Teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has crowned a remarkable 2021 by being named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The 19-year-old - who grew up in Bromley - shot to fame in September when she became the US Open women's singles champion after an incredible run in which she went without dropping a set in the entire tournament.
Raducanu went into this evening's contest as the hot favourite ahead of five fellow nominees: diver Tom Daley, boxer Tyson Fury, swimmer Adam Peaty, footballer Raheem Sterling and Paralympic cyclist Dame Sarah Storey.
She said: "To win it's really pretty amazing. I'm really happy. I've watched Sports Personality of the Year growing up so I'm really humbled to join the amazing past winners and I'm also very happy for British tennis that we've managed to get this award again.
"Thank you so much to all the voters and all of the fans for all the support I received this past year. It's been absolutely insane, especially the energy that I felt at Wimbledon this year and playing in front of my home crowd. That was something I've never felt before so thank you very much."
She also thanked her team, coaches, family and friends.
Tom Daley came second in the BBC contest and Adam Peaty was third.
Raducanu first emerged into the spotlight at Wimbledon this summer, reaching the fourth round before retiring from her last-16 match after suffering breathing difficulties - all while she awaited her A-level results.
But it was her exploits at Flushing Meadows which captured the nation's hearts, as she defied the odds to become the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in the Open era.
During the BBC show, tennis star Tim Henman called Raducanu's win "one of the most incredible achievements in the whole sport."
She was also voted the WTA Newcomer of the Year.
A Tour statement read: "Emma made history in 2021 by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam at the US Open, where she did not drop a set throughout all 10 of her matches.
"Having made her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon this year, she also reached the last 16 to become the youngest British woman ever to reach this stage at the All-England Club."