The Wanted fly the flag at The People’s Choice Awards, One Direction don’t turn up

Flying the fit flag for the UK, The Wanted and One Direction were the biggest winners at last night's People's Choice Awards.

The Wanted sing their thank yous!The Wanted say thank you to Ellen DeGeneres after winning at the People's Choice Awards:

The Wanted won Best Breakthrough Act. Copyright: [wenn]

The One Direction boys bagged two more gongs for their downstairs loo, which must surely be running out of space by now.

They boys won Favourite Album (for Up All Night) and Favourite Song (for What Makes You Beautiful).

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However, it was their arch rivals, The Wanted managed to scoop the big one - Favourite Breakthrough Artist!

An award they accepted while also looking smokin' hot, with a particular mention going to GQ's fourth Worst Dressed Man, Max George who was looking especially gorge.

The boys were there to accept the award, which helps.. Copyright: [wenn]

Accepting the award, Nathan Sykes said:"Over Christmas I was sat with my mum and I said the one thing I want to do is win a massive US award!"

They then performed a quick impromptu performance of Afternoon Delight, as you do!

The lads said it was for talkshow host Ellen Degeneres, "We promised we'd sing a song for Ellen if we won," Max George said.

And plus, we reckon they must have been secretly pretty darn chuffed to have pipped One Direction to the post.

Well, perhaps if One D had turned up they would have been in with more of a chance?

Alas, One D were notably absent from the event, sticking to UK soils to work on their next album.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry took away three gongs including Favourite Pop Artist and Emma Watson bagged Favourite Dramatic Actress.

The Wanted sing their thank yous!The Wanted say thank you to Ellen DeGeneres after winning at the People's Choice Awards: