Sarah-Jane Crawford

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Sarah-Jane Crawford
Born Sarah-Jane Crawford
(1981-07-15) 15 July 1981 (age 33)
Lambeth, London, England
Nationality British
Education Anglia Ruskin University
Occupation TV presenter, Radio presenter, Actress and Voice Over artist
Years active 2007–present
Employer MTV, ITV, BBC
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Sarah-Jane Crawford is an English television and radio presenter, and voice-over artist best known for her radio work with BBC Radio 1Xtra and television work with ITV2, BBC and Channel 4.

Crawford hosts a weekday afternoon show from 13:00-16:00 GMT on Radio 1Xtra. Previously, Crawford has presented and appeared a number of shows for the BBC Three, Channel 4, E4, Disney Channel and ITV2.

Early life[edit]

Born in Lambeth, south London, Crawford went to schools at Bessemer Grange, Dulwich Hamlet and Sydenham Girls' School before moving up to Cambridgeshire for her remaining years of secondary school and then attended Witchford Village College. Crawford went to Kingston University and Anglia Ruskin University. She graduated with a 2.1 degree in Marketing. Her parents are ethnically Guyanese.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Crawford began her TV career on Shipwrecked 3 on Channel 4 but began presenting in 2007, when she hosted the Red Carpet and Back Stage show of the Vodafone Live Music Awards for The Hits music video channel now known as 4music

In 2007, Crawford joined the presenter line up for the E4 Music Zone and Freshly Squeezed for Channel 4 interviewing many famous celebrities.

On 25 July 2008, Crawford was the celebrity guest on eviction night for Big Brother's Big Mouth and for Big Brother's Little Brother on 18 August.

In October 2009, Crawford officially launched the UK MTV channel VIVA, the first channel from MTV.

In 2009, she began hosting the UK Singles Chart Top 40, Top 20 for MTV and official Urban Chart and she can still be heard hosting the latter on a weekly basis.

In August 2010, Crawford began hosting a weekly show on MTV HD's channel called "The Music Alphabet" airing every Sunday at 3.30pm.

On 13 August 2010, Crawford and Nigel Clarke became the new hosts for the premiere of Disney channel's show My Camp Rock 2.

Crawford has also voiced some of the Max Factor advertisements such as Second Skin foundation, Lash Extension Effect mascara and Curve Effect lip gloss.

In September 2010, Crawford appeared with Jonathan Ross and Ant and Dec on the Nintendo TV advertisement celebrating 25 years of Mario.

In 2011 and 2012, Crawford hosted the BBC Red Button coverage on 1xtra live. In 2013, she co-hosted the BBC Red Button coverage of 1Xtra Live with Charlie sloth.

In May 2012, Crawford appeared on ITV's This Morning as a guest news reviewer.

In July 2013, she co-hosted the BBC Three coverage of T in the Park festival with Greg James.

In August 2013 Crawford co-hosted BBC Three's first Urban Classic Prom at the Royal Albert Hall with Charlie Sloth.

In October 2013, she co-hosted the Mobo Awards with Trevor Nelson which aired on BBC One and BBC Three.

In December 2013, Crawford appeared as one of the celebrity panelists for four episodes of IACGMOOHN, on ITV2.

In January 2014, Crawford appeared on the cover of The Sun's Fabulous magazine.

On 30 August 2014, Crawford replaced Caroline Flack and Matt Richardson as the presenter of The X Factor's ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor.[1]

In February 2015, Crawford hosted the red carpet show at the Baftas for E! Channel, US

Radio[edit]

In October 2008, Crawford began presenting on ad hoc shows as a cover DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In April 2009, she began hosting her own show which was the early weekend breakfast slot from 7.00am on BBC Radio 1Xtra[2] In 8 January 2011, Crawford began hosting the Saturday and Sunday slot from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, upon which she launched BBC Radio 1Xtra's very first Book Club. From 2 April 2012, she started to present the weekday afternoon slot on BBC Radio 1Xtra.[3]

Crawford has stood in for Aled Jones on occasion to present the Surgery on Radio 1 and in January 2014, she co-hosted a special show on 'Happiness' with him.

