Where has the Xtra Factor been hiding?

Oh dear… when the rest of the UK are getting excited about the new series of Xtra Factor, it seems that one person may well have forgotten where she should be. With ITV allstars like Ant and Dec getting excited, we hope Sarah-Jane Crawford remembers exactly where she needs to be tomorrow night.
Tune into ITV2 at 9.25pm for exclusive interviews, backstage gossip and a brand new presenter.

Sarah-Jane Crawford adds some Xtra fun to ITV2

Meet The Xtra Factor's new presenter

How excited are you about your new role?
I’m so excited about the new role. It’s a dream job. When I found out I was at the gym getting a protein shake and my agent called me and told me I’d got the job, I screamed and everyone thought I had bought a dodgy protein shake. I just keep reminding myself to enjoy it while it’s happening rather than thinking ahead to the live shows.

How do you think Xtra Factor will be different from previous series?
I just think it will be sassy, there’s going to be way more banter. I’ve got the opportunity to bounce off the new judges and I think this year there’ll be lots more music credibility, we all really know our stuff. And of course the return of Simon and Cheryl which you cannot beat!

Official press launch of The X Factor

Tonight saw the official launch to the press of The X Factor 2014. Amidst a fan frenzy outside, the judges (all except Mel B who was in America) made their way inside London's Ham Yard Hotel for a special screening of the show.

Sarah-Jane Crawford has got the Xtra Factor

More exciting developments for The X Factor as ITV2’s The Xtra Factor gains a new host. The wonderful Sarah-Jane Crawford is the new face of the show, coming to your screens later this year.

Sarah-Jane will be taking audiences behind the scenes of one of the biggest shows on TV, providing exclusive backstage access from the X Factor auditions to the live finals, while grilling the Judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh - as well as the contestants.

Sarah’s been hosting an afternoon radio show on 1Xtra and voicing The Official UK Urban Chart rundown – so she knows music like the back of her hand.

Speaking of her new role, Sarah-Jane said: “I’ve been a huge fan of The X Factor since day one and have watched every series religiously, so to be the new host of The Xtra Factor in its most exciting year EVER, is what dreams are made of. I'll be asking the Judges the questions that people at home are screaming at their TVs - and you'd better believe I'm going in with a bang! I just can’t wait to get on the road now and meet the auditionees!"

Even more reason to be excited about the new series.

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