Sarah-Jane Crawford

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Sarah-Jane Crawford
Born Sarah-Jane Crawford
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, actress, voice-over artist, and DJ best known for her radio work with BBC Radio 1Xtra and television work with E! Network, which she is currently a host for, ITV2 on the Xtra Factor, BBC and Channel 4. Crawford has also presented and appeared a number of shows for the Disney Channel and MTV.

Early life[edit]

Born in Lambeth, South east 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 2:1 degree in Marketing.[citation needed]



Crawford began her TV career on Shipwrecked 3 on Channel 4 [1] 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.[2][3]

In 2007, Crawford joined the presenter line-up for the E4 Music Zone and Freshly Squeezed for channel 4 and as a result she has interviewed the likes of Robert De Niro, Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, the Pussycat Dolls, Natasha Bedingfield,, Colin Farrell, Kate Hudson, Ewan McGregor, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker and Renée Zellweger for Channel 4.[4][5]

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.[citation needed] In October 2009, Crawford officially launched the UK MTV channel VIVA, the first channel from MTV.[citation needed]

In August 2010, Crawford began hosting a weekly show on MTV HD's channel called The Music Alphabet airing every Sunday at 3.30 pm.[6][7]

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.

In September 2010, Crawford appeared with Jonathan Ross and Ant and Dec, on the Nintendo TV advertisement celebrating 25 years of Mario.[8]

In July 2013, she co-hosted the BBC Three coverage of T in the Park festival with Greg James.[9]

In August 2013 Crawford co-hosted BBC Three's first Urban Classic Prom at the Royal Albert Hall with Charlie Sloth.[10]

In October 2013, she co-hosted the Mobo Awards with Trevor Nelson which aired of BBC One and BBC Three.[11][12]

In December 2013, Crawford appeared as one of the celebrity panelists for four episodes of IACGMOOHN, on ITV2.[13]

In January 2014, Crawford appeared on the cover of The Sun's Fabulous magazine.[14]

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.[15]

In October 2014 Crawford appeared alongside Cheryl Fernandez Vesini and Simon Cowell to present an award at Pride of Britain.[16]

In October 2014 Crawford appeared on an episode of Celebrity Juice alongside Spice Girls Mel B and Emma Bunton and former X Factor judges Louis Walsh and Tulisa.[17]

In October 2014 Crawford hosted the Mobo awards with Spice girl Mel B on ITV2.[18][19]

In February 2015 Crawford began presenting duties for E! Network by hosting the BAFTA red carpet show.[20][21]

In May 2015 Crawford appeared on an episode of Celebrity Squares.[22]

In June 2015 Crawford launched a show to help E! find a new UK and Ireland online host.[23]

In November 2015 Crawford hosted the Mobo Awards for the third time at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.[24]


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 7.00 am on BBC Radio 1Xtra[25] In 2011, Crawford began hosting the Saturday and Sunday slot from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, 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.[26]

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 7–9 pm slot on radio 1. Crawford depped for MistaJam on Radio 1 on the 7-9 pm 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 1 pm to 4 pm

On 1 October 2015, Crawford hosted her last show for BBC radio 1xtra after an announcement by her earlier the previous month that she was leaving to work on TV projects in Los Angeles.[27]


In 2013 Crawford played the part of Cheryl in British movie It's A lot.[28]

In 2013 Crawford starred in the British movie It's A lot which had its UK cinema release in October 2013. She played the part of single mother Lorna.[29]


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 writes a fashion column for teen mag TOTP.[citation needed]


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.[30] Crawford appeared on the cover of Pride magazine in 2014.[31]

In June 2015 Crawford became the face of Brazilian flip flop brand Ipanema for a summer campaign.[32]

In September 2015 Crawford signed to Select Model Management to their celebrity division.[33]


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  2. ^ "Vodafone Live Music Awards (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shipwrecked III (TV Series 2002– )". IMDb. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
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  7. ^ Pompidou dla MTVN HD (UK). Vimeo. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Andy Robertson (13 September 2010). "A Super Mario History Lesson". WIRED. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "BBC Three - T in the Park, 2013, The Script & Dizzee Rascal". BBC. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "BBC Three - BBC Proms, 2013 Season, The Urban Prom 2013". BBC. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Trevor Nelson and Sarah-Jane Crawford will host the 2013 MOBO Awards! - MOBO Awards". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "BBC Radio 1Xtra - Trevor Nelson, Live from the MOBO Awards - Trevor and Sarah-Jane at the MOBOs". BBC. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
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  14. ^ "Xtra Special". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Official ITV X Factor Website". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
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  17. ^ ""Celebrity Juice" Episode #12.5 (TV Episode 2014)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mel B & Sarah-Jane - MOBO Awards". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "The MOBO Awards". "ITV Press Centre". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "Sarah-Jane Crawford". E! Online. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "Get Red Carpet Ready With Sarah-Jane Crawford At The BAFTAs Style Suites - Watch The Clip!". E! Online. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  22. ^ ""Celebrity Squares" Episode #2.7 (TV Episode 2015)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  23. ^ Nicola Agius (18 June 2015). "Sarah-Jane Crawford will host open auditions to find UK and Ireland E! Entertainment presenter". mirror. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "The MOBO Awards". ITV Player. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  25. ^ Sarah-Jane Crawford BBC 1Xtra
  26. ^ Radio 1 schedule: Scott Mills and Greg James to swap BBC Radio 1, 28 February 2012
  27. ^ Ben Lee. "Sarah-Jane Crawford quits BBC Radio 1Xtra to work in Los Angeles". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "Fedz (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  29. ^ "It's a Lot (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  30. ^ "We meet the future stars of music, TV and comedy". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  31. ^ Pride Magazine. "The November Issue". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  32. ^ "Sarah Jane Crawford Ipanema Style Ambassador - Ipanema Flip Flops". Ipanema. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  33. ^ "Select Model Management". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 

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Preceded by
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
Host of The Xtra Factor
Succeeded by
Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom