One Direction win Best British Single at the BRITs 2012!

One Direction

X Factor stars One Direction have won their first ever BRIT award tonight after bagging the gong for Best British Single.

The boys scored the award for their debut track What Makes You Beautiful, less than two years after competing in the show in 2010.

Speaking on stage, the group said the award was "for the fans", with Harry Styles adding: "This is for you".

One Direction beat fellow X Factor stars JLS and Olly Murs to win the award, which was voted for by the public online.

Congratulating the group, X Factor boss and Syco chief Simon Cowell wrote on Twitter: "Fantastic news. Congrats @onedirection I am very proud of you. @TheXFactor @BRIT_Awards"

Watch One Direction's video for What Makes You Beautiful below...

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube