The BBC has released the contenders for this year’s Sports Personality of the Year Award, with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton the favourite to win. Joining Hamilton on the shortlist are footballer Jordan Henderson, cricketer Stuart Broad, jockey Hollie Doyle, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan and boxer Tyson Fury.
Britain has many traditions around Christmas. Turkey and pigs in blankets for dinner, the John Lewis advert and having a drink before midday on Christmas Day are all things synonymous with this time of year.
Last week, the BBC published a comprehensive set of new rules to ensure “the highest possible standards of impartiality across the organisation”. These guidelines were to apply to all BBC employees, ranging from Laura Kuenssberg to Gary Lineker.