The broadcaster has ignored his warning, however, as they announced their shortlist on Monday.
Tennis star and US Open winner Emma Raducanu is the odds-on favourite to lift the trophy. Tom Daley, Adam Peaty, Raheem Sterling and Dame Sarah Storey are also on the shortlist.
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The BBC show will be held at Media City in Salford on Sunday without a studioaudience because of concerns over rising coronavirus infections.
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