Andy Murray named BBC Sports Personality Of The Year as Gary Lineker cuts hand open on live TV – watch

Tennis player beat competition from Tyson Fury, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Lewis Hamilton

Gary Lineker cut his hand open on live TV while hosting the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year tonight (December 20).

The annual prize was given to tennis player Andy Murray, whose efforts in helping Britain secure the Davis Cup were rewarded with the prestigious prize. However, earlier in the night Gary Lineker was left red-faced after cutting his hand on the prize while carrying it onto the stage.

Speaking alongside co-hosts Claire Balding and Gabby Logan, he said: “Just who is going to win this coveted prize, which I’ve cut my finger on. I’m bleeding everywhere!”

Logan then added that Lineker “literally bleeds for the BBC”. Watch the clip below:

Murray’s victory tonight sees him named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in three years. He previously took the prize home in 2013.

Rugby League star Kevin Sinfield was this year’s runner-up, with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill finishing third.