Sarah-Jane Honeywell

Sarah-Jane Honeywell (born 5 January 1974) is an English television presenter, actress, singer, dancer, acrobat/aerialist best known for her work on the CBeebies television channel.

Sarah-Jane Honeywell
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Sarah-Jane Honeywell in 2006
Born (1974-01-05) 5 January 1974 (age 46)
OccupationTelevision presenter, singer and actress
Spouse(s)Ayden Callaghan

As well as appearing on pre-school TV, Honeywell is a supporter of Bristol City F.C. and writes a regular column in the Ashton Gate Stadium match day programme 'Well Red'. Sarah-Jane is a vegan,[2][3] and does charity work for Dogs Trust.[4][5] Fairies being her website and personal symbol, she also has a fairy-wings tattoo.[6]

In December 2006, Honeywell released an EP titled Love and Magic.[7] The second track "Believe in Magic" was released as a single, and the music video was made at the annual Goose Fair in Nottingham, 2007.[8] A Sarah-Jane plush doll was released to coincide with the EP.[9] The songs from the EP featured in the CBeebies Live tour and the recent production of Peter Pan at the Capitol Theatre, Horsham.

Personal lifeEdit

On 17 May 2015, Honeywell and her fiancée, Hollyoaks actor Ayden Callaghan, announced they were expecting their first child. Their baby boy, Phoenix, was born on 25 August 2015 at 8:31pm. They were married in 2016. She blogs about her life as a mum as honeymumster They welcomed their second child, another boy, Indiana on 24 January 2018.


Early careerEdit

When Honeywell was young she went to dance school and gymnastics classes. She completed her education at Ordsall Hall School.[citation needed] At 18, she got her first job, working in Malta as a contortionist for three months,[10] having trained with an acrobatic troupe[11] the Great Kovaks in Doncaster.[2] At 19, she moved to London to play the part of a kitten in Cats, and from musical theatre moved into television.

Later careerEdit

Honeywell has acted in several leading theatre productions including The Little Mermaid at the Alban Arena, Peter Pan at Southend, Woking, Southampton, Wimbledon and Horsham, the 2004/05 and 2006/07 CBEEBIES Live! National Arena Tours and the Fimbles National Tour 2006. She also appeared in Falstaff at the Royal Opera House, has played a wide range of characters in television dramas and commercials, and continues to do aerial and skin work.[12] She has also performed a solo show "Love & Magic" at venues across the UK and Europe. Sarah-Jane reviewed a new independent children's book "Pirates don't clean their teeth".[1] She is finished filming the first of 2 brand new series for Cbeebies which went on air in 2010.

In August 2011, her wholesome image came under scrutiny when she controversially appeared on celebrity photographer Marc de Groot's Facebook page, pouring diet coke over an almost see-through vest and posing wearing candyfloss "underwear".[13]

Further emphasising her shift in career direction, Honeywell also filmed scenes for an independent feature film Shadows of a Stranger, a dark psychological thriller released in 2014. Honeywell got engaged to Ayden Callaghan, and the couple were married in 2016.[14] Sarah-Jane has just finished recording a dance album with record producer Dave DMello which is due to be released April 2012.[15]

Notable appearancesEdit

Year Media Part Production Production Company
2014 Television Presenter Live TV Dating ChatGirl TV
2010 Television Presenter Mighty Mites[16] CBeebies/BBC
2010 Television Panzee ZingZillas CBeebies/BBC
2009 Stage Ariel The Little Mermaid Qdos & Alban Arena, St Albans
2008 Stage Peter Pan Peter Pan Horsham Theatre
2007 Stage Glinda Wizard of Oz New World Productions
2006 Stage Host Fimbles Live! Fiery Angel & Novel
2006–2007 Television Links Presenter CBeebies Presentation CBeebies/BBC
2005–06 Stage Co-host CBeebies Live! Arena Tour BBC Worldwide
2005 Stage Co-host Tweenies and Friends Show Iain Lauchlan & BBC Worldwide
2002–2007 Television Presenter Tikkabilla/Higgledy House Series Four BBC
2004–2005 Stage/Pantomime Peter Pan Peter Pan Qdos @ Mayflower Southampton
2001–2002 Stage/Musical Etcetera (cat) CATS – London Cameron Mackintosh
1999 Stage/Opera Aerialist/Acrobat Falstaff The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
1998 Film Abigail Orlowski Travelling Light Kanchi Wichman


  1. ^ "Sarah-Jane Honeywell and CBeebies". BBC Nottingham. 15 September 2005. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  2. ^ a b Wardle, Tony. "Young, gifted and veggie". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Vegan Health and Beauty". Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  4. ^ "It's a Dog's Life". Retrieved 18 January 2008.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Dogs Trust Christmas Fayre". 2006. Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  6. ^ "Faery Wings Tattoo". 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  7. ^ "About Sarah-Jane Honeywell". Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  8. ^ "Believe in Magic with Sarah-Jane Honeywell". Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  9. ^ "News". Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  10. ^ "Upstaged by the pre-school superstars". "This Is Lancashire". 28 July 2006. Archived from the original on 11 September 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  11. ^ Lewis, Katy (13 March 2006). "Sarah-Jane's got that fimbling feeling!". "BBC Beds Herts & Bucks". Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  12. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Archived from the original on 25 January 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2007.
  13. ^ "Tikkabilla children's TV host Sarah-Jane Honeywell in raunchy adult shots on photographer Marc de Groot's Facebook page". Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Sarah-Jane Music Resume". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  16. ^ "BBC – Press Office – CBeebies Highlights 2010". Retrieved 9 May 2010.

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