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JLS beat One Direction to become Britain's hardest working band

JLS have eclipsed the likes of One Direction and Westlife to be named Britain's hardest working band for the second year running.

Each year, royalties body PRS for Music lists the acts that have played live most often over the last 12 months.

Former X Factor contestants JLS have peformed 34 major gigs in 2012, meaning that they have been named Britain's hardest working band for the second year running.

Speaking about the accolade, the band said:

"We're delighted to once again be crowned the hardest working band of the year. 2012 has been an awesome 12 months for us and it means a lot that so many of our fans have had a chance to see us perform live. Thanks again for the support and we look forward to doing more in 2013."

Second on the list were the now retired Westlife with 31 arena shows, whilst Steps came in third with 25 major gigs.

Other names charting high were the likes of Olly Murs and One Direction, who have spent much of the year touring outside the UK.

As mentioned above, JLS won the prize in 2011 whilst Peter Andre was named the hardest working musician of 2010.

 

 

 

Watch JLS star JB Gill on Strictly Come Dancing below: