BBC Sports Personality of the Year LIVE: Lewis Hamilton WINS award for second time – live updates

LEWIS HAMILTON won his second BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, beating out second-placed Jordan Henderson, with Hollie Doyle coming in third place.

  • TV/Live stream: BBC One/BBC iPlayer
  • Nominees: Tyson Fury, Hollie Doyle, Lewis Hamilton (WINNER), Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stuart Broad, Jordan Henderson

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What time will the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020 start?

  • The event will be begin at 8pm UK time and run until 10pm.
  • As well as the main award, other gongs will be given out to various stars, including the Panel Special Award, which Marcus Rashford has picked up for his charity work this year.
  • Rashford has been instrumental in the plight to help end child poverty in the UK.
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    It's Lewis Hamilton!

    The record-breaking Formula One world champion is a deserving winner of 2020's Sports Personality of the Year.


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    There will be no clean sweep for Liverpool, but it's an admirable second spot for Jordan Henderson.

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    Announced by Leeds Rhino's Kevin Sinfield, Hollie Doyle takes third place.

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    We're moments away from discovering the winner of 2020's Sports Personality of the Year.

    Hold on to your hats.

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    Celeste is back with a poignant performance of Nat King Cole's 'Smile' as this year's awards remember the sporting stars we lost in 2020.

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    The honours keep on coming for Liverpool Football Club as Jurgen Klopp is announced as Coach of the Year, seeing off the likes of Chris Silverwood, Rob Baxter and Emma Hayes.

    My coaching team is the main reason why things work the way they work. It’s really nice to receive this awad, and behalf of my coaches, I will gladly take it home to Liverpool.

    Jurgen Klopp

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    Well, it could only be one winner, couldn't it? Liverpool Football Club are 2020's Team of the Year.

    Thirty years after their last English league title, the Reds have been sensational in 2020 as they took the Premier League at a canter during Project Restart.

    My team deserves it because they did an incredible job. It's a mix of talent, character and desire. Getting this prize in Manchester makes it even sweeter.

    Jurgen Klopp

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    A powerful spoken-word performance highlights the battle sport and society have embarked on in the battle against racism.

    There is still much more to be done, and we can only do it together.

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    Earlier this month, rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield ran an astonishing seven marathons in seven days in order raise money for and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease Association.

    His friend and former-teammate Rob Burrow has been battling the disease since December 2019.

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    Premier League champion and tweeting backstage.

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    Marcus Rashford's club have been quick to pay tribute to their player's richly-deserved honour this evening.

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    In honouring the regional and national champions of this year's Unsung Heroes Award, Rick Astley is brought to the stage to sing 'Every One Of Us'.

    As he belts out his number, the names of this year's unsung heroes fill the screen.

    Proceedings then take a poignant turn as the posthumous winner of this year's award is announced as Matt Ratana.

    Ratana, an officer with the Metropolitan Police, was killed on duty in September.

    In his spare time, Ratana was head coach at East Grinstead Rugby Club, who nominated him following his passing.

    Adored by staff and players alike, numbers at the club had quadrupled in his time involved.

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    Now it's the turn of Stuart Broad, the cricketer who this year broke the 500-mark for Test wickets as England triumphed over the West Indies.

    It's very special [to be nominated]. It's been a show I've watched since I was a little kid. It's got a great history with cricket and it was amazing to see [Ben Stokes] win it last year. It's great to be here.

    Stuart Broad

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    The next nominee is up is Lewis Hamilton, who this year equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven World Championships with a fourth consecutive title. In doing so, he surpassed Schumacher's total of 91 grand prix victories.

    The formula one driver has also been an inspirational advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    I've been racing for 27 years and it's taken a long time. It was such a far-fetched dream for me and my family. Those last few laps building up to that world title, I was thinking about all my family gave for me to be there and it brought up a lot of emotion.

