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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Paralympian Ellie Simmonds was named Inspirational Hero of 2012 at the Radio 1 Teen Awards today.
There were also awards for diver Tom Daley and boyband One Direction, and a trio of inspirational youngsters were named Teen Heroes at the show at Wembley Arena.
Simmonds’ award comes after she won two golds, a silver and a bronze in this year’s Paralympic Games.
One Direction scooped a hat-trick picking up Best British Music Act, Best British Single for One Thing and Best British Album for Up All Night.
They performed at the event along with Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Conor Maynard.
The award for Best British Sports Star went to Daley, who was also named Male Hottie of the Year.
The X Factor won best British TV Show, with the award being collected by judge Tulisa Contostavlos.
Daniel Radcliffe picked up Best British Actor while his former co-star Emma Watson collected Female Hottie of the Year.
Ben Cooper, controller BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, said: “Radio 1’s Teen Awards are all about celebrating the positive contribution that teenagers make to this country.”
Highlights from the show, hosted by DJs Nick Grimshaw and Gemma Cairney, will be broadcast on BBC Three at 8pm on Monday.