Cricket hero Ben Stokes is Sports Personality of the Year
England cricket all-rounder Ben Stokes has won the coveted BBS Sports Personality of the year trophy.
He played a pivotal part in England’s sizzling summer of cricket – ending a 44-year wait to win the World Cup.
And he hit a breath-taking Ashes innings at Headingly – knocking an awe-inspiring 135 not out to keep England’s hopes alive.
Stokes, 28, was the firm favourite to win the award.
Bookies had his odds at 1-10
Second place went to Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton – seen by some as the sport’s greatest ever driver – has just taken his sixth world championship.
Third place went to sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, the fastest British woman in recorded history.
She is the current World Champion at 200 metres.