On 8 March 2014, she kick started a marathon on Radio 1 and 1xtra of one off special takeover shows for International Women's day by hosting the 7-9pm slot on radio 1.

Crawford stood in for MistaJam on Radio 1 on the 7 to 9pm slot to host a special warm up show for the Glastonbury festival.

Other presenting work[edit]

On 13 July 2008, Crawford hosted London's free annual music festival, Rise with the UK's beatboxing champion, Beardyman to a believed to be record crowd, for the festival, of 101,000.

Writing[edit]

Crawford wrote a column for The Wrap Up on the MTV Website called "Media Girl About Town". Crawford writes a fashion column for teen mag TOTP

Modelling[edit]

Crawford appeared in the April 2008 issue of FHM and in the November 2008 issue of British Vogue as part of a photo shoot and article called Top of the Box with Lauren Laverne and Fiona Bruce.

In early 2013, Crawford signed to Models 1, as part of their Special Bookings.

In January 2014, Crawford appeared on the covers of Black Hair magazine and The Sun's Fabulous magazine

In August 2014 Crawford appeared on the cover of Fabulous magazine for the second time

in October 2014 Crawford appeared on the cover of Pride magazine

In October 2014, Crawford signed to Premier Models

Acting[edit]

In 2011, Crawford played the part of Cheryl in British DVD film Fedz.

Crawford plays the part of Lorna in British feature film It's A Lot which was released in UK cinemas in October 2013.

DJing[edit]

Crawford is an international DJ who performs at various exclusive night clubs in and around the world as well as for one-off private parties. She previously held a residency at the famous Bungalow 8 club in London and runs a nightclub called Kiss the DJ which has a Deep, progressive and tech House music policy.

Crawford appeared in Hong Kong as part of a DJ tour of Asia.

Charity[edit]

Crawford is frequently involved in campaigns run by the Environmental Justice Foundation. In September 2012, she completed the London to Brighton bike ride to raise money on their behalf.

In June 2008, Crawford became a patron for the Teens Unite Fighting Cancer charity, founded by fashion designer Karen Millen OBE which is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged between 13-24 with life limiting illnesses. She commented: "When I found out about the charity I just knew it was something that I wanted to be involved in. I think that it's fantastic that Teens Unite do, and will continue to, support young people from the ages of 13-24, a group that can easily be misunderstood, and are often grouped in with young children or much older adults which may not be appropriate for them. Teens Unite has seen a void and got to work on it, consequently taking care of young people's needs during their toughest times."

Crawford also supports the National Autistic Society In September 2008 took part in the Adidas Women's Challenge to help raise funds for the charity and the Fibromyalgia Association UK which raises awareness about Fibromyalgia in Britain.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Channel
2007 The Vodafone Live Music Awards Presenter The Hits / 4Music
2007-09 E4 Music Presenter E4
2008 Lovebox with Boost Juice Bars Presenter 4Music
2013— MOBO Awards Co-presenter BBC Three (2013)
ITV2 (2014)
2014— The Xtra Factor Presenter ITV2
  • MTV: The Official UK Top 40 (2009–11)
  • MTV: The Official UK Urban Chart - Voices (2009-)
  • MTV NHD: "The Music Alphabet" - Hosted (2010-)
  • Disney Channel: "My Camp Rock 2" Hosted (2010-)
  • MTV NHD: "EMAs 2010" - Hosted (2010-)
  • BBC Three (Talking Heads shows, 2009–10)
  • BBC Three T in the Park festival - Hosted (2013)
  • BBC Three The BBC Urban Classic Prom at the Royal Albert Hall - Hosted (2013)
TV guest appearances
  • ITV2 IACGMOOHN (2013) - Panellist

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Sarah-Jane Crawford BBC 1Xtra
  3. ^ Radio 1 schedule: Scott Mills and Greg James to swap BBC Radio 1, 28 February 2012

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