Joe Wicks second-fav behind Fury for Sports Personality of the Year

Joe Wicks has gone from 25/1 to just 6/1 to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year, we can report.

The ‘Body Coach’ began last month as a rank outsider for the award, but significant support has seen his odds shorten dramatically to the point where he’s now considered the second-favourite.

He faces a tough fight to wrestle favouritism away from Tyson Fury, though, with the heavyweight world champion odds-on to scoop the gong at 8/11.

Liverpool ace Jordan Henderson completes the single-figure hopefuls at 8/1, ahead of Lewis Hamilton at 10s and Anthony Joshua at 16s.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Joe Wicks is closing the gap on Fury in the race for SPOTY and his odds of doing exactly that are now at record lows.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Tyson Fury – 8/11

Joe Wicks – 6/1

Jordan Henderson – 8/1

Lewis Hamilton – 10/1

Anthony Joshua – 16/1

20/1 bar

View the latest BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.