One Direction leave the BBC Radio 1 studios after being announced as the headline act for this years Radio 1 Teen Awards London, England. Photos: WENN. One Direction will headline BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2012, which will also see performances by Taylor Swift, Conor Maynard and Little Mix.
They kicking off the awards ceremony, which rewards inspirational teenagers who have made a difference, with a live performance at London’s Wembley Arena on October 7. Niall said: ‘It was so much fun last year and it’s a great line-up. It’s always good to be on a great bill. And obviously with the Teen Hero Award, it’s an award for people who have done amazing things, obviously it’s great to be part of that as well.’
The highlight of the star-studded event will be the presentation of three Teen Hero Awards to extraordinary and deserving teenagers. Nominations for commendable UK teens aged 12 to 17 open on August 20 and close on September 3. Niall’s friend died in a car crash. He Tweeted: #PrayForMullingarBoys last night following the loss of Quentin Reilly and the hospitalization of Scott Hogan and Lee Scally, all from his Irish hometown.
‘Hope the lads make a full recovery. Also quentin will be missed , thoughts with the reilly family at this time.’ The accident happened midday on Saturday (August 18) on the Mullingar to Killucan road. All three were taken to hospital and Reilly, who is in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore later that afternoon.
Perrie Edwards revealed to We Love Pop: ‘I was almost 17 before I had my first kiss. I was a late bloomer. Everyone used to call me ‘virgin lips’ as I’d never kissed anyone. I’d had loads of boyfriends but never kissed any of them. I used to get dumped a lot because of it. I was too scared I’d be like a washing machine.’