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BBC Switch Live 2009 winners announced

Fearne Cotton

JLS, Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz, Fearne Cotton and the latest Harry Potter movie all picked up prizes at the first BBC Switch Live Awards at London's Hammersmith Apollo today.

Cheryl Cole, Robert Pattinson, Tom Daley and TV series Skins were also winners at the star-studded bash, which celebrated the best in British talent from the past year as voted for by BBC Switch's teen audience.

Forming part of this year's BBC Switch Live event, the awards ceremony also featured incredible performances from a dazzling line-up of some of the biggest musical stars in the teen world, including the Black Eyed Peas, The Saturdays, Pixie Lott and Alexandra Burke.

Switch Live award-winners JLS and N-Dubz performed in front of 4,000 excited 14-17 year olds at the event, which was co-hosted by Kimberley Walsh and BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw.

Kimberley's Girls Aloud band-mate Cheryl Cole was named Switch's Prom Queen while Twilight actor Robert Pattinson was awarded Switch's Prom King.

Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton picked up the award for Switch's Stylish Human at the event.

Switch's Hottest Hit was awarded to Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz for their chart-topping single Number 1 while heart-throbs JLS picked up Switch's Outstanding Artist.

Teen drama Skins was voted Switch's Telly Turn On and Switch's Fave Flick went to Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince. Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, was at the event to pick up the award.

Switch's Sporting Hero was awarded to 15-year-old world champion diver Tom Daley.

The ninth gong was the Teen Hero Award, which was created to celebrate inspirational teenagers in the UK. Nominees were suggested by The Surgery on Radio 1 listeners and BBC Slink readers.

The winner of the award was 16-year-old Hannah Jones from Chester who, despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour and undergoing extensive treatment, has raised almost £50,000 for charity.

The Surgery on Radio 1 presenter Aled Haydn-Jones said: "We received nominations for so many inspirational and brave teenagers but Hannah really stuck out as someone who, despite facing a lot of challenges in her life, was not only able to overcome them but found a way of helping other people as well."

BBC Switch Live broadcasts on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel on Sunday 15 November at 3.00pm.

You can also listen back to the special five-hour Radio 1 Switch Live extravaganza, presented by Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac, at

The website also includes live performances which are available to watch on-demand as well as artist pages, video diaries, backstage fun, photo galleries, artist interviews and much more.

The nominees and winners:

Switch's Hottest Hit
Tinchy Stryder feat N-Dubz: Number 1

La Roux: In For The Kill
Dizzee Rascal: Bonkers
Florence and the Machine: Dog Days

Switch's Favourite Flick
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Quantum Of Solace
Slumdog Millionaire

Switch's Stylish Human
Fearne Cotton

Alexa Chung
Nicola Roberts
Agyness Deyn

Switch's Prom King
Robert Pattison

Aston Merrygold
Nick Grimshaw
James Corden

Switch's Prom Queen
Cheryl Cole

Pixie Lott
Fearne Cotton
Alexandra Burke

Switch's Telly Turn On

The X Factor
The Inbetweeners

Switch's Outstanding Artist

Florence and the Machine
Dizzee Rascal
Tinchy Stryder

Switch's Sporting Hero
Tom Daley

Eddie Izzard
Jessica Ennis
Stuart Broad

Notes to Editors

BBC Switch Live is a Remedy Production for BBC One. It is produced by Sophie Johnston, directed by Phil Heyes and the executive producer is Toby Dormer. The executive producer for the BBC is Geoffrey Goodwin.

BBC Switch celebrates British teens through a distinctive range of multiplatform content. It is headed up by Geoffrey Goodwin and produces a range of innovative and exciting content across TV (BBC Two), radio (BBC Radio 1) and online ( aimed at 12 to 17 year olds.

Launched in October 2007, Switch is committed to producing high-quality programmes and developing home-grown talent across comedy, entertainment, current affairs, music and drama.


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