Let the Sports Personality debate commence
The fact that BBC Sports Personality of the Year provokes so much debate is one of the main reasons I love being editor of the show.
In the SPOTY office, we are worse than anyone, constantly guessing who might make the top 10, checking who are the favourites, discussing and disagreeing on who the 30 sports editors might nominate. So as soon as we get the results through, I really look forward to announcing the top 10 contenders in order to hear people's reactions.
It is also great because finally the waiting is over and we can look ahead to exactly who might lift the trophy in Birmingham on 19 December.
The 2009 Sports Personality of the Year winner, Ryan Giggs, exclusively revealed the top 10 contenders during The One Show on Monday.
I'm sure you'll agree with me that it really is an outstanding list. In fact, that's better illustrated by taking a look at those people who just missed out.
Not forgetting Rebecca Adlington and Phillips Idowu, who again had great years. Yet none of those fantastically talented sports stars have made it into the top 10 this year - the competition was just that strong.
I have enormous sympathy for those I have just mentioned but our independent judging panel have really come up with something special with the names they have selected.
Just to reiterate, the top 10 is chosen by 30 sports editors from a range of publications. They send us their top 10s and we simply count the nominations for each sports star - you can see who each of the publications went for by following this link.
After the disappointment of the World Cup, we sometimes forget what a vintage year it has been for British sport.
Graeme Swann is currently in Australia looking to add to his blossoming reputation as one of the best spin bowlers in the world, while 16-year-old diver Tom Daley features yet again after his golden performances in Delhi.
Try and pick a winner from that lot! It promises to be the closest race for years and whoever wins will be a very worthy victor.
Over the next three weeks we'll be covering all 10 contenders equally and extensively with family features during The One Show, interviews with the contenders themselves during BBC Radio 5 live's breakfast show and an extensive spin-off show on all 10 with Gabby Logan on 13 December, which will also feature interviews with every contender.
And, as always, the BBC Sport website will cover all 10 extensively, with each contender having their own individual day when they will be featured.
We hope that by the time the show comes around on 19 December in Birmingham, you will know all you need to know about our top 10 and you will be able to decide your favourite.
The vote takes place during the show itself and is decided by the public alone.
What a list, what a night it is going to be.