03 January 2020 11:10
The BBC coverage starts at 7pm and we will have all the action from Aberdeen in the two-hour shindig to name the British Sports Personality of the Year. The contenders are Dina-Asher-Smith, Lewis Hamilton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Alun Wyn Jones, Raheem Sterling and Ben Stokes. Stokes, who won the world cup with and in many people's eyes FOR England in the summer, and played one of the all time-great Ashes innings a month and a bit later, is the bookies' red-hot favourite. You can vote online with the BBC website or phone up during the live broadcast if you want to cast a vote for Stokes, who will be in Aberdeen tonight, or one of the others. Raheem Sterling won't be - he's currently part of a Man City team that's tearing Arsenal a new one at the Emirates...
A really nice piece here, in my opinion, in which sports desk colleagues have interviewed mentors of all six of the contenders tonight. His personal performances were only relevant to him as long as the team won. And here is Denise Lewis on why she reached out to Katarina Johnson-Thompson: "I did it because I remember a time in my career when I felt alone and no one was there to allay my fears and concerns. It's almost time to find out which sporting hero has won Sports Personality of the Year for 2019. The annual awards ceremony is taking place in Aberdeen tonight and you can watch it live on the BBC from 7pm.
You can watch live coverage of this year's ceremony from 7pm on BBC One tonight (December 14). Two weeks after he won the World Cup, Ben phoned up our captain, Gareth White, and asked if he could come down to the club and watch the boys play. He spent a couple of hours in the bar, just relaxing and mingling with people that he played with and his old school mates. When he found out, Ben texted me last week and said congratulations on your award. And when he was nominated for sports personality of the year, Ben texted me to say some people might be in touch to speak about it and could I help please?
I first met Raheem when his sister Lakima told me that her younger brother, who was in junior school, was a good player. When he finally arrived he was so good he always played the year ahead of himself. He has done so much for our school since he has left, including buying us tickets for the FA Cup semi-final last season. You just need to look at what he has achieved this year to see why he deserves to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He has won the treble with Manchester City, and scored two in the FA Cup final. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 has arrived with six contenders battling it out to be crowned champion. RadioTimes.com has rounded up the full shortlist for the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 award. Main achievements in 2019: Won Six Nations as Wales captain + progressed to Rugby World Cup semi-finals Check out our full guide to Alun Wyn Jones – and how to vote for him in BBC SPOTY Main achievements in 2019: Won 2019 Cricket World Cup + remarkable 135 not out Ashes innings v Australia Check out our full guide to Ben Stokes – and how to vote for him in BBC SPOTY Main achievements in 2019: Won 200m gold, 100m silver and 4x100m silver at World Athletics Championships Check out our full guide to Dina Asher Smith – and how to vote for her in BBC SPOTY Sport: Athletics (heptathlon/pentathlon) Main achievements in 2019: Won heptathlon gold at 2019 World Athletics Championships Check out our full guide to Katarina Johnson-Thompson – and how to vote for her in BBC SPOTY Main achievements in 2019: Won his sixth Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship title Check out our full guide to Lewis Hamilton – and how to vote for him in BBC SPOTY Sport: Football Main achievements in 2019: Won domestic treble (Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup) with Manchester City Check out our full guide to Raheem Sterling – and how to vote for him in BBC SPOTY