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BBC Sports activities Persona of the 12 months Award 2023: What time does it begin tonight and who’re nominees? Specific Occasions

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The BBC’s Sports activities Persona of the 12 months award is celebrating its seventieth anniversary tonight. 

Established in 1954, Spoty doesn’t essentially reward the very best sporting efficiency of the 12 months however, as a public vote, recognises the ‘character’ who has most captivated the British public over the previous calendar 12 months.   

What’s it?

Spoty is an annual awards and evaluate programme, organised and hosted by the Company, that started in 1954 by wanting again on the 12 months in sport earlier than crowning a BBC Sports activities Persona of the 12 months. Using the phrase ‘character’ within the title is a throwback to when the time period was used interchangeably with the phrase ‘particular person’. Opposite to well-liked notion, there isn’t a requirement for the shortlisted candidates to have distinctive character. 

Now in its eighth decade, the present has mushroomed to include seven different distinct prizes alongside the principle award: World Sport Star of the 12 months, Workforce of the 12 months, Lifetime Achievement, Younger Sports activities Persona of the 12 months, Coach of the 12 months, Unsung Hero, Best Sporting Second of the 12 months and the Helen Rollason Award, inaugurated to commemorate the lifetime of the BBC presenter who died in 1999, and introduced for “excellent achievement within the face of adversity”.

When is it?

Spoty takes place tonight (Tuesday, December 19) and is broadcast stay, with voting open to the general public in the course of the programme by way of telephone, the BBC Sports activities app and web site. The present is broadcast on BBC One.

The place is it?

The occasion is held at Media Metropolis in Salford, with tickets accessible on utility to BBC Reveals and Excursions.

What time will it begin?

Protection begins at 7pm UK time and is because of end at 9pm.

How can I watch it?

BBC One and BBC iPlayer will broadcast the present, introduced, because it was final 12 months, by Gabby Logan, Clare Balding, Gary Lineker and Alex Scott, stay. You may additionally comply with the occasion by studying our stay weblog.


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