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Sunday 25 February 2018

Liam Payne and Rita Ora to perform at Radio 1 Teen Awards

They will be joined by Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa.

Liam Payne and Rita Ora
Liam Payne and Rita Ora

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

One Direction star Liam Payne, Rita Ora and Dua Lipa are among the acts who will perform at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards.

They will be joined on the line-up by former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello and boy band The Vamps at the event honouring the UK’s unsung teenage heroes, as well as the best music, sport and entertainment stars.

The Vamps

The show, which takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on October 22, will celebrate the teenage heroes nominated by Radio 1 listeners and then chosen by a panel of judges.

The show will be hosted by Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw and Ora.

Grimshaw said: “Yaaayyyy so happy Rita is back to co-host, genuinely one of my favourite days of the year.

Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards in 2016

“Looking forward to honouring our Teen Heroes and bringing you a massive show from Wembley.”

Payne added: “I can’t wait to play the Radio 1 Teen Awards – it’s always a great day with a brilliant line-up. I’m looking forward to performing my new songs and returning to the stage – but as a solo artist this time.”

Liam Payne

His bandmate Harry Styles will take on Ed Sheeran, Lipa, Stormzy and Rag ‘N’ Bone man to be named best British solo artist at the show, while The Vamps, The 1975, Little Mix, Clean Bandit and Bastille will compete for the title of best British group.

Little Mix

Love Island is nominated for best TV show, alongside Planet Earth II, Stranger Things, Game Of Thrones and Doctor Who.

The awards will be broadcast live on Radio 1 on October 22 and will be available to watch live on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel, the BBC Red Button and Radio 1’s website, with highlights available to watch on Radio 1’s YouTube channel.

Tickets will be available from 9am on August 25 at BBC.co.uk/Radio1

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