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Live Reporting

Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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    "You are a rock. You always have been and always will be. I wish you could come up here to share this moment with me. I love you so much and I'm so proud to call you my wife," says Ben Stokes, looking at his wife in the audience.

    "I'm just going to have to end it on that!" he adds.

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    Ben Stokes is emotional! He starts his speech, congratulating all of the other nominees.

    "There's so many people you feel like you have to thank," he says. "I play in a team sport so you get to share special moments with them."

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    What an achievement!

    Ben Stokes, England's cricket hero, is your Sports Personality of the Year. Here's his stunning year...

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    Ben Stokes is the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year!

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    In second place is Lewis Hamilton.

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    In third place is Dina Asher-Smith.

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    Right, here we go. This is it! The announcement of the winner. The Princess Royal is back on stage to present it alongside Denis Law.

    Here are the six nominees.

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    BBC One

    Gareth Thomas talking to BBC One: "The importance of sport is huge but for me it's all about inspiration. There's loads of people in here that give me inspiration but there's loads of people at home who can inspire others. For me, it's all about people realising that there are people fighting to keep people who inspire others going."

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    Great opportunity to watch Baroness Grey-Thompson's speech after picking up the lifetime achievement award.

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    Video caption: Baroness Grey-Thompson wins Lifetime Achievement award
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    Minutes away from finding out the winner. Gareth Thomas' Sport Relief challenge is coming to an end first as he delivers the trophy inside the stadium.

    More than 500 miles he has ridden. Incredible! Well done Gareth! The Scottish regiment band are welcoming him in... Bet he loves that.

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    BBC One

    Jason Roy speaking to BBC One: "It's been huge for cricket across the UK. For us to work so hard across the four years and for it to come to that moment, it's incredible."

  12. BreakingGreatest Sporting Moment of the Year - England Cricket

    Jos Buttler breaks the stumps to seal World Cup victory


    Jos Buttler breaking the stumps to seal World Cup victory for England's cricket team has been voted the Greatest Moment of the Year.

    England beat New Zealand at Lord's to win the World Cup for the first time in July in one of the most dramatic matches in the sport's history.

    Buttler sealed victory on the last ball of a super over after a tied match. He whipped off the bails to run out New Zealand's Martin Guptill.

    Goosebumps? Us too.

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    Video caption: Watch the moment England won the World Cup
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    BBC One

    Eoin Morgan speaking to BBC One: "It only tells a short part of the four-year journey we've been on. Throughout the whole of the World Cup campaign people showed faith, love and support and we're extremely grateful for that."

    "On behalf of the players, coaching staff and the England & Wales Cricket Board, thank you very much."

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    Captain Eoin Morgan receives the trophy and hands it over to Ben Stokes so he can do his speech.

    "Let's hope that's not the first one you hold," he jokes!

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    England Cricket


    England's World Cup-winning cricketers have been named Team of the Year.

    Eoin Morgan's side beat New Zealand in a super over after a dramatic final at Lord's in July.

    It was the first time England had won the World Cup, at the 12th time of asking.

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    Video caption: England Cricket win Team of the Year
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    Recently-retired boxer Nicola Adams and double Winter Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold are here to present the Team of the Year Award.

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    Youtuber KSI is up next to review a year of boxing which has seen plenty of heavyweight bouts.

    The one between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. last week being a prime example. Here was the commentary from AJ's winning moment. Spinetingling!

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    Video caption: Watch: Mike Costello's commentary of the moment Anthony Joshua reclaims world titles

    You can no longer cast your votes!

    The results of the votes will now be counted and the winner will be announced on the show shortly.

  19. Pausing to remember

    As we remember some of the legendary sporting names we lost in 2019, there's a full list online here.

    Gordon Banks
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    Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport at the P&J Live Arena

    This is what Lewis Capaldi is looking out at. Beautiful.

    Lights on people's phones at Sports Personality of the year