Wiggins wins Sports Personality

Tour de France and Olympic cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 32-year-old was presented with the trophy by the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

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Late flurry of bets on Ennis to scoop Sports Personality crown

Jessica Ennis celebrates her victory in the heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: PA Wire

Bookmakers have revealed a late flurry of bets on Jessica Ennis being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Odds on the Olympic heptathlon champion taking the award have fallen from 9/1 to 4/1 in the last 48 hours, betting company William Hill said.

She is now firmly second favourite behind cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who is odds-on to win after his historic triumph in the Tour de France and gold in the Olympics time trial.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "There is no doubt that momentum has swung away from Bradley and Jess is steaming up on the outside. The only question is has she left her run too late?"

Sports Personality contenders

  • Nicola Adams (Olympic boxing gold medallist)
  • Ben Ainslie (Olympic sailing gold medallist)
  • Jessica Ennis (Olympic heptathlon champion)
  • Mo Farah (Olympic gold medallist in the 5,000m and 10,000m)
  • Katherine Grainger (Olympic rowing gold medallist)
  • Sir Chris Hoy (Olympic track cycling gold medallist)
  • Rory McIlroy (World Number One golfer and 2012 PGA Championship winner)
  • Andy Murray (US Open winner and Olympic tennis gold medallist)
  • Ellie Simmonds (Paralympic swimming gold medallist)
  • Sarah Storey (Paralympic cycling gold medallist)
  • David Weir (Paralympic wheelchair gold medallist)
  • Bradley Wiggins (Tour de France winner and Olympic cycling gold medallist)

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Kate will attend tonight's show in her role as an official ambassador of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic team, St James' Palace said.

A spokesman said:

The Duchess of Cambridge will tonight attend the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards at the ExCeL London, where Her Royal Highness will present the Lifetime Achievement and the main Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The Duchess will attend the event in response to a long-standing invitation from the BBC.

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