Monday, July 29, 2013

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 On Sunday 8th September 2013; To Be Presented By Olympic Hero Tom Daley

UPDATE (29/7/2013) - Nickelodeon UK's official press release announcing the news can be found below!

Nickelodeon UK has announced and confirmed the very exciting Nick UK News in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere and show the Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013, the awards show which recognises and celebrates talented young people from across the UK with serious skills, on television on Sunday 8th September 2013, the very next day after Nickelodeon and Britvic holds this years Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards event at London's O2 Indigo Arena, situated on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, UK, on Saturday 7th September 2013! The entertainment news website Digital Spy is reporting that Nick UK will be airing the Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards at 5.00pm (repeated from 6:00pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nick+1)!

In the same Tweet, Nick UK has also announced the very exciting news that the British diver, London 2012 Summer Olympic Games medalist and Kids' Choice Awards winner Tom Daley ("Splash!") will be the host of Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013, which promises to be bigger and better, packed with more skills, more awards, and more slime than ever before!

Digital Spy is also reporting the exciting news that, from today (Monday 29th July 2013) until Saturday 31st August 2013, visitors to the official Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 website at can vote for who they think deserves to win a coveted 'Golden Skillie' award.

Nominees for the awards have been selected by a panel of experts who have been mega busy over the past three months travelling across the country to find the UK's most skilled children in a range of activities, from Breakdancing and Skateboarding to BMXing and Soccer Freestyling, and Nick has now created 6 cool Skills Award categories featuring 4 nominees in each: Best Baller, Best Biker, Best Boarder, Best Skater, Best Dancer and Best Rider! Scroll down for a full list of nominees!

According to DS, tickets to the Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 ceremony will also become available from the website from Monday 5th August 2013!

To celebrate Tom Daley presenting the 2013, Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards, Nick UK has unveiled their latest promo/trailer for the awards ceremony, in which Daley can be seen playing basketball, skateboarding and slipping into a football kit to show off his skills, before changing into his trunks and promising "more slime" than in previous ceremonies, which you can watch below!

Posted by Nickelodeon UK on their official Twitter feed, @NickelodeonUK:
Big news ALERT @TomDaley1994 is the host for this year's #fruitshootskills awards on @NickelodeonUK! Tune in Sep 8!

Below is more information about each of "Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards" award categories and a full list of who has been nominated to win a coveted Golden Skillie Award from the official "Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards" website. Click on each category to watch a video clip to see them in action, where you can also vote for that nomination as well. The closing date for voting in each category is Saturday 31st August 2013. Who wins is up to you!:

Best Baller

Olivia (14 Years)
Olivia is representing the girls with all the freestyle football skills to pay the bills! When she isn’t on the pitch running rings around the lads, she is out practicing her freestyle! Olivia is a female soccer star of the future, no doubt.

Josh (13 Years)
Josh is an up and coming star in football freestyle. Come rain or shine, Josh will be outside training hard and perfecting tricks! Josh has a big following online where he showcases his skills and teaches others the tricks of his trade!

Adam (14 Years)
Adam is a self-taught freestyler with lightning-fast feet and is always pushing to master the next big trick! His ground work is second to none, and his creative combos really wow the crowds!

Theo (11 Years)
Theo is our youngest and one of the most talked about freestyler skillsters in the country right now! Theo’s ability to link up and land almighty combos has got heads turning and tongues wagging!

Best Biker

Matty (13 Years)
Matty has been hitting BMX trials for two years and been making quite a name for himself on the trials circuit. With growing interest from sponsors all over the UK, Matty’s dreams of becoming a pro rider may be closer to a reality!

Jack (15 Years)
Jack is a rider from Chelmsford who is making serious waves on the BMX scene. At only fifteen years old, he is already competing against (and beating) guys ten years older than him! Watch out world, Jack is out to play!

Mark (15 Years)
Mark has only been riding for two years and already has a bag of tricks veteran riders would be proud of! From intense tail whips to truck drivers, this guy has serious skills!

Beth (14 Years)
Fourteen year old Beth has been riding for five years and is already the World No. 2 for girls BMX racing! Beth hits the track hard and the jumps even harder, and one day hopes to make it to the Olympic finals!

Best Boarder

Kristian (14 Years)
Kristian lives, sleeps and breathes boarding and it’s clear all the hours of practice are paying off! He has recently been inducted into the broke skateboarding team, as he rides hard and rolls easy!

