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7:39am 21st February 2013
(Updated 7:39am 21st February 2013)

Former Falmouth student Ben Howard is crowned Britain's new king of pop.

The star won Best British Male and the Breakthrough award at the showbiz ceremony in London on Wednesday night.

Ben collected the Best Male award from mate Ed Sheeran, who won it last year. He said: ""I'm not very good at speeches. I'm not very good at dancing."

And he thanked his mum, joking: "She's rung a lot of old friends to ask them to vote for this."

Ben studied journalism at Falmouth, leaving just months before the end of the three year course in order to pursue a music career, a decision that seems to have paid off.

After the bash he told reporters: "It was genuine shock. I thanked my mum on the first award, so I was obviously a little shellshocked. Pretty rock and roll.

"To be nominated was amazing and to actually come away with these two is, well, bizarre is probably the best way to sum it up.

"I'm going to disappear for a little bit and get down to recording a second album I'm proud of - put some work into it and put some passion into it."

Pop journalist Kevin Hughes said: "He'll be very excited to see he's already got a top ten single for the first time on iTunes. His album sales will leap something like 300% today. He released an album in September and he's about to have a very good week."

7:39am 21st February 2013

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