The Lockdown Awards are heading to BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 will host The Lockdown Awards to celebrate some of the most weird and wonderful moments of 2020.
Greg James will dedicate his breakfast show on Thursday 26 November to the event, taking a look back at some of his favourite moments from the past twelve months, handpicking the nominees and eventual winners himself across a series of categories, including Favourite Live Performance, Biggest Zoom Fail and Fitness Inspiration of the Year.
The Lockdown Awards will also feature live music highlights from over the years at Radio 1’s Teen Awards, including from One Direction, Little Mix and Camila Cabello.
They are a replacement this year for the Teen Awards event which could not take place this year.
Radio 1 will also be shining a light on some of the young unsung heroes of 2020 as part of the station’s annual Teen Heroes celebrations this December.
Greg James says: “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Oh great, another awards ceremony, just what we all need’. But actually, we’ve never been more reliant on nonsense to keep us going. It’s basically a great opportunity to re-live some of the things that have made us laugh during this pig of a year.”
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, added: “In what has been an incredibly tough year for us all, many young people around the UK have found themselves facing new and previously unprecedented challenges. Although we always look forward to the Teen Awards, we hope the Radio 1 Lockdown Awards will provide a fitting alternative this year as Greg, with a little help from the listeners, helps us reflect on the past twelve months in true Radio 1 Breakfast style.”