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Duchess of Cambridge 'very well' after sickness

The Duchess of Cambridge said she was "very well" after recovering from severe pregnancy sickness. Kate made her first public appearance since leaving hospital at London's ExCeL centre during Sports Personality of the Year.

The Duchess attended the show in her role as an official ambassador of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic team
The Duchess attended the show in her role as an official ambassador of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic team Credit: PA Wire

After the ceremony Kate met some of this year's sporting heroes backstage including Sports Personality runner-up Jessica Ennis.

The Duchess told presenter Gary Lineker she was "very well" after he asked about her condition, before she admitted to Paralympic athlete Wright that her time on stage had been "well scary".

Bradley Wiggins thanks team mates and Olympians

Speaking at London's Excel Centre as he accepted the award, Bradley Wiggins said: "What a year, and to stand on this stage with the likes of these people next to me is incredible.

"And I'd like to thank my team mates because again without them I wouldn't be here tonight, and wouldn't be stood on this stage... To all the Olympians here tonight, because again it would be nothing stood here without the incredible year that we've had, so thanks to everyone."

Winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins
Winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins Credit: PA Wire

Ennis and Murray finished in second and third

Wiggins won the public vote after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, cycling's ultimate prize, in July, followed days later by the Olympic Time Trial on the streets of Surrey.

Team GB Heptathlon gold medal-winner Jessica Ennis was second, with US Open tennis winner and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray third.

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Kate arrives at awards ceremony

Roger Mosey, the Acting Director of BBC Television, tweeted to say that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at the Excel Centre where she will present the Sports Personality of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.

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Pleased to confirm that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at Excel for #Spoty. We're delighted she's taking part in the show tonight.

July 7 survivor honoured with award

Martine Wright was awarded the Helen Rollason Award. Credit: PA Wire

Martine Wright, who lost her legs in the London bombings on July 7, 2005, and competed in the sitting volleyball at the 2012 Paralympics, won the Helen Rollason Award.

This is presented in memory of the BBC presenter who died in 1999 at the age of 43 after suffering from cancer, and is given for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.

Wright said: "I am absolutely honoured to be here. I count myself lucky to have survived that awful day, and that I've made an incredible journey, the last seven years."

She thanked the emergency services and medical staff who did so much and added that she "will never forget the 52 people that sadly lost their lives, so this is definitely for them as well."

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