    Lewis Hamilton

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    Fresh from Manchester United's thumping 6-2 victory of Leeds at Old Trafford, Marcus Rashford arrives on stage to collect the Expert Panel's Special Award for his incredible work this year in campaigning to end child poverty.

    The England international has been an inspiration on and off the pitch this year, and has succeeded many times where the government has failed.

    Now if only we had put Jesse Lingard in charge of Brexit negotiations and Harry Maguire in control of the coronavirus response.

    "For me, it all started growing up as a kid. If it was a 100m race, I started 50m behind everyone else. It was so difficult.

    Eventually I got to where I wanted to be, and once I was there, I had this thing eating at me saying 'make sure you make a difference for the next generation.'

    Marcus Rashford

    "As a country we should always protect them as much as we can, and give them the best chance at life."

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    Marvellously narrated by Danny Dyer, a video introduces the next nominee for the main award, Ronnie O'Sullivan, in which Steve Davis refers to the Rocket as one of Britain's greatest ever sportsmen.

    Steve Davis knows the game inside out, and for him to say that means more to me than any world championship. He was my hero growing up.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan

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    Sixteen-year-old diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix has collected the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2020 after winning gold in thewomen's 10m platform at both the Fina Diving Grand Prix and the British National Championships.

    The award has previously been won by the likes of Wayne Rooney and Andy Murray.

    I'm so excited and it's so amazing to think about the sports people who have won this award before, and following in their footsteps.

    Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix

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    Jurgen Klopp narrates a love letter to Jordan Henderson as 'You'll Never Walk Alone' plays in the background. The Liverpool captain wasn't born the previous time Liverpool won the top-flight title, but has overcome adversity to lead his side to glory this year.

    He speaks to Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan.

    To win the Premier League trophy is everything I had dreamt about since I was a little boy. It was a dream come true, not just for me but my teammates.

    Jordan Henderson

    "Coming to a huge club like Liverpool is always going to be difficult, and I did struggle at times, but I just continued to work hard and stay focused, and tried to prove people wrong.

    "I'm still trying every day to improve and be better, and I won't stop until I finished."

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    Emotional scenes as Tobias Weller, a nine-year-old with cerebral palsy and autism, is announced the winner of the inaugural winner of the Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero award.

    Weller from Sheffield used a walker to travel 52 miles on the streets where he lives, raising more than £137,000 in the process.

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    The first honour this evening is the Helen Rollason Award will be presented for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.

    Described as a national treasure, a knight of the realm and an inspiration, the recipient is Captain Sir Tom Moore.

    Presented by Jessica Ennis-Hill, the 100-year-old Moore captured the nation's hearts earlier in the year during lockdown with his fundraising campaigns.

    Thank you very much. This is a magnificent award, and something that I never envisaged.

    Captain Sir Tom Moore

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    With a mixture of slapstick and smut, Logan and Lineker introduce a series of lockdown clips of some of the world's best footballer doing keepy-uppies with toilet rolls.

    No wonder I couldn't find any in the shops during March.

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    Heralded by the likes of Sir AP McCoy and Hayley Turner on video, Hollie Doyle is introduced to the show as the first female jockey to ever be nominated for the Sports Personality of the Year award.

    She speaks to Alex Scott and Clare Balding on stage:

    "It's a huge privilege to hear AP say those words about me. It's just incredible.

    "[For any young girls hoping to get into the sport], believe in yourself, keep your head down and work really hard.

    "I love the bond between horse and rider, and it's something that gets me out of bed every day.

    This year has been incredible, but I don't want this to be my best year. I want bigger and better things.

    Hollie Doyle

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    Introduced first is Tyson Fury in a thrilling montage of his rematch with Deontay Wilder that is voiced by a poetic Vinnie Jones.

    Back from drink, drugs and depression, Jones and Ricky Hatton salute Fury's recovery that saw him lose ten stone in order to get himself in shape for the bout.

    However, the boxer has decided not to engage with the BBC for tonight's ceremony, and has asked viewers not to vote for him.

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