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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That's all from me tonight but thanks for celebrating another year of sport with us.

    There's only one more thing to say and that's congratulations to this year's winner - Geraint Thomas.

    See you next year!

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    Image caption: Sports Personality of the Year 2018 - Geraint Thomas
  2. Post update

    One of the highlights of the evening was Billy Monger picking up the Helen Rollason award and delivering a heartfelt speech.

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    Video caption: Lewis Hamilton presents Billy Monger with the Helen Rollason Award.
  3. 'An honour to be nominated'

    Sports Personality of the Year 2018, Geraint Thomas on Radio 5 live: "It's unbelievable. I think I did waffle a bit in my speech, didn't I?"

    "I'd just talked myself out of it, to be honest. I guess I thought: 'nah, it's not going to happen',

    "It was honestly an honour just to be there and be a part of the six as I've never been nominated. It was just an amazing moment."

    Geraint Thomas
  4. England Netball win Team & Greatest Sporting Moment

    It has been a terrific year for netball and England achievements were recognised as they received the Team of the Year and Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year awards.

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    Video caption: Sports Personality of the Year: England netball win Team & Greatest Sporting Moment awards
  5. Kirsty Ewen wins the Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award

    Watch as Kirsty Ewen is announced as the Get Inspired Unsung Hero at Sports Personality of the Year 2018 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

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    Video caption: Kirsty Ewen wins the Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award at Sports Personality of the Year.
  6. Get Involved

    #spoty or text 81111 (UK only)

    Adam Bailey: Congratulations Geraint Thomas, a very worthy winner⁠. He has always been willing to sacrifice his own ambitions to help his own teammates. To win #TDF2018 was an incredible achievement, especially considering he had to first win a battle for leadership within Team Sky.

    Sach Grant: Netball doesn’t have to be your sport or your thing. Nothing can take away what was achieved at the Gold Coast. It would be great if people could just respect the achievement without trying to belittle it

  7. Geraint Thomas wins Sports Personality 2018

    Relive the moment when Geraint Thomas is announced as the winner of Sports Personality of the Year.

    Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton, took the runners-up spot with Harry Kane finishing in third.

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    Video caption: The winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2018 is announced.
  8. Cult hero in a waistcoat

    The famous waistcoat is the question for England manager Gareth Southgate to answer on 5 live: "It's all very, very strange I have to say.

    "It was too hot for a jacket and a light blue shirt is not a good look in that heat.

    "I actually spoke with my children before I left and said: 'do you think I could get away with wearing that?' and they said: 'dad nobody is going to bothered what you're wearing, so just get on with it!"

    Gareth Southgate
  9. 'To celebrate like the fans is special'

    Sports Personality's third place finisher Harry Kane says it was the reaction of the fans that made the World Cup so special:

    "I remember being that kid down the park or with my mates, watching the World Cup, the Euros, throwing drinks and celebrating like that.

    "To be on the pitch and celebrating like that, it was pretty special."

    What can England take from their performance in Russia?: "To get so close, it hurts so much when you don't quite get there.

    "We believed that were going to go on and bring it home and I know the nation believed it as well.

    "To go out like we did, of course it gives us a little bit extra motivation for the next tournament."

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  10. Remembering those we lost

    Sports Personality of the Year remembered the sportsmen and women who passed away during the past 12 months with music from Freya Ridings.

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    Video caption: Sports Personality of the Year remembers the people we have lost over the last 12 months.
  11. 'He's the best I've seen'

    Sports Personality contender Jimmy Anderson speaking to Radio 5 live: "It was very nerve-wracking being on the stage but amazing to actually get in the top six. I was a bit speechless with all those top sportsmen and women."

    Recently-retired England captain Alastair Cook on former team-mate: "He was a grumpy so-and-so to manage at certain times but I've always said he's [Anderson's] the greatest fast bowler I've ever seen - the most skillful.

    "To spend twelve years playing with him was a real privilege."

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  12. Post update

    Libby Dawes

    BBC Sport at Sports Personality

    The clear-up begins...

    Spoty stage
  13. I wanted to get back to the top

    Tyson Fury on his draw with Deontay Wilder: "It was a special moment in my life and career. Everyone knows what I've been through in 2017 and 2018, they were terrible years.

    "This year I decided I wanted to get back to the top of heavyweight boxing and I dedicated my life to the sport.

    "I should be WBC heavyweight champion of the world and everyone knows it!"

    Tyson Fury
  14. Get Involved

    #spoty or text 81111 (UK only)

    Kelly: Every year #SPOTYfalsereminds me how great sport is! A night of great inspiration. All were deserving winners but my vote was for Lizzy Yarnold because back at the start of the year when she won her gold I actually cried and watching that video I wanted to all over again.

  15. Post update

    In rather timely fashion, BBC Radio 5 live's Bespoke podcast has produced this majestic bit of radio which looks back on Geraint Thomas' amazing summer in France. It's hosted by Tom Fordyce and also includes contributions from Geraint's wife Sara. Listen below or download here.

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  16. Winners' selfie

    Paul Battison

    BBC Sport at Sports Personality

    Billy Monger and the England netball team celebrate their Spoty wins together...

    Billy Monger and England netball