Capital Radio pissed off over lack of 1D thanks

By | Published on Thursday 23 February 2012

One Direction

Oh dear, when One Direction picked up the public-voted Capital FM-sponsored Best Single prize at the BRITs on Tuesday night, group member Harry Styles remembered to thank Radio 1, but not the Global Radio-owned station which had badged the award. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

As Chris Moyles gloated on Twitter about his station getting the big ups when its main rival – now a quasi-national station of course – had gone to the effort of sponsoring the gong, word has it chiefs at Global were not impressed one bit. The fact One Direction beat Global-managed The Wanted to the BRIT prize probably didn’t help.

The Guardian reports that the station quickly cancelled an on air guest slot planned for the boy band yesterday, while Radio Today cites sources as saying the ‘X-Factor’ group has been dropped from the Capital playlist. Which is a lot of toys out of the pram for someone to clean up.

Whether or not there is any truth in these rumours we don’t know, though the fact 1D’s people felt the need to quickly issue a statement on the matter yesterday suggests there was definitely some fuming going on over at Global HQ in Leicester Square.

The boy band’s people would like it to be known that: “One Direction forgot to thank the Capital Radio listeners last night when picking up their BRIT Award for Best British Single. This was an oversight as the boys were caught up in the excitement of winning. The band would like take this opportunity to thank Capital Radio and all their listeners for their support and for voting for them”.