Mikey (13 Years)
Mikey is a thirteen year old from Liverpool and the youngest member of the skateport team! He practices nearly every night with his younger brother and friends and hits the vert ramps hard and always pushes himself to go big!

Katie (15 Years)
Katie got her first snowboard when she was five years old and started competing just a year later! She’s won gold medals in both the kids, women’s and senior women’s competitions and is only the fifth girl EVER to land a double backflip!

Ayla (13 Years)
Ayla was born in London and started riding when she was only three years old! She loves to ride all styles of boarding, from pipe, slopestyle, giant slalom and big air! Footage courtesy of Max Thidling, Steve Addicott and Stewart Monk.

Best Breakthrough

Nominees to be announced soon.

Best Dancer

IMD (10-16 Years)
IMD Legion are a diverse East London street dance crew made up of 10 to 16 year olds. As well as being finalists on Sky 1’s ‘Got To Dance’ they have won many competitions, including the UK Street Dance XXL Championships. (Footage courtesy of Sky1)

Notorious (10-14)
Notorious are an all-girl street dance crew aged between 10 and 14 years. They have only been dancing together for a short amount of time, but their on stage tenacity and togetherness make the group look like they’ve been training together for years! (Footage courtesy of Sky1)

Terra & Eddie (6/9)
Nine year old Eddie and six years old Terra are sisters from Wolverhampton whose BGirl talents have taken them all over the world! Whether they are competing at international competitions, appearing in music videos, or even performing on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' in the USA.

Akai (14 Years)
Akai is a fourteen year old break dancer who hit the limelight when he won the first series of GTD in 2010. But that wasn’t enough for the incredible boy, who has since featured in several movies, music videos, TV adverts and countless live dance competitions!

Best Rider

Soly (13 Years)
Soly is one of the youngest grit scooter pro team riders and has a little over two years behind the handlebars! Soly’s favourite trick to date is the back flip with no hands, and he is fast becoming the ‘one to watch’ on the scoot circuit.

Jacques (13 Years)
Jacques is a pro scooter rider sponsored by Skate Hut and Lucky Scooter Parts UK. He is currently one of the hottest freestyle riders on the UK scoot scene and competes all around Europe!

Maddie (14 Years)
Fourteen year old Maddie has been riding scooters for over a year and lives to Scoot! She hits the parks as much as she can, and has been representing UK girl riders on scoot tours and competitions nationwide!

Keenan (14 Years)
Keenan is a young shredder with some serious scoot skills. As a team rider for SkateHut and Blunt Scooters UK, Keenan makes it count when it’s competition time and is bringing the noise every ride!

Best Skater

Jordan (14 Years)
Jordan has been skating for eleven years, and when he lets rip on the ramps it’s clear to see he is a master in the making! Becoming a team rider for ‘That Rolling Brand’ – it’s clear to see Jordan has a future on wheels!

Tony (12 Years)
Tony is one of the most talked about British Bladers on the scene – and his creativity carving around the park makes him stand out from the crowd! He has been skating harder every day and is destined for the Pro Leagues!

Keanan (13 Years)
Keanan is an up and coming skater from London, and making a name for himself on the competition circuit. Whether he is rolling the street course, or working the jump box, Keanan is a fearless, fast and fierce flow rider!

Cei (11 Years)
Cei is a little blader with big promise, and letting him loose in the park proves Cei has got what it takes to hit the big time! Cei is the youngest ‘Skater’ nominee, but his supreme grinds and big air grabs showcase that Cei means business!

Who wins is up to you! Vote for who YOU think deserves to win a Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards here at!

Below is Nickelodeon UK's official "Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013" press release announcing the exciting news:


London – 29th July 2013 – Olympic diver Tom Daley will host Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 live from London's IndigO2 on Saturday 7th September. The event will honour kids from across the UK with seriously impressive skills such as street dancing, skateboarding, BMXing and a host of active skills in-between. The awards ceremony will then be shown on Sunday 8th September at 5pm on Nickelodeon.

Following on from last year's awards, this year the celebration will be even better with kids being honoured in seven skills-based categories. The individual accolades will be presented by some of the biggest names in sport, film and television, alongside live music performances.

"As a sportsman who has trained hard from an early age, I know just how much dedication and passion it takes to really perfect a skill," said host Tom Daley. "Nickelodeon’s Fruit Shoot Skills Awards recognises the most talented kids in the UK today and who knows, we may even find a new young Olympic hopeful for Team GB!"

