SPOTY contenders and awards royalty, including James Cracknell and Will Bayley, have filed into Aberdeen's The P&J for tonight's event.
The BBC's showcase event for the sporting year will see the great and the good from the world of sport with a generous smattering of celebrities thrown into the mix.
James Cracknell and his new girlfriend Jordan Connell looked totally loved up as they strolled the red carpet at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year event.
Hosted by station regulars Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan, the invited guests made a star-studded red carpet arrival ahead of the show going live on BBC1 from 7pm.
Olympic rower James, 47, looked typically dapper in a smart two-piece suit – which he accessorised with a tie to match his girlfriend's dazzling deep red gown.
Hitting the red carpet together for the first time, both James and Jordan appeared thrilled to be making their first public appearance together.
New Yorker Jordan, 34, dazzled in a glittering red gown with a sexy thigh-high split and sequin embellishments.
The Cambridge University student teased a glimpse at her toned legs which she accentuated with a pair of black, pointed stiletto heels.
The duo flirtatiously giggled and couldn't keep their hands off each other as they cosied together for their first official red carpet walk.
James' appearance comes just a day after his re-appearance on the Strictly Come Dancing final.
The Olympian was the first celebrity to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing this year after struggling to impress on the dancefloor with his professional partner Luba Mushtuk .
James has since vowed never to dance again after being kicked off the BBC dance competition in the second week of the live shows.
James' dancing was labelled as "lethargic" during his time on Strictly, with the judges suggesting that he needed to put as much energy into dancing as he did with rowing.
The rower failed to win over the audience and judges with his wooden tango and stiff jive, but highly commended professional partner Luba for trying to teach him to dance.
James' red carpet debut with Jordan first hit headlines after he was snapped locking lips with his new girlfriend just a month after his divorce was finalised in the summer.
They had previously rumoured to have been dating, but have since made their romance official.
The new relationship comes just months after James' divorce from Beverley Turner, 45, was finalised in July.
The former couple were married for 17 years and had three children together, but called time on their relationship in March.
They married in 2002 and are parents to Coryde, Kiki and Trixie.
The split was confirmed in a statement: “We can confirm that sadly we separated last year. Together, we remain committed to our amazing children, they are our absolute priority.”
Several months after the split, reports suggested James had been growing close to finance student Jordan, who was part of a university cheerleading team.
The duo flirtatiously giggled and couldn't keep their hands off each other as they cosied together for their first red carpet
The paralympic table tennis player, 31, beamed his dazzling smile as he made a smart appearance at the highly-anticipated event.
Will looked charming in a smart black suit with a matching grey tie, while he rocked a rugged style with sexy stubble framing his face.
The paralympian's appearance at the event also comes after he returned to the dance floor last night alongside James at the Strictly Come Dancing grand final.
The sportsman was forced to pull out of the hit BBC One dance show in November after suffering from a sudden injury during rehearsal.
Joining the former Strictly contestants on the SPOTY red carpet was Love Island reality stars Michael Griffiths and Joe Garratt.
The pair, 27 and 23, looked as dapper as ever as they flashed their cheeky grins on the star-studded red carpet.
Joe rocked a classic tuxedo while Michael opted for a glittering suit jacket with a quirky shirt and red pocket square.
Joe's appearance on the red carpet comes just days after he hit headlines following his break-up with Love Island Lucie Donlan.
The star was spotted getting close to Love Island winner Amber Gill in a club on Friday night.
Another star caught up in reality TV drama, Chelcee Grimes, made her appearance at the SPOTY red carpet tonight.
Chelcee, 27, famously dated Love Island and Celebs Go Dating bombshell Megan Barton Hanson.
Megan and Chelcee went public with their relationship during a visit to Manchester's Etihad Stadium – Chelcee's not just a wildly successful song-writer, but also a footballer for Fulham Ladies.
Chelcee turned heads at the event as she stepped out and made a bold fashion statement in an unusual polka-dot suit.
Also looking sensational at the event was host Gabby Logan.
The TV veteran, 46, wowed as she took to the stage in a black dress with one-shouldered cut-out detailing accentuating her toned frame.
The awards night ended with Ben Stokes being named Sports Personality of the Year, followed by Lewis Hamilton who came in second and Dina Asher-Smith finishing third.
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