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Saturday 21 October 2017

One Direction to play at BBC Music Awards

Big names including One Direction, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran have signed up for the first BBC Music Awards.

The line-up, which also includes Calvin Harris and Paloma Faith, was announced on air when Radio 1 breakfast host Nick Grimshaw joined Radio 2 counterpart Chris Evans (inset) in his studio.

Evans said: "Every year is a marvellous year for music in the UK and 2014 has been no exception. The inaugural BBC Music Awards will be the new icing on an ever-mouthwatering end-of-term cake.

"We shall gratefully be tipping our hats to those whose lights have shone brightest and whose music has helped water the inner flowers of our souls, hearts and minds over the last 12 months.

"Call it a review with prizes, or a show full of surprises, I cannot wait."

The event is seen as a rival to the Brit Awards which are broadcast on ITV, will be shown live on BBC One.

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