Sarah-Jane Crawford lied about age
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 December 2014
Host of 'Xtra Factor' Sarah-Jane Crawford has been exposed as a liar having claimed to be 29, when she is in fact 33
Sarah-Jane Crawford has reportedly been lying about her age.
It has been revealed the star - who hosts ITV2's 'Xtra Factor' - has been claiming to be younger than she actually is, stating her age is 29, when she is in fact 33-years-old.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Sarah-Jane claims she's never lied about her age -- that people just assumed she was 29 and she has never corrected them."
The BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter is rumoured to have felt pressured by the station - and sister station BBC Radio 1 - who have been making a concerted effort in recent years to appeal to a younger audience, which may have encouraged her to pretend to be younger than she is.
However, the host has made some hiccups along the way, after it was reported she took her GCSE exams in 1997, which would have made her just 12-years-old at the time.
As well as this, the beauty has previously spoken about her first television job on Channel 4 reality show 'Shipwrecked' in 2002 which would have made her 16-years-old at the time, despite the fact contestants had to be over 18 to appear.
The television talent has not commented on the revelations, but has instead been expressing her excitement for the final of 'The X Factor' this weekend, which will see Ben Haenow, Fleur East or Andrea Faustini crowned the show's winner.
She wrote on Twitter: "2 more sleeps until the final !!! #xtrafactor (sic)."