I’m really chuffed with the results. I’m chuffed Jessica Ennis was voted 3rd – she’s a great athlete and she’s from my club so I guess I’m biased. Must have been an incredible event for her in Sheffield.
I’m pleased that Jenson Button didn’t win, he’s done amazing things this year but no way near deserving to be the winner.
And it was great watching Ryan Giggs receive the award. I loved the humility that he hadn’t bothered to rehearse a winner’s speach. He was utterly stunned!
In my opinion, in comparison to X-Factor, Sports Personality is one of the most inspiring moments of the year. When you look at the collection of sports stars, what they have achieved, what they have been through to achieve it and the legacy they leave, it really makes Olly and Joe (as good as they may be) look like an over-hyped pair of karaoke wannabes.
But to be honest, that is my opinion. I have always loved sport and disliked pop music. What is important, whether you watch X-Factor or Sports Personality of the Year, is that you are inspired by normal people who have taken their opportunities and achieved their dreams. That is something we can all do.