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
The Leeds Rhinos on the red carpet
Andy Hill and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the red carpet
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