sunday bed sheets? I change my bed sheets three times a week. I’m paranoid that if I have dirty hair, it’ll get into my face and give me spots. The best way to change a duvet cover is to turn the sheet inside out, pinch the two corners, flick the sheet over the duvet and jump up and down.

What’s your Sunday lockdown survival tip? I like playing music really, really loud and looking over the balcony to see how many people smile back if I wave and say hello. A lot of people are quite rude.

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Rich Pelley

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