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All Saints singer Melanie Blatt has been crowned Celebrity Spectacle Wearer of 2008 at an awards ceremony in London.

The Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards – held at the Waldorf Hilton – saw some of Britain’s biggest spectacle wearing celebrities gather to raise funds for Kidscape, the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

“It’s… really important to demonstrate to children that glasses are cool as so many children are still bullied about wearing glasses,” said Blatt, who had to start wearing glasses when her eyesight deteriorated after the birth of her daughter in 1998. "I love to wear my specs to make a style statement, daytime and evening, and have a wardrobe of frames for different outfits and looks. I just pop my glasses on and I feel transformed. There are many iconic male specs wearers out there, like David Tennant and Alan Carr, but you don’t see many females who wear their glasses in such an obvious and public way."

The event was hosted by Ben Shepherd and Jenni Falconer, and was judged by British fashion guru Gok Wan. Amongst the audience were Mark Foster, Jenny Eclair and Penny Lancaster-Stewart, and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winner Christopher Biggins was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Specs.

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