Bradley Wiggins wins Sports Personality of the year

Bradley Wiggins Credit: Press Association

Tour de France and Olympic cycling hero Bradley Wiggins has won BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 32-year-old was presented with the trophy by the Duchess of Cambridge, who was making her first public appearance since being treated in hospital for severe morning sickness.

Accepting the award from the Duchess, Bradley Wiggins thanked the voters, including his grandmother for pressing redial "God knows how many times".

  • Wiggins received 492,064 (30%) phone votes for the main award

  • Heptathlon gold medal winner Jessica Ennis came second with 372,765 (22%)

  • US Open winner and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray was third with 230,444 (14%)

  • Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah missed out on an award, coming fourth with 8% of the votes, a total of 131,327

After the awards ceremony, Wiggins performed 'That's Entertainment' on guitar at the after-party.

Bradley Wiggins performing 'That's Entertainment' at the Sports Personality after-party Credit: Twitter/@BrianMoore
Duchess of Cambridge and Jessica Ennis after the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards Credit: Press Association
Third placed Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Andy Murray is seen on videolink accepting his award from Lennox Lewis Credit: Press Association

Lord Coe was awarded the lifetime achievement honour for his athletics career and in recognition of his role in bringing the Olympics and Paralympics to London and their success.

Fighting back tears he said he was flattered and honoured to win the award.

2012 Chair Lord Coe accepting his award Credit: Press Association

Following the ceremony the Duchess of Cambridge told presenter Gary Lineker she was "very well" when he asked about her recent treatment for severe morning sickness, before she admitted to Paralympic athlete Martine Wright that her time on stage had been "well scary".

The Duchess of Cambridge on stage at the ExCel Centre Credit: Press Association