Comedian Mo Gilligan was back on our screens tonight as he hosted Channel 4’s new lockdown comedy show live from his house.
All Star Happy Hour saw stand-up comic Mo chat and play games with Maya Jama, Jason Manford, Harry and Jamie Redknapp and UB40 via video link from the comfort of his living room.
Things quickly turned awkward for television and radio presenter Maya, 25, after her ex boyfriend Stormzy was brought up during the show.
During the first round of Quarantine Games, Mo introduced contestants Clare and Aaron and didn’t waste any time in getting to know his guests.
After being asked about their claim to fame by Mo, Clare revealed she used to be a personal assistant for Blazin’ Squad and So Solid Crew back in the day.
Aaron from London quickly followed and admitted he’d worked with Billie Eilish and Maya’s former lover Stormzy.
Fans quickly rushed to their keyboards after Maya raised her eyebrows at the mention of her old flame.
One fan penned: “Maya Jama’s eyebrow raise when they mentioned Stormzy on Mo Gilligan’s show was the shade we all needed to see.”
Another added: “Maya Mama didn’t look happy with this Aaron mentioning you know who then.”
A third said: “That was awkward.”
Maya and Stormzy split in 2019 after spending four years together.
While they both claim to have ended their relationship on good terms, the Radio 1 DJ has since unfollowed her former flame on Instagram, suggesting there may have been trouble in paradise.
Channel 4 had to abandon Mo Gilligan All-Star Happy Hour show at the last minute last week, after hitting technical difficulties.
However, not to be deterred, the comic switched the broadcast to Instagram Live instead.
Mo had been due to host the second episode of his All-Star Happy Hour from his London home, promising a mix of comedy, music and games with guests including Rio Ferdinand, Maya Jama, Jason Manford and UB40.
However, just minutes before the show was due to go live, he learned that a “crazy technical difficulty” meant the show could not be broadcast.
So while Channel 4 engineers lined up a re-run of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Gilligan decided to plough ahead with the show anyway, telling fans via Instagram: “The show must go on. It started on Instagram so we’re going back on Instagram Live.
“This is what you do guys, you get tested, so we are going to back to doing Quarantine Games.”
Channel 4, which previously broadcast Gilligan’s chat show, signed up Mo to make the All-Star Happy Hour after running #QuarantineGames on his social media channels.
Fans watching Mo’s Instagram Live event last week donated £1,000 to homeless charity Crisis, which the comedian matched from his own pocket.