Sporting stars dazzle on red carpet at Sport Personality of the Year with Henderson and Hollie Doyle joined by celebs

A HOST of celebrities have descended on the red carpet for the Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Nominees Jordan Henderson and Hollie Doyle were among the first to arrive as they look to pip firm favourite Lewis Hamilton to the crown.

The Liverpool midfielder and jockey are two of six names on the shortlist that also includes England cricketer Stuart Broad, snooker world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan and boxer Tyson Fury.

Henderson, fresh from a stunning 7-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, looked suave in all-black attire.

He guided the Reds to the Premier League title for the first time for more than 30 years.

Doyle also dazzled in a black, gold and white dress alongside boyfriend and fellow jockey Tom Marquand.

The 24-year-old became the first female jockey to ride a winner on Champions Day at Ascot and broke a record after winning five races at Windsor.

Broad appeared to show off a fresh haircut for the occasion and looked proud to be nominated following a terrific year.

He became only the second Englishman and seventh bowler ever to scalp 500 Test wickets.

They were also joined by legendary pop star Rick Astley who will be performing for those in attendance.

One man unlikely to be in attendance is heavyweight champ Fury.

The Brit demanded he was taken off the list and pleaded with his fans not to vote because he 'doesn't need a glass trophy to say who I am or what I've done'.

O'Sullivan, earning his first nomination, became a world champion for a sixth time this year after winning the title for the first time since 2013.

But it is Hamilton who remains firm favourite for the award having equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven world championships this year.

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