The six nominees for the title of BBC Sports Personality of the year were announced this week and there's a stand-out favourite to win at the top of the Betfred betting markets. We've taken a look at the runners and riders, as well as their chances of winning the coveted award.
When and where is SPOTY 2023 taking place?
The glitzy awards ceremony will once again take place in front of a packed crowd of stars from the sporting world, as well as the general public, at Media City in Salford, on the 19th December at 19:00.
The show will mark the 70th anniversary of the first presentation of the award, with presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott all returning to host.
Who are the nominees for SPOTY 2023?
Mary Earps - 1/8
England and Manchester United keeper, Mary Earps has had a couple of seasons to remember, firstly winning the Euros for the first time with the Lionesses. She then went on to save the winning penalty against Brazil to win the 'Finalissima' and then picked up the Golden Glove in both the Women's World Cup and the Women's Super League.
The 30-year-old was voted 5th in the Women's Ballon d'Or award, which is the highest a goalkeeper has ever placed and has also picked up several other prestigious awards such as Sportswoman of the Year and BBC Women's footballer of the year.
At 1/8 at the time of writing, this looks a done deal. Or is it??
Stuart Broad - 8/1
The veteran fast bowler finally bowed out of all forms of cricket this year, at the tender age of 37.
In typical 'Broady' fashion, he did it in the style which has made him one of England's greatest ever in the sport, especially with the ball.
Alongside James Anderson, the Nottinghamshire man formed perhaps the most formidable fast-bowling partnership of all time, taking over 1300 wickets in test matches between them.
After announcing his intention to retire after the summer's Ashes series, Broad passed 600 Test wickets in his career, took 22 wickets for the series and remarkably performed the feat of hitting a six off his last ball and taking a wicket with his last ball in the sport.
What a way to bow out...
Katarina Johnson-Thompson - 25/1
'KJT' finally put years of injury and anguish behind her, as she regained her World Championship title in the Heptathlon, in Budapest.
She was unable to defend the title in 2022, as she came into the event injured and out of form but gained her 2nd world title with an amazing come-from-behind performance.
Johnson-Thompson was behind on the second day but two personal best performances in the Javelin and 800m, saw her come back to win Gold by just 20 points.
Frankie Dettori - 25/1
Just like Stuart Broad, the famous old Horse Racing jockey announced his retirement from the sport at the grand old age of 52. Or did he?
Here at Betfred, we said our farewell to Frankie in the form of a giant thank-you card at the Doncaster St Leger meeting.
Dettori had a year to remember, picking up wins in the 2000 Guineas on Chaldean and then achieving a double at Epsom in June, with wins in the Coronation Cup on Emily Upjohn and the Oaks on Soul Sister, adding to his tally of British Group 1 (287) and Classic races (23).
However, Frankie, as usual, had the last laugh, announcing his attention to carry on riding in California, as well as appearing in the reality TV show, I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here!
Rory Mcilroy - 66/1
The Northern Irish golfer had another successful year on the course, picking up two more titles, as well as playing a prominent part in Europe regaining the Ryder Cup in Rome.
However, his long wait for a 5th major continues and it's now nine years since he last picked one of the four big trophies of the sport up.
Rory also played a major role in the ongoing battle between the PGA Tour and the rebel LIV Golf tour, which continues to rage to this day...
Alfie Hewitt - 66/1
The wheelchair tennis player had a superb year, picking up the Australian and US Open's and falling narrowly short at Wimbledon in the singles.
He also picked up three more Grand Slam titles in the doubles, alongside his partner Gordon Reid.
The 26-year-old from Norfolk now holds 26 major titles in the sport and is currently ranked no.2 in the world.
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