Mighty Max Whitlock wows the nation at Sports Personality Of The Year ceremony

Max Whitlock. Picture (c) John Davis
Max Whitlock. Picture (c) John Davis

Max Whitlock put on a show at the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year awards ceremony as he dazzled the nation with a spellbinding display of tricks and flips – all while dressed in a suit and balancing on top of a grand piano in front of a sell-out 7,500 crowd at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Whitlock, who was nominated for the prestigious award after winning gold on the pommel horse at the World Championships earlier this year, spoke to host Gabby Logan about the great strides that gymnastics has made over the past few years.

The 22-year-old has gained an army of fans since his heroics at the London 2012 Olympics, and spent the days leading up to the SPOTY ceremony touring schools in Belfast as he continues to inspire the next generation.

Max eventually finished eighth out of 12 nominees in the overall standings, one place below Mo Farah and one above triple jumper Greg Rutherford.

Tennis star Andy Murray took top honours after inspiring Great Britain’s tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years.