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Bands fight for Radio 1 group award

One Direction and Little Mix are to battle it out to be named Best British Group at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

The boy band and the girl group both found fame on The X Factor and One Direction's Zayn Malik is engaged to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards.

Last year One Direction were the big winners, taking home three awards. This year t he band are also up for Best British Single for their hit Best Song Ever.

Fellow former X Factor contestant Olly Murs is also in the running for two awards - Best British Solo Artist and Best Single for his collaboration with Flo Rider, Troublemaker.

Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams, 16, is among the nominees for Best British Actor, while Doctor Who is pitted against the likes of reality show Geordie Shore and soap Coronation Street for the title of Best British TV Show.

Tennis players Laura Robson and Andy Murray are both shortlisted for Best British Sports Star, along with footballer Gareth Bale and Welsh rugby star Leigh Halfpenny.

The nominations were announced today during Matt Edmondson's show and fans having until 12 noon on Saturday October 19 to vote for their favourites online at

The star-studded awards ceremony hosted by Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and singer Rita Ora is being held on Sunday November 3 at Wembley Arena.

As well as celebrating the very best in music, sport, entertainment and the internet the event will also recognise the achievements of three very special Teen Heroes.

Jocelin Stainer, Editor of BBC Radio 1, said: "BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards are now firmly established as a key event in the music and entertainment calendar. The awards are for Radio 1 audiences and voted for by them which make them really special."

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