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Video: Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea honoured at Stormont

There may be a row over him having been omitted from the BBC's shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year - but double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea got 'a vote of approval' at Stormont on Monday.

Communities Minister Paul Givan hosted a reception for the Ballyclare man in recognition of his back-to-back world titles.

Rea refused to get embroiled in the controversry, other than to say he usually takes a well-earned holiday at this time of the year.

But he said it was "an incredible honour" to be given a reception at Stormont with his family.

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