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Archives for November 2011

Who will be the 58th BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

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Carl Doran | 14:34 UK time, Monday, 28 November 2011

I'm terrible at keeping secrets, so I can breathe a sigh of relief today because, after a week of keeping it to ourselves, we are finally able to announce the top 10 contenders for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year - as nominated by 27 sports editors from a range of magazines, daily and Sunday newspapers.

The 2011 show is going to be broadcast live from BBC Sport's new home at MediaCityUK, Salford, on Thursday 22 December and I'm really excited by what we have in store.

But waiting to get the top 10 from the sports editors is always an apprehensive time, as it's not until we get the line-up confirmed that we can really put together the show's running order and lots of the films for the night.

This year's top 10 is a phenomenal collection of some of the best sports stars in the world - and we are really excited by the films we can put together to reflect what has been an incredible year for British sport.

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BBC Formula 1: An update

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Ben Gallop Ben Gallop | 14:09 UK time, Saturday, 26 November 2011

With the 2011 F1 season coming to a close in Brazil this weekend, it feels like a good time to update you on where we have got to with our planning for next year.

We're still working things through and are not in a position to confirm everything yet - but we are able to reveal some of the headlines: including which races we will be covering live; and how we intend to broadcast highlights of the rest.

The first thing to stress is that we will be at every race, bringing the season to life for BBC TV viewers.

Jake Humphrey will be leading our coverage from the F1 paddock, as he has for the past three seasons, and he'll have 13-time race winner David Coulthard alongside him, while Lee McKenzie will be back in place as pit-lane reporter.

You may have heard Martin Brundle is leaving - and we wish him well. We will be announcing the rest of our on-air team in the coming weeks.

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