15 July 1981
Lambeth, London, England
|Education||Anglia Ruskin University|
|Occupation||TV presenter, Radio presenter, Actress and Voice Over artist|
|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 on the Xtra Factor , BBC and Channel 4. Crawford hosts a weekday afternoon show from 1:00 to 4:00pm on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Previously, Crawford has presented and appeared a number of shows for the BBC, Channel 4, E4, Disney Channel, ITV2 and MTV.
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. Before becoming a television presenter, Crawford went to Kingston University and Anglia Ruskin University. She graduated with a degree in Marketing.
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 fojr the E4 Music Zone and Freshly Squeezed for channel 4 as a result she's interviewed the likes of Robert De Niro, Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, the Pussycat Dolls, Natasha Bedingfield, will.i.am, Colin Farrell, Kate Hudson, Ewan McGregor, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker and Renée Zellweger for Channel 4.
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 2008. 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.
Crawford presented with Nigel Clarke as one of the new hosts for Disney channel's show My Camp Rock 2, which premiered on 13 August 2010.
Crawford has also voiced some of the Max Factor adverts 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 of 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.
In October 2014 Crawford appeared alongside Cheryl Fernandez Vesini and Simon Cowell to present an award at Pride of Britain
In October 2014 Crawford appeared on an episode on Celebrity Juice alongside Spice girls Mel B and Emma Bunton and former X Factor judges Louis Walsh and Tulisa.
In October 2014 Crawford hosted the Mobo awards with Spice girl Mel B on ITV2
In February 2015 Crawford began presenting duties for E! Network by hosting the BAFTA red carpet show
In March 2015 Crawford hosted The Royals red carpet show
In May 2015 Crawford appeared on an episode of Celebrity Squares.
In June 2015 Crawford launch a show to help E! find a new UK and Ireland online host.
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 In 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.
Crawford has stood in for Aled Jones on occasions to present the Surgery on BBC 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 depped for MistaJam on Radio 1 on the 7-9pm slot to host a special warm up show for Glastonbury festival.
Crawford has since covered for Gemma Cairney who currently presents the Surgery and on 12 August 2015 hosted a A-level results advisory show.
In 2015 Crawford has also covered on BBC Radio 1, Saturday and Sundays from 1pm-4pm
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.
In October 2014 Crawford hosted Freemantles live event at MIPCOM alongside Simon Cowell to celebrate the success of X Factor UK as an international brand.
In October 2014 Action Against Hunger concert at St Pancras Station for Action Aid,
In April 2015 Crawford hosted The Didier Drogba Foundation annual ball at the Dorchester hotel.
In August 2015 Crawford hosted the final of the NYX Cosmetics UK and Ireland face Awards at the Ham Yard hotel, London
In 2013 Crawford played the part of Cheryl in British movie 'It's A lot'
In 2013 Crawford starred in the British movie 'It's A lot' which got it's UK cinema release in October 2013. She played the part of single mum Lorna.
Crawford wrote column for The Wrap Up on the MTV Website called "Media Girl About town" Crawford has also written for CeleBritain's site. Crawford currently writes a fashion column for teen mag TOTP Modelling 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
Modelling / Campaigns
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 twice in 2014. Crawford appeared on the cover of Pride magazine in 2014.
In June 2015 Crawford became the face of Brazilian flip flop brand Ipanema for a summer campaign.
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 currently runs a nightclub called 'Kiss the DJ' which has a Deep, progressive and tech House music policy. She recently appeared in Hong Kong as part of a DJ tour of Asia.
Crawford supported the National Autistic Society, and in September 2008 took part in the Women's Challenge 5k run to help raise funds for the charity, and the Fibromyalgia Association UK, which raises awareness about Fibromyalgia in Britain.
Crawford has previously been involved in campaigns run by the EJF (Environmental Justice Foundation). In September 2012, Sarah-Jane completed the London to Brighton bike ride to raise money for them.
In June 2008, Crawford became a patron for the Teens Unite Fighting Cancer charity which is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged between 13-24 with life limiting illnesses. Of the charity 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." The charity was founded by fashion designer Karen Millen OBE. In 2015 Crawford appeared on Celebrity Pointless to raise money for them.
In July 2014 Crawford became the celebrity ambassador of Copafeel’s fundraising Manithon in Soho Square which took place in August. It was to raise money for the aforementioned breast cancer charity.
In September 2014 Crawford teamed up with a group of celebrities to take part in a photoshoot and campaign for BBC’s Children In Need called Be A Hero. They appealed to the British public to wear their best superhero costume for the charity while also donating to the annual event by purchasing a Be A Hero badge, from the Post Office.
In October 2014 Crawford hosted the Action Against Hunger concert at St Pancras Station.
In December 2014 Crawford took part in the ICAP 2014 Charity Day to raise money for Action Against Hunger alongside Prince Harry and other celebrities.
In April 2015 Crawford hosted The Didier Drogba Foundation annual ball at the Dorchester hotel.
In April 2015 Crawford have joined forces with Benefit cosmetics to launch the Bold is Beautiful project. The initiative is designed to raise funds and awareness for charities supporting women and girls through the charities of Refuge and cancer charity Look Good Feel Better.
- Sarah-Jane Crawford BBC 1Xtra
- Radio 1 schedule: Scott Mills and Greg James to swap BBC Radio 1, 28 February 2012