Sarah-Jane Crawford quits Radio 1Xtra to move to LA for new job

Published Thursday, Aug 27 2015, 09:22 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sarah-Jane Crawford is quitting the UK to move to Los Angeles.

The Radio 1Xtra DJ and former Xtra Factor presenter revealed via Twitter that she's handed in her notice at Radio 1Xtra to move to the US for a new job.

She wrote: "I've had an exciting offer to work on a project in the US. So I'll be leaving my 1Xtra show to move to LA. Super excited BUT sad to say bye."

Sarah Jane Crawford attends the Tateossian and David Furnish party during The London Collections Men SS16 at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club on June 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

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Sarah-Jane - who hasn't revealed what the project is - then retweeted plenty of fans and friends who sent her well wishes for her new opportunity in the sunshine, including TOWIE star Vas J Morgan, who is no stranger to LA himself!

Her last Radio 1Xtra show will be 2 October.

"I would like to thank everyone who has supported me at the BBC, especially all of my fantastic editors and producers who have given me the most wonderful seven years of radio broadcasting," she said. "I am really excited to be starting a new project in LA. However, I will be sad to leave such an amazing home as nobody does it quite like 1Xtra and Radio 1."

Her show will be taken over by A.Dot, who has been with 1Xtra since last year. "I'm so excited for The Dotty Show to become part of the weekday schedule on 1Xtra - it's a massive honour to get to work at my favourite radio station every day," she said.

"I'm hugely grateful to everyone at 1Xtra for nurturing me during an incredible first year at the station and for being brave enough to unleash me on our listeners five days a week! There's gonna be more music and more mayhem and I can't wait to get started."

Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes at Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said: "We are absolutely delighted that Dotty will be taking over afternoons on 1Xtra and we're looking forward to her bringing her unique take on life coupled with a deep passion for music to weekdays. I would also like to thank Sarah-Jane for her hard work and dedication to 1Xtra. We wish her all the best in her new adventure in LA."

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