Radio 1's Teen Awards honour inspirational teenagers in glittering awards ceremony

Three inspirational "Teen Heroes" were honoured alongside stars from the music and entertainment world at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards, which took place at London's Wembley Arena on Sunday 9 October.

The awards ceremony, which was hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshawand Mollie King from The Saturdays, celebrated the achievements of outstanding young people in the UK.

Olly MursTom DaleyRupert GrintThe WantedThe Inbetweeners and Ed Sheeran all picked up awards in the celebrity categories.

The event which was attended by almost 9,000 14-17 year-olds featured performances from Pixie LottJason DeruloCher LloydRizzle KicksJoe JonasOne Direction, and Ed Sheeran.

The newly crowned Teen Heroes were nominated by Radio 1 listeners and chosen by a panel of celebrities including headliner Pixie, Oritse Williams from JLS, Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs and experts from youth organisations. Radio 1 received over 700 nominations.

The first award was presented by Vernon Kay and Rizzle Kicks to sixteen year-old Charlie from Oswestry. Due to his quick thinking, Charlie saved the life of a six-year-old girl who almost drowned after falling into fast moving water.

Radio 1's Aled Haydn Jones and Pixie presented the second Teen Hero award to Alec, aged 13, from Kent. Alec, who suffers from dyspraxia and Asperger's, is currently battling cancer. Despite the illness, the courageous teen has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

The final award was presented to seventeen year-old Pippa from Southampton by Radio 1's Fearne Cotton and Ed Sheeran. Pippa is a young carer who looks after her disabled mother. The inspirational teen, who is currently studying for her A-Levels, also gives up her spare time to volunteer in her local community.

Pixie Lott said: "What an incredible day! It's been amazing to meet the Teen Hero nominees and watch the three winners collect their well-deserved awards on stage. There's no crowd louder and more enthusiastic than the one at Wembley today, which made my headline performance all the more enjoyable. I loved it!"

Ben Cooper, Acting Controller, BBC Radio 1, said: "This year's Teen Hero stories are very inspirational and I'm delighted that Radio 1 continues to celebrate young people and the really positive contribution they make to society."

Boy band The Wanted scooped up the award for Best Music Act while hit comedy programme The Inbetweeners won Best TV Show and Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, was given Best Actor.

Best Single was awarded to singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Best Album was picked up by Olly Murs. The Best Sports Star award went to world champion diver Tom Daley.

You can watch the best bits of BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards at and on the BBC Red Button from 6pm on Monday 10 October.


October 10, 2011 6:22am ET by Newsdesk   Comments (0)

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