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Echo Arena Liverpool will host the biggest awards night in the sporting calendar, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will be back to present and celebrate the best sporting achievements from the past year with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds opening the star studded evening and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man also performing in front of an audience of nearly 11,000, while broadcasting live to millions on BBC One, from Echo Arena Liverpool on Sunday 17 December.
The contenders are (in alphabetical order):
Elise Christie (Speed skating)
Mo Farah (Athletics)
Chris Froome (Cycling)
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)
Anthony Joshua (Boxing)
Harry Kane (Football)
Johanna Konta (Tennis)
Jonnie Peacock (Para-athletics)
Adam Peaty (Swimming)
Jonathan Rea (Motorcycling)
Anya Shrubsole (Cricket)
Bianca Walkden (Taekwondo)
The 12 sportsmen and women will now go on to compete for the public vote on the night of the live show. Last year saw Wimbledon champion Sir Andy Murray crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time, ahead of triathlete Alistair Brownlee and showjumper Nick Skelton.
Votes can be cast by phone or online on the evening of Sunday 17 December. The number to call for each contender will be revealed during the programme. There is no voting via email, Red Button or by text. For further information go to bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality.
In addition to the main award, there will also be other prestigious awards on the night for:
Team of the Year
Coach of the Year
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Helen Rollason Award
Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award
Young Sports Personality of the Year
The industry panel for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year included World Cup winning rugby union player Maggie Alphonsi, Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell and Paralympic gold winner Danny Crates.
They sat alongside sports broadcasters Colin Murray and Eleanor Oldroyd, and the Chair of UK Sport Dame Katherine Grainger.
Also on the 2017 panel were newspaper sport editor Dominic Hart (Daily Mirror), sports writer Alyson Rudd (The Times) and sports news editor Laura Williamson (Daily Mail). Representing the BBC were Director of Sport Barbara Slater, Head of TV Sport Philip Bernie and Sports Personality Executive Editor Carl Doran.
For voting criteria on all the awards, further information and updates please visit bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality
TICKET LIMIT PER ORDER
Maximum ticket limit of 6 per order.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No children under the age of 10 will be admitted.
LIVE TELEVISION & SPECIAL EFFECTS
Please be advised that the show you are attending may have high noise levels, flashing lights and special effects (including smoke and pyrotechnic effects) occurring at any time during the performance. As the event is a live BBC presentation there will be limited opportunity to leave seats for comfort breaks; however the BBC will work with the venue team to let you know when there is appropriate time to leave the seats. This time will be limited and we would ask you to be patient with the venue staff as you return to your seats during the show.
Audience members will be asked to switch off mobile phones when the show starts.
Please note that the use of photographic or recording equipment in the arena bowl is strictly prohibited. Flash photography is also prohibited.
RESALE OF TICKETS
The resale of this ticket is strictly prohibited. The BBC takes the resale of tickets very seriously and will take such steps as are necessary to prevent resale. The BBC expressly reserves the right to cancel any tickets we discover to be listed for sale and to refuse entry in those circumstances.