Nominees for the awards were selected by a panel of top experts who travelled across the country to find the UK’s most skilled kids. The awards ceremony follows on from Nickelodeon’s Fruit Shoot Skills Tour, a nationwide shopping centre experience which invited kids to show off their impressive skills. Kids who attended one of the tour events were given the opportunity to enter the Breakthrough Award by submitting a video of them showing their best active skill via

Winners for all of the awards can be voted for online at from today until 31st August.

Tickets to Nickelodeon’s Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 can be found by visiting from Monday 5th August.*

Nickelodeon’s Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 categories and nominees include:


Katie, age 15 from Brighouse, Yorkshire, Snowboarder
Ayla, age 13 from Chamonix, France, Snowboarder
Mickey, age 13 from Liverpool, Skateboarder
Kristian, age 14 from Liverpool, Skateboarder


Theo, age 11 from Cornwall, Footballer
Josh, age 13 from Northamptonshire, Footballer
Olivia, age 14 from Leyland, Lancashire, Footballer
Adam, age 12 from Kidlington, Oxfordshire, Footballer


Mark, age 15 from Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, BMX Ramp
Matty, age 13 from Wokingham, Berkshire, BMX Trials
Beth, age 14 from Finchingfield, Essex, BMX Racing
Jack, age 14 frim Chelmsford, Essex, BMX Ramp


IMD, ages 11-16 from East London, Street Dance Crew
Notorious, ages 10-14 from Port Talbot, Wales, Street Dance Crew
Akai, age 14 from Ashford, Kent, Break Dancer
Terra and Eddie, age 6 and 9 from Wolverhampton, B-Girls


Maddie, age 14 from Coventry, Scooter
Soly, age 13 from Bristol, Scooter
Jacques, age 13 from Cheleston, Northamptonshire, Scooter
Keenan, age 14 from Eastbourne, Scooter


Jordan, age 14 from Blackpool, Inliner
Keanan, age 13 from Harrow, Hertfordshire, Inliner
Cei, age 11 from Ferndale, Wales, Inliner
Tony, age 12 from Fife, Scotland, Inliner


To be announced


* Please note each ticket to Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 will incur a £1 admin/ booking fee.


Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

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Robinsons Fruit Shoot was launched by Britvic in 2000 and is now the number one kid's drinks brand as voted for by kids.

With a wide range to choose from, there really is something for every kid and every occasion, from the refreshing low sugar range and the flavoured water Hydro, to the juicy My 5 which contains 75% juice and 25% spring water and counts as one of your five a day. Free from artificial colours and flavours, Fruit Shoot features a convenient re-sealable sports cap, for easy-drinking and no spills.

The Robinsons Fruit Shoot range reflects current consumer preference, which sees the majority of mums purchasing the low sugar options, accounting for 85% of the total Robinsons Fruit Shoot Juice Drink sales.


Also, from Digital Spy:
Exclusive: Tom Daley lands first presenting gig at Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Awards

Olympian will host an awards ceremony from the O2 Arena, Digital Spy can reveal.

Tom Daley has landed his first TV presenting role fronting Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards, Digital Spy can reveal.

The Olympic medal-winning diver, who previously served as a mentor on ITV's Splash!, will host the ceremony honouring talented children across the UK from London's O2 Indigo Arena on Saturday, September 7.

Tom Daley, Men's 10m Platform during the FINA Diving World Series at the Royal Commonwealth; © PA Images

"As a sportsman who has trained hard from an early age, I know just how much dedication and passion it takes to really perfect a skill," Daley said.

"Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards recognises the most talented kids in the UK today and who knows, we may even find a new young Olympic hopeful for Team GB."

In a promo for the awards, Daley can be seen playing basketball, skateboarding and slipping into a football kit to show off his skills, before changing into his trunks and promising "more slime" than in previous ceremonies.

Lawson and Amelia Lily are among the musical acts to have played at the Skills Awards previously, with performers for this year's ceremony still to be announced.

Nominees for the awards were selected by a panel of experts who travelled across the country to find the UK's most skilled children.

Winners for all of the awards can be voted for online at from today (July 29) until August 31. Tickets to the ceremony are also available from the website from August 5.

Watch Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 on Sunday, September 8 at 5pm on Nickelodeon.