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Last Updated: Tuesday December 01 2009 11:03 GMT

Who will be BBC Sports Personality of the year?

Ryan Giggs, Jenson Button and Tom Daley

The shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the year is out and includes Jenson Button, Ryan Giggs and 15-year-old Tom Daley.

Also nominated are heptathlete Jessica Ennis and triple jumper Phillips Idowu.

Boxer David Haye, gymnast Beth Tweddle and tennis star Andy Murray make the shortlist as well.

Last year the title was picked up by cyclist Chris Hoy who won three gold medals in the 2008 Olympics.

There's another cyclist up for the award this year, Mark Cavendish, who won six stages of the Tour de France.

And Ashes-winning England cricket captain Andrew Strauss is also up for the title.

2009 SHORTLIST
Jenson Button
Mark Cavendish
Tom Daley
Jessica Ennis
Ryan Giggs
David Haye
Phillips Idowu
Andy Murray
Andrew Strauss
Beth Tweddle

'Big show'

Last year almost 10 million people watched the programme on BBC One, with the producers promising an even better show this year.

Editor Carl Doran said: "We've our best ever line-up and some amazing surprises for our biggest ever show."

As well as the Sports Personality award, the night includes Young Personality, Team of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.

Watch the show on BBC One, Sunday, 13 December Time, 7pm