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No Scots on BBC SPOTY shortlist but Judy Murray joins judging panel


There are no Scots among the six contenders for BBC Sports Personality of the Year but Judy Murray was named as one of the judges.

The nominees were drip-fed by the BBC yesterday with the full shortlist unveiled on last night’s One Show.

But the live 7pm BBC1 magazine programme was dropped by BBC Scotland to make way for rural affairs show Landward.

Laura Muir did not make the shortlist despite a fabulous season on the athletics circuit

Despite the SPOTY ceremony being hosted in Aberdeen, none of Scotland’s 2019 sporting heroes make the public vote.

Double European indoor gold medallist Laura Muir was not included – and boxing champion Josh Taylor and football star Andrew Robertson, who lifted the Champions League with Liverpool, also missed out.

Dina Asher-Smith (Athletics)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Athletics)

Raheem Sterling (Football)

Ben Stokes (Cricket)

Alun Wyn Jones (Rugby)

However, Judy was included in an all-star judging line-up. It features former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas, England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent, and Olympians Denise Lewis and James Cracknell. Sports journalists also helped pick the final six.

Judy is a SPOTY regular, having seen her younger son Andy lift the coveted title a record three times. Andy and his brother Jamie won the team award as part of the 2015 GB Davis Cup-winning squad.

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