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Last Updated: Monday December 14 2009 16:35 GMT

In pictures: BBC Sports Personality 2009

Rebecca Adlinton

Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington turns up to watch the BBC Sports Personality 2009 awards.

Beth Tweddle

World gymnastics champ Beth Tweddle missed out on the award but performed at the ceremony.

Jenson Button

Jenson Button won the F1 World Championships earlier this year but could only manage second place on Sunday night.

Joe Calzaghe

Last year's winner and Strictly contestant Joe Calzaghe, who is a boxer, poses for the cameras as he arrives at the event.

Tom Daley

Diver Tom Daley picked up Young Sports Personality for the second time, as well as being nominated for the adult award.

Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis came third after becoming world heptathlon champion this year.

Freddie Flintoff

Freddie Flintoff picked up the award for best team on behalf of England's cricketers who were watching on a live link from South Africa.

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs wasn't expected to win and said it was a great honour, but a big shock as well!

David Haye

Heavyweight boxing champion David Haye arrived with his wife Natasha. He was nominated but didn't win on the night.

Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes won the award back in 2004 and was in the audience this year.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan shows off his fighting stance before taking his place to watch the show.

Victoria Pendleton

Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton shows off her brightly coloured scarf!

Phillips Idowu

Triple-jump world title holder Phillips Idowu made sure his hair, tie and tongue piercing were all the same colour!