Dickie Bird answers School Report's first questions on the red carpet
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Dickie Bird on 'very special' SPOTY

17 December 2012 Last updated at 14:15 GMT

Former England cricket umpire, Harold Dennis, known as "Dickie Bird", spoke to School Reporters from George Green's School on the red carpet at the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Having attended the SPOTY event every year since 1959 he spoke about the special atmosphere at this year's awards and shed light on his sporting highlights of the year.