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NEC to host awards

BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be returning to the NEC this winter.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be returning to the NEC this winter.

It’s the third time that the venue has played host to the awards ceremony - it was previously held there in 2006 and 2007.

This year’s event will be hosted by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey.

When the awards came to Solihull in 2006, it was the first time the show had ever taken place outside London.

Thousands turned out to see equestrian Zara Phillips pick up the award. When the show returned to Solihull a year later, it was boxer Joe Calzaghe who lifted the prestigious trophy.

This year’s awards will be taking place on December 19, broadcast live on BBC One and Radio 5 Live.

Tickets for the show will go on sale in September.

 

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