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Strictly pro launches Specsavers' SWOTY competition

Oti Mabuse has been revealed as the face of Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards

18 Apr 2019 by Emily McCormick

BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Oti Mabuse is heading up Specsavers’ 2019 search for its Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

The dancer, who has also recently appeared on The Greatest Dancer, has been wearing glasses since she was 10, but uses contact lenses when on the dance floor.

Speaking about her spectacles, Ms Mabuse said: “I can’t live without them.”

She explained: “I’ve got around 20 pairs of glasses and I love changing them to go with different outfits. There are so many styles to choose from; specs are a great way for people to express themselves through fashion. I feel more confident when I put my specs on.”

Specsavers’ annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition is open to all glasses wearers aged 16 and over. It asks people to share a selfie on its website, and say what glasses mean to them.

For every entry received, Specsavers will donate £1 to anti-bullying charity, Kidscape.

Entries must be received by 30 June, with a prize of £10,000 for the winner.

Seven finalists will be selected, alongside a social media favourite who is voted for by the public, and invited to attend a special ceremony in London where a winner will be selected.

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