Hot on the heels of his knighthood, Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has landed another title - Britain's greatest living wit.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has explained why he might not be in the front riding seat for Team Sky at this year's Tour de France
Sir Bradley Wiggins said it was "emotional" watching Lance Armstrong admit to using performance-enhancing drugs.
- 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)
Thanks for all the lovely tweets about SPOTY means a lot to be getting all this support now, I've been racing 16 years and glad everyone...
.. has been given the chance to come and watch all us Paralympians doing what we do. Thanks tweeters xxxx
Really looking forward to this evening #SPOTY! Will be an amazing night and will be so nice to catch up with everyone :)
Just landed in London for BBC Sports Personality tonight.. I hope its gonna be a great night...!! Shabba....:-):-):-)
The little bump and I are looking forward to catching up with everyone at #SPOTY tonight! :-)
The Duke of Cambridge will not attend the event at London's ExCel centre as he remains in Anglesey in his role as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, a St James' Palace spokesman said.
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge will present the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award and the lifetime achievement honour tonight, St. James's Palace said.
Catherine has not been seen in public since leaving the King Edward VII's Hospital in London on December 6.
She received three days of treatment for a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which leaves expectant mothers so ill they cannot keep food or liquids down.
The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year show, her first public engagement since being admitted to hospital with severe morning sickness, St James' Palace said.
Lord Sebastian Coe will receive the Lifetime Achievement award at tonight's BBC Sports Personality of the Year event.
The award recognises his career as an athlete and his contribution to sport in the UK, including the role he played in the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the BBC said in a press release.
Lord Coe became chairman of the board for the London 2012 bid team in 2004 and was pivotal in transforming the city's campaign to host the Games, it said.
His final speech that secured London as the hosts focused on the need to engage young people in sport to create a new generation of champions.
He is also remembered as one of Britain's greatest athletes, becoming a double Olympic champion and 12-time world record-holder.
He won gold in the 1500m and silver in the 800m at both the Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.
He retired from athletics in 1990.
The odds of Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins taking home BBC Sports Personality of the Year have been trimmed, Coral bookmakers has announced.
Olympic champion Wiggins' odds have been cut to 1/2 from 4/7, while odds on the third favourite to win - Andy Murray - have doubled to 6/1.
London 2012 hero Mo Farah is currently the second favourite, with odds of 9/2, while multi-Paralympian medal winner Ellie Simmonds is at 66/1, slashed from 100/1.
Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was "looking forward to getting back on the bike" as he continued to recover from injuries sustained in a road accident.
The 32-year-old athlete spent a night in hospital in Preston after he a van collided near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday night.