December is here which means BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) is just around the corner. 

With events including the Olympics, Paralympics, Euros and Emma Raducanu winning the US Open, we are certainly not short of incredible sporting performances for 2021. 

The line-up is yet to be announced, but we can expect some big names and a tight contest for the number one spot. 

Here's what you need to know about SPOTY this year...

When is Sports Personality of the Year 2021? 

Sports Personality of the Year will take place on Sunday December 19 2021 at Media City UK in Salford. 

The show will start at 6:45pm on BBC One, finishing at 9pm.

How can I watch BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021? 

Sports Personality of the Year can be watched on BBC One or streamed via iPlayer. 

Who are the Sports Personality of the Year 2021 nominees? 

Six nominees have been shortlisted for this year's main prize:

  • Emma Raducanu
  • Raheem Stirling
  • Sarah Storey
  • Tom Daley
  • Adam Peaty
  • Tyson Fury

Who won Sports Personality of the Year 2020? 

Lewis Hamilton won Sports Personality of the Year in 2020 after equalling Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles. 

Liverpool FC won Team of the Year following their Premier League title win for the 2019/20 season, which in turn won Jurgen Klopp Coach of the Year. 

MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov won World Sport Star of the Year, and Captain Sir Tom Moore won the Helen Rollason Award for his work fundraising for the NHS. 

The Unsung Hero award was posthumously won by Sgt Matt Ratana, the head coach at East Grinstead Rugby Club who was killed while on duty for The Met Police in September 2020. 

Tobias Meller was the winner of the Young Unsung Hero award for raising £150,000 for charity after he walked the equivalent of two marathons despite not being able to walk or stand unaided. 

Young Sport Personality of the Year went to diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, while Marcus Rashford won the Expert Panel Special Award for his work campaigning against child food poverty.