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BBC Radio 1 to host Lockdown Awards show


Itís basically a great opportunity to re-live some of the things that have made us laugh during this pig of a year. Greg James

In a special edition of Radio 1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 1 will host an awards show with a difference to celebrate some of the most weird and wonderful moments of 2020.

As it is not possible for Radio 1ís Teen Awards to take place this year, Radio 1 Breakfast on Thursday 26 November will be dedicated to the Radio 1 Lockdown Awards. Breakfast show host Greg James will be 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 hotly contested 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 1ís Teen Awards, including from One Direction, Little Mix and Camila Cabello. For over a decade, Radio 1ís annual Teen Awards has been the ultimate event at which to celebrate the nationís most-loved music, film, TV and sports stars. Though the ongoing pandemic means the Teen Awards could not take place as they normally would, Radio 1 could not pass up an opportunity to celebrate some of the most iconic moments from the past twelve months.

Radio 1 will also be shining a light on some of the young unsung heroes of 2020 as part of the stationís annual Teen Heroes celebrations this December. Each year Radio 1 shines a spotlight on teenagers who have demonstrated exceptional work and dedication to helping others. Plans for recognising the Teen Heroes of 2020 will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Greg James says: ďI know what youíre thinking: ĎOh great, another awards ceremony, just what we all needí. But actually, weíve never been more reliant on nonsense to keep us going. Itís basically a great opportunity to re-live some of the things that have made us laugh during this pig of a year.Ē

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: ďIn 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.Ē

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