Stars dazzle on red carpet including Daley, Bellingham and Laura Kenny, but can anyone stop Raducanu winning SPOTY?

Stars dazzle on red carpet including Daley, Bellingham and Laura Kenny, but can anyone stop Raducanu winning SPOTY?

12/19/2021

BRITAIN'S sporting stars dazzled on the red carpet as they arrived for Sports Personality of the Year.

Olympic stars Tom Daley and Laura Kenny were among those arriving at MediaCity in Salford this evening.




Teenage sensations Sky Brown and Jude Bellingham also rocked up early doors for the glam event.

The former, still only 13, took bronze in Tokyo and arrived with her trusty skateboard in hand.

And she was celebrating early on after collecting the Young Sports Personality of the Year gong.

Daley's gold medal-winning partner and I'm A Celebrity contestant Matty Lee looked classy in his black suit and a black turtle neck.

But will anyone be able to stop Emma Raducanu from winning the coveted prize?

The tennis teen blew away the field at the US Open.

The qualifier did not drop a single set in ten matches, including three qualifiers, as she broke record after record on her way to lifting the title at Flushing Meadows.

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She heads up a six-athlete shortlist for tonight's public SPOTY vote – and is the heavy favourite.

Tyson Fury, Sarah Storey, Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Raheem Sterling complete the rest of the line-up.

But although many expect Raducanu to pick up the famous trophy, she will not be there in person to do so.

Despite her deals with Dior and Tiffany, the Bromley hero was due to be in Abu Dhabi for an exhibition pre-season warm-up tournament.

But she contracted Covid this week and therefore is currently self-isolating at a hotel in the Middle East.


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