Emma Bunton crowns MK comedian Spectacle Wearer of the Year

James Adrenrele pictured with Emma Bunton
James Adrenrele pictured with Emma Bunton

MK stand-up comedian, James Adenrele has been named this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year at what has become dubbed as the Oscars for specs wearers.

The 27 year-old, of Conniburrow, receive edthe award at a star-studded event hosted by Bradley Walsh. He was chosen

by a panel of expert judges and was handed the award by former Spice Girl and queen of the airwaves Emma Bunton, who kicked off the campaign earlier this year.

James walked away with a luxury trip for two to the Bahamas staying at the Atlantis Paradise Island as well as a £10,000 cash prize and £1,000 glasses wardrobe

from Specsavers, after being named the overall winner.

He was presented his category winning trophy earlier in the evening by Sarah Harding, then called back on stage to

receive the ultimate prize, beating six other finalists to the post.

James said: “Attending the star-studded event felt like a prize in itself, so to go on and win

Spectacle Wearer of the Year was amazing and very overwhelming. I am absolutely delighted to have won.

“I have decided to give the Bahamas holiday to my mother and sister. I owe them everything and this is my way of saying thank-you for their support.”

Celebrities were also rewarded on the night with Strictly star Kevin Clifton receiving Best Newcomer while pop star couple Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville receiving a special

joint award for their specs style. TV icon Anne Robinson was awarded Services to Specs or

her decades of dedicated glasses wearing.

An auction held on the evening was run by national treasure Christopher Biggins helped bring the amount raised for Kidscape this year to £80,000, bringing the total raised by

Specsavers for the charity in the last six years to £330,000.