One Direction steal the MTV VMAs 2012! Well, not literally: they won THREE!

One Direction have scooped up three MTV Video Music Awards making them the talk of last night's ceremony.

One D are the talk of last night's awards! Copyright: [wenn]

While we were all tucked up in our beds (probably dreaming of Zayn Malik), the boys were storming to victory over on the other side of the pond.

One Direction scooped 'Best Pop Video' and 'Most Share-Worthy Video' for 'What Makes You Beautiful', and were also named 'Best New Artist'.

That means they won more awards that Rihanna, Katy Perry and even Beyonce! Not bad for a few guys from old Blighty, eh?

One Direction won three awards. Copyright: [wenn]

Plus, they would have definitely scooped World's Fittest Band but sadly, that isn't a verified category at these awards…

We are working on it for next year.

The boys are, understandably, chuffed with their win and have already tweeted their gratitude.

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Harry told fans on on Twitter: "We owe you everything. Thank you so much for this. Three VMAs!! YEAH .xx"

While Niall said: "Guys what the hell! You are incredible, 3 vmas ! We love u all soo much! All 3 of them are for u! Thank you!"

We reckon the Americans should send us some sort of official thank you for giving them a blessing such as One Direction.

But we suppose they did give us Justin Timberlake so we suppose it's only fair we give them something back.