SPECSAVERS are on the search for the country’s best glasses wearers with a huge cash prize up for grabs.

TV’s favourite dancer Oti Mabuse has high-kicked off the search for the UK’s proudest glasses wearers in Alloa – with a £10,000 prize for the winner.

The star of Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer showcased her own stunning specs style in a new photoshoot, as she launches Specsavers’ annual search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2019.

Oti – who swaps her specs for contact lenses when she hits the dancefloor – said: “I’ve been wearing my glasses since I was 10 and I wear them all the time. I can’t live without them.

“I’ve got about 20 glasses and I love changing them to go with different outfits. There’s so many styles to choose from, specs a great way for people to express themselves through fashion.

“I feel more confident when I put my specs on. I wouldn’t be Oti without them.”

All glasses wearers aged 16 and over in Alloa just need to share a selfie and tell Specsavers what their glasses mean to them to be in with chance of winning the prestigious accolade.

It wouldn’t be the first time a bespectacled Wee County resident has gone far in the competition.

Two years ago Greig Paterson from Tillicoultry won the competition before Richard McCaffery, also from Tillicoultry, got to the final.

For every entry accepted, Specsavers will donate £1 to children’s anti-bullying charity Kidscape. Spectacle Wearer of the Year has raised more than half a million pounds for Kidscape over the past ten years.

Seven finalists, plus a social media favourite voted for by the public, will attend a celebrity-packed awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize.

Specs wearers can share their selfie at specsavers.co.uk/loveglassescomp.

Deadline for entries is 30 June 2019.