Forever a popular slot on the festive TV schedule, Sports Personality of the Year always caps off a stellar year for British sport.
Figures from across the sporting landscape take to the screen in the run-up to Christmas, hoping to be crowned by the voting public.
Over the years, the likes of Emma Raducanu, Lewis Hamilton, Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Geraint Thomas have made their way onto the honours list.
A staple of the calendar since the 1950s, the event is also a celebration of team success, coaching excellence and the hard work of community volunteers.
What: Sports Personality of the Year
Where: Dock10 Studios, Media City, Salford
When: Wednesday 21st December 2022
How to watch: BBC One
Odds: Stuart Broad 15/8, Frankie Dettori 7/2, Millie Bright 12/1, Zharnel Hughes
|1959||John Surtees||Motorcycle racing|
|1960||David Broome||Show jumping|
|1961||Stirling Moss||Formula One|
|1973||Jackie Stewart||Formula One|
|1976||John Curry||Figure skating|
|1980||Robin Cousins||Figure skating|
|1984||Torvill and Dean||Figure skating|
|1986||Nigel Mansell||Formula One|
|1992||Nigel Mansell||Formula One|
|1994||Damon Hill||Formula One|
|1996||Damon Hill||Formula One|
|2003||Jonny Wilkinson||Rugby union|
|2010||Tony McCoy||Horse racing|
|2014||Lewis Hamilton||Formula One|
|2020||Lewis Hamilton||Formula One|
Sports Personality of the Year is a BBC award given every December to a sportsperson who has performed exceptionally during the year.
The winner is voted for by the public, with the top three contenders all placed. The competition is now running for a 70th year.
Other awards are handed out, such as World Sport Star of the Year, Unsung Hero, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement award.
Sports Personality of the Year will be taking place on the evening of Wednesday 20th December 2023.
Sports Personality of the Year will be shown on BBC One and will be available on BBC iPlayer.
The venue for this year's Sports Personality of the Year is Dock10 Studios, Media City, Salford, having been held in Aberdeen, Liverpool and Birmingham in recent years.
Sports Personality of the Year is set to be hosted by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott.
England's Beth Mead won Sports Personality of the Year in 2022 as joint top scorer at Euro 2022, as England beat Germany 2-1 at Wembley.
With an Ashes series, World Athletics Championship and the Women's World Cup, there are plenty of early contenders to be named Sports Personality of the Year for 2023.
Stuart Broad entered the running after announcing his retirement from cricket during the final Ashes Test at 5/1, since being cut to 15/8, but despite taking his 600th wicket, the award tends to go to someone for their achievements that year, as opposed to over their whole career.
The same could rule second favourite Frankie Dettori, who was installed as favourite after announcing that 2023 would be his final year riding, though he did win the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Oaks at Epsom.
Millie Bright, stand-in captain for England Women, will certainly be amongst the contenders if the Lionesses win the World Cup, though it should be remembered Leah Williamson, captain of England's Euro 2022 success, was omitted from the final shortlist in favour of Beth Mead, tournament top scorer.
With James's suspension, it could pave the way for centre forward Alessio Russo to shine in Australia and New Zealand as the tournament reaches the latter stages.
Zharnel Hughes will go for gold at the World Athletics Championships, looking for redemption after Olympic heartbreak in 2021.
Hughes was part of the silver medal-winning 4 x 100m relay team who were stripped of their medals after a positive drugs test, and was disqualified from the 100m final after a false start.
But having won European gold last year in the 4 x 100m and 200m as well as silver in the 100m, Hughes could well be Team GB's track star in Hungary.
Frankie Dettori was the early favourite, following up the announcement of his impending retirement with wins in the 2000 Guineas and the Oaks before Stuart Broad announced his retirement during the Ashes, and he's been favourite ever since.
But with the World Athletics Championships and Women's World Cup, there's plenty of time for that to change.