Singer John Newman to open SPOTY

John Newman is ready to open the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday.

The Yorkshire singer will be joined by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in front of a sell-out 12,000 crowd at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

His debut album Tribute topped the charts in October and his single Love Me Again was a number one hit in the summer. Newman, who studied in Leeds, said, "I can't wait to come back and perform in the city that made me who I am today."

The performance will broadcast live on Sunday from 19:40 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on the BBC Sport website and Radio 5 live.

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