Nick Grimshaw hosts Radio 1’s Teen Awards

BBC Radio 1 breakfast presenter Nick Grimshaw has hosted the annual Teen Awards event, which took place at the Wembley Arena last night.

He was joined by popstar Rita Ora to help hand out the awards which were voted for by listeners in music, sport and entertainment categories.

The awards also celebrated the achievements of three special Teen Heroes, each chosen for their incredible bravery and strength. Nominated by Radio 1 and Radio 2 listeners, and Blue Peter viewers, the three Teen Heroes were chosen by a panel of celebrities including Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Jordan from Rizzle Kicks, Radio 1 DJs, journalists and experts from youth organisations.

Nick Grimshaw said: ”This year’s Radio 1 Teen Awards was amazing. The live music was brilliant, there were some very deserving winners and being able to celebrate the incredible Teen Heroes was an honour, and all in front of a very appreciative audience. It really was Radio 1 at its best.”

Tinie Tempah, Fall Out Boy, Rizzle Kicks, Jessie J, Icona Pop and James Arthur all performed live at the event and the awards were presented by special guests including Taylor Swift and Little Mix.

The winners are:

Best British Single: One Direction ‘Best Song Ever’
Best British Group: One Direction
Best British Solo Artist: Olly Murs
Best British TV Show: Doctor Who
Best British Actor: Maisie Williams
Best British Sports Star: Andy Murray
Best British Vlogger: Zoella
The Friday Download Best British Breakthrough Award: Union J

Highlights of the event can be seen on BBC Three at 7pm tonight (Monday).

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 11:15 am by RadioToday UK

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