Robbie Williams, Laura Mvula, Gareth Malone and the Invictus Choir to perform at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Ex Take That star Robbie Williams will perform at this years BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. The singer, who has just won a BRIT’s ICON award will be joined by other stars singing at the awards including British Soul singer Laura Mvula, as well as Gareth Malone and the Invictus Choir.

Live from the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 18 December, Robbie will provide the soundtrack to a special moment in the programme which celebrates the achievements of our Olympians and Paralympians at Rio 2016.

Birmingham’s own Laura Mvula will perform the opening number, while Gareth Malone will be joined by the Invictus Choir in a moment dedicated to remembering those sporting icons that have sadly passed this year.

Robbie said: “I’m honoured to perform in such an iconic BBC programme. It’s been a truly amazing year for sport and I can’t wait to take to the stage in Birmingham in front of such sporting heroes.”

From the carnival of the Rio Olympics to Wales’s glorious Euro 2016 run and Leicester City’s Premier League win, 2016 has been a special year for sport.

Andy Murray is hot favourite to become the first three-time recipient of the BBC’s award, with a Wimbledon win, Olympic gold and becoming World No 1.

But then the Rio athletes such as Laura Trott, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, Max Whitlock, Jason Kenny, Alistair Brownlee and Mo Farah, could just pip him to the post.

Tune in to BBC One at 6.40pm on Sunday 18th December to see who wins Sports Personality of the Year 2016.