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BBC Sports Personality of the Year returns to Salford in December

BBC Sports Personality of the Year returns to MediaCityUK’s dock10 Studio next month to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023 is taking place on Tuesday December 19, presented by some of BBC Sport’s most well-known and loved faces – Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott – and screening live on BBC One and iPlayer from 7pm – 9pm.

All the action from the red carpet, including exclusive interviews with nominees and highlights from the programme, will also be available on the BBC Sport website, app and across social media.

From the Lionesses making it to the FIFA Women’s World Cup final, to Europe taking home the Ryder Cup; 2023 kept the nation on the edge of their seats with BBC Sport at the heart of the action.

The broadcaster celebrated success at the World Athletic Championships with Team GB and enjoyed events on home soil with the men’s & women’s Ashes and UCI Cycling World Championships taking place in the UK.

England came nail-bitingly close in the semi-final of the men’s Rugby World Cup, plus Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City secured the treble – the only team to do so since Manchester United’s class of ‘99.

Once again, there will be eight categories celebrating the biggest and best sporting achievements and talent from 2023, with nominations to be announced shortly. The categories are:

  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • World Sport Star of the Year
  • Helen Rollason award
  • Young Sports Personality of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Coach of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement award

Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater, said: “I’m so proud of the crucial role BBC Sport has played in bringing audiences a wonderful and thrilling year of sport on TV, radio and online – there will be so much to celebrate on the evening.

“What will make this year’s awards even more special is that we are marking 70 years of the programme. Over the last seven decades the public has decided who its sporting heroes are, from grassroots to professional, and that’s what makes Sports Personality of the Year so important.”

Tickets to the event are available to the public from today via BBC Shows and Tours. Viewers at home can also get involved and make their voices heard by voting for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner on the evening.

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