Sporting stars and celebrities walk the red carpet at Sports Personality Of The Year

ANDY Murray is hardly the most animated of characters, but the Scottish tennis star still has a great sense of humour.

The Davis Cup hero won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 at a star-studded reception in Belfast overnight.

The world No. 2, who was picking up the honour for the second time, led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title since 1936 last month.

Accepting the award, the Scot delivered the perfect joke.

“I didn’t expect this — a friend actually sent me a message the other day with an article from a newspaper which said ‘Andy Murray is duller than a weekend in Worthing’, which I thought was a bit harsh … on Worthing.”

Murray added: “It’s very humbling to be up here in front of so many great athletes — I’m just a great sports fan and I’m really nervous.”

In second place came Kevin Sinfield, who retired from rugby league after an extraordinary career, including winning the Challenge Cup, League Leaders’ Shield and the Super League title in his final season, before switching codes to union.

WHO WAS ON THE SPOTY SHORTLIST? 

Andy Murray, 28, tennis

Lewis Hamilton, 30, Formula 1

Jessica Ennis-Hill, 29, athletics

Mo Farah, 32, athletics

Tyson Fury, 27, boxing

Lucy Bronze, 24, football

Chris Froome, 30, cycling

Greg Rutherford, 29, athletics

Max Whitlock, 22, gymnastics

Adam Peaty, 20, swimming

Kevin Sinfield, 35, rugby league

Lizzie Armitstead, 26, cycling

 

Best dressed sporting stars :

The Great Britain Davis Cup tennis team with Andy Murray on the red carpet

Andy Murray on the red carpet

Long jumper Greg Rutherford on the red carpet

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The Leeds Rhinos on the red carpet

Andy Hill and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the red carpet

Tyson Fury 

Adam Peaty

One Direction’s Niall Horan on the red carpet

golfer Padraig Harrington on the red carpet.

England Women’s football manager Mark Sampson on the red carpet

Steve Cram and partner Allison Curbishley

Kevin Sinfield on the red carpet

 

gymnast Max Whitlock on the red carpet

 

New Zealand rugby legend Dan Carter  on the red carpet

boxer Carl Frampton on the red carpet

 

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