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TV presenter and radio DJ, Sarah-Jane Crawford welcomed her first beautiful baby into the world with her partner, football manager, Brian Barry-Murphy on August 3, and they’ve chosen the perfect name for their little girl.

The two happy parents revealed to Hello that they decided to name their daughter Summer Jane Crawford-Murphy, which has a very special meaning to them. The couple have been through a lot in the last year; as if the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t enough for them, Sarah-Jane and Brian also suffered a heart-breaking miscarriage one year ago.

“Summer's name is a reference to having sunshine after going through darker times. It has been a journey of finally reaching this optimistic season of everything coming into bloom,” Sarah-Jane explained. 


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It should come as no surprise that Sarah-Jane, presenter of Hits Radio’s Sunday afternoon UK Chart Show arranged to have a special birthing playlist at the ready while she was in labour. “I made a birth playlist of songs I've loved for years, which made me think about what it means to bring a life into the world. Some people do that with birthing pools or hypnobirthing, but music was my personal stamp on things,” Sarah-Jane explained. 

The 39-year-old gave birth via C-section at London’s Portland Hospital, to the tune of Stevie Wonder aptly singing Isn’t She Lovely.

Sarah-Jane described to Hello, the moment she held her baby for the first time, exclaiming, “I cried tears of joy. It felt like we bonded with her straight away.” 


The X Factor is undergoing a serious shake-up ahead of the new series, and now yet another star revealed they were leaving the show.

Presenter Sarah Jane Crawford has announced she will be stepping down as host of The Xtra Factor, the sister show which airs live after every episode of The X Factor. The radio and TV personality only took over Xtra Factor hosting duties last year, but she is ready to pass the crown over to someone else.

Tweeting the big news last night, Sarah-Jane wrote, "Xtra factor has been amazing! However I have a new project coming up this summer & with all the changes happening I won't be back… I'm so excited to see the new line up and wanna wish them all the luck in the world… Can't wait to watch them in action!"

Although no official replacement has been announced as yet, many have predicted that Irish presenter Laura Whitmore might be in the running.

Laura was a favourite for the role last time around too, and with another year of hosting I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now under her belt, we reckon she would be the perfect candidate.

Sarah-Jane joins Dermot O'Leary, Mel B and Louis Walsh on the list of names that won't be appearing on the show this autumn, although Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell still seem to be safe.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have already signed on as Dermot's replacement, and looked delighted with themselves as they kicked off their new roles as co-hosts at the first round of X Factor auditions in Manchester last weekend:

We miss Dermot all the same…



It has been reported that Sarah-Jane Crawford has had an emergency surgery after a lump was found in her womb.

According to The Sun, the decision was made to remove the lump in case of further complications: “If she didn’t treat it the lump could have become very dangerous and potentially affect her fertility.”

The presenter has been forced to miss tonight's National Television Awards as she recovers. 

Shock news of her health comes a year after Sarah-Jane underwent surgery to remove a lump from her breast. Thankfully, the lump was found to be non-cancerous. The presenter has since said that she is in a ‘high risk’ category and needs to be checked once a year.

We really hope she feels better soon, we’re sure this is a traumatic ordeal for the young star. 



There is drama in The X Factor camp once again after it has emerged that Xtra Factor star Sarah-Jane Crawford is not the age people have been led to believe she is…

Apparently, Sarah-Jane is actually 33-years-old, rather than the originally believed 29. It is thought the discovery was made when certain dates didn’t add up; for instance, Sarah-Jane appeared on the reality TV show Shipwrecked in 2002, meaning she would have only been 16 years old, when contestants had to be over 18 to participate on the show.

It was also said that the presenter did her GSCE in 1997, which would have made her 12 at the time. However, The Sun says that while Sarah-Jane may not have revealed she was 33, she certainly did not lie: “People just assumed she was 29 and she has never corrected them.” Fair enough…

It has also been reported that Sarah-Jane may have been under pressure to appear younger than she really is, as particular companies aim to appeal to younger audiences.

Either way, we’re sure audiences love Sarah-Jane – after all, it's only four years! 



We have to say, when it comes to X Factor romances, Stevi Ritchie and Sarah-Jane Crawford were not two names we would EVER have put together!

Clearly, however, Louis and Simon think differently, as they made a joke on this week’s Xtra Factor that the contestant and presenter were seeing each other – causing it to trend on Twitter!

While Stevi has now been forced to admit the couple are NOT dating, it seems he is still up for the idea, which is sweet, telling Digital Spy: “I know they’re trying to get me a date with SJ because I do have a soft spot for her, but nothing went on between me and SJ … I love her as a person, she’s a great presenter, she’s a good thing for The X Factor this year, but nothing went on, I never slept with her. I only wish!”

As far as Stevi goes, that’s sweet, we guess…sounds like we better watch this romantic space!



Uh oh – there’s trouble ahead for new ITV2's Xtra Factor presenter, Sarah-Jane Crawford after she let slip a big secret!

Sarah-Jane accidentally let it slip on Twitter that former Xtra Factor presenter, Caroline Flack, is joining BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Oopsie.

Needless to say, this was set to be a big reveal for the show and so bosses over at BBC are said to be fuming over Sarah-Jane’s tactlessness.

The accidental reveal came about when Sarah-Jane tweeted: “Lovely catching up with @carolineflack1 this AM, drinks soon twinkle toes? Now smash Strictly #girlpower.”

The tweet was swiftly deleted, but not before the damage was done… The presenter then replaced the offending tweet with something a little more acceptable: 

Poor Sarah-Jane, not a good way to start off her new job!

The mistake also looks very bad for Caroline, as rumour has it there are strict instructions for all involved in the show not to tell a soul about their position.

Loose lips and all that, Caroline!

We’re sure it will all blow over soon. 

It was also confirmed that Pixie Lott will be trying her hand on the dancing sho – so be prepared to see a lot more of those endless legs!