Katy Perry and Taylor Swift joined inspirational young people on stage for the first BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards celebrating the achievements of British teenagers. Awards were handed to three 16-17-year-olds in front of an audience of thousands at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.
The newlywed Perry choked up and shed a tear onstage when presenting the Teen Hero award to Connor Rowntree who’s had nearly 100 operations after an accident that left him badly burned, yet now runs a campaign for fire safety.
The Teen Community Hero award went to Alex Williams who lost the use of his legs at the age of seven, but went on to help other disabled children as a sports ambassador and wheelchair basketball player aspiring toward the Olympics.
Jack Bennett was named Teen Entrepreneur for setting up a free-range chicken farm to benefit his local community.
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