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Rory Named Sportsman of the Year by GQ

OUR own Rory McIlroy was named Sportsman of the Year at a celeb-packed ceremony in London last night, where U2 also picked up the honour of Best Band.

The GQ Men of the Year awards, at London's Royal Opera House, was also attended by actresses Charlize Theron and Emma Watson, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, singer Kylie Minogue and Britain's Got Talent judge Michael McIntyre.

Hollywood star Johnny Depp presented a gong to Keith Richards, the rocker who famously inspired his Pirates of the Caribbean performance, at the glittering ceremony.

The actor, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the films, awarded Rolling Stones guitarist Richards, who recently wrote a warts-and-all account of his life as a hellraiser in his autobiography, the writer of the year award.

Doctor Who star Matt Smith won the most stylish award, while Professor Brian Cox was named TV personality of the year.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch won best actor, Tinie Tempah got the solo artist gong.

Other winners at the event included woman of the year for Lara Stone, wife of David Walliams.