Farah's shock win capped a shambolic SPOTY
and his young son Hussein interrupted his live interview earlier when he messed with his microphone.
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It only took him two years in charge to bring SPOTY
to his home city and he fondly remembers the 2008 event.
He was also third on SPOTY
on two other occasions - in 2002, when he broke Sir Gordon Richards' record for the most winners in a season, and in 2013, when he rode his 4,000th winner.
Here are the latest odds, from bookies William Hill, on the contenders for the SPOTY
prize: Andy Murray 4-6 Jessica Ennis-Hill 2-1 Kevin Sinfield 7-1 Tyson Fury 14-1 Lewis Hamilton 25-1 Chris Froome 66-1 Mo Farah 100-1 Greg Rutherford 150-1 Adam Peaty 250-1 Lizzie Armistead 250-1 Lucy Bronze 250-1 Max Whitlock 250-1
THE GIMMICKS SPOTY
has been getting physical since its early days.
At least Britain's sporting public get to vote for the SPOTY
prize and there may be a surprise when the award is made Belfast on December 20 should one sport get organised and have their fans swamp the Beeb with votes.
The achievement comes after the popular athlete missed out on a top three position in the SPOTY
awards earlier this month, despite coming third last year before his wins at the London Games.
THE BBC, after much recent public red-faced embarrassment and hand-wringing on past controversy, could not afford any slip-ups with their lavish production of SPOTY
and despite running 25 minutes over schedule and Lennox Lewis providing the biggest laugh - albeit unconsciously and clearly unrehearsed in his handover of a trophy to Andy Murray - they just about emerged with credit.
You know Christmas is near when Auntie's every tentacle, be it radio, television or its ex-x cellent website prods you with SPOTY
Andretti headlines a 22-member SPOTY
voting panel that includes racers Dan Gurney, Darrell Waltrip, Don Prudhomme, Scott Russell, Tommy Kendall and Dorsey Schroeder.
Farah's shock win with 83,524 votes capped a shambolic SPOTY
, with young son Hussein interrupting the athlete's live interview earlier by messing with his